German Grammar: Reviewed and Retold is a user-friendly grammar/workbook designed to give German learners a great basis to build an in-depth knowledge of spoken and written German.
Bridging the gap between grammar, storytelling, and culture, learners of the German language discover Germany’s cultural history as well as life in Germany today, while absorbing grammatical structures through reading and practice. This grammar is based on recent Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research and word frequency, to embed vocabulary and grammar into a language-specific cultural context. A key component of this approach is consistency and relevance, enabling students to apply grammatical structures to their language learning, as well as talking about the past, present, and future.
Aimed at ACTFL levels Novice (all) to Intermediate (middle)/CEFR A1 to B1, this is the perfect grammar for post-beginners, combining storytelling with grammar acquisition.
Table of Contents
The concept of this Grammar
- Pronouns Die rote Karte
- The many articles Siegfried und der Drache
- Genitive case Die schwarzen Jäger
- Adjectives Schiller und Goethe
- Asking questions Himmelfahrt
- Reflexive verbs Walpurgisnacht
- Modal verbs Schuberts Schüchternheit
- "möchten" and "mögen" Bettina und Beethovens Geheimnis
- Separable prefix verbs Im Strandkorb
- Two-way prepositions Der blaue Reiter
- Commands Störtebeker ärgert die Hanse
- Infinitive with "zu" Der Weihnachtsbaum
- The verb "werden" Der blaue Engel
- Passive voice Der Auftritt Udos
- Simple past Hänsel und Gretel
- Subjunctive Honeckers Theaterbesuch
- Present and past perfect Die Deutsche Bahn
- Conjunctions (for long sentences) Angie im Fitnesscenter
- Conjunctions to begin a sentence with Helmut Schmidts Zigarette
- Relative clauses Im Bürgerbüro
Appendix I: Prepositions usage "für"and "zu"
Appendix II: Verb conjugation
Appendix III: Answer key