Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken German. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

    What makes this new edition of Colloquial German your best choice in personal language learning?

    • Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice.
    • Clear – concise grammar notes.
    • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide.
    • Complete – including answer key and reference section.

    Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

    1. A first taste of German  2. A little shopping  3. Asking the way  4. A place to stay  5. Eating out  6. Round the clock  7. Seeing the sights  8. Getting to know you  9. The recent past  10. Where it all began  11. Home and work  12. The story so far  13. Making a date  14. Music has charms  15. Time out  16. Off to the doctor's  17. No bones broken  18. Cashing a cheque  19. Making comparisons  20. Looking back...and forwards  Key to exercises  Translations  German-English glossary  Grammar index


    Glyn Hatherall

    - Thames Valley University (formerly Ealing Technical College / Ealing College of Higher Education / Polytechnic of West London) [1969-1997]:

    - Principal Lecturer [1983-85, 1992-97]

    - Head of School / Department [1985-92]

    - General Editor, Treffpunkt / German Teaching, Journal of the Association of Teachers of German / Association for Language Learning [1986-91]

    - Reviews Editor, German Teaching [1991-94]

    - Editorial Board member, Modern German Studies (Association for Modern German Studies) [2001-

    - External examing for:

    Institute of Linguists [1972-77; Diploma in Translation 1997- ]; Hatfield Polytechnic [1973-79]; Bulmershe College of Higher Education [1981-85]; Dublin College of Technology [1985-89]; Wolverhampton Polytechnic [1988-91]; Goethe-Institute, London [1992-93]; University of Southampton [1991-94]; Southampton Institute of Higher Education [1997-]; Institute of Linguists (Chief Examiner German>English for Diploma in Translation) [1998-2006]

    - External member [variously] of course review/validation or subject/faculty review panels for:

    Dublin Institute of Technology; Polytechnics of Middlesex, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Coventry, Bristol, Central London, Manchester, Oxford,

    Dielinde Hatherall

    German native speaker

    1970-2006 Part-time lecturer in German:

    Ealing Technical College > Ealing College of Higher Education > Polytechnic of West London > Thames Valley University

    1976-84 Part-time lecturer in German:

    Ealing Adult Education Service

    1977-88 Part-time lecturer in German:

    Hammersmith & North Kensington Adult Education Institute

    1983-90 Support tutor for language teachers on in-service training:

    Inner London Education Authority

    1984-88 Examiner for German:

    Institute of Linguists

    1986 to date Various teaching contracts:

    German for industry and commerce

    1987-89 Temporary 0.5 post as lecturer in German:

    Ealing College of Higher Education

    1993-98 Part-time (associate) lecturer in German:

    University of Greenwich

    'The individual learner - and I have tested this on a mature student who has looked at a wide range of self-learning courses - gets an excellent deal: the course is reasonably priced, the tone is not patronising, guidance is sufficient while not overdoing instructions in German ...The grammar tackled is particularly accessible, the vocabulary mostly that of in daily life.' Dr Ulrike Zitzlsperger, Exeter University