1st Edition

German Grammar: Reviewed and Retold
Germany’s Cultural History from Siegfried to Today

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ISBN 9781032060965
November 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
166 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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, story-telling 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 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

Table of Contents




  1. Pronouns Die rote Karte
  2. The many articles Siegfried & der Drache
  3. Genitive Case Die schwarzen Jäger
  4. Adjectives Schiller & Goethe
  5. Asking questions Himmelfahrt
  6. Reflexive Verbs Walpurgisnacht
  7. Modal Verbs Schuberts Schüchternheit
  8. "möchten" and "mögen" Bettina & Beethovens
  9. Geheimnis

  10. Separable verbs Im Strandkorb
  11. Two-way prepositions Der blaue Reiter
  12. Commands Störtebeker ärgert die
  13. Hanse

  14. Infinitive with "zu" Der Weihnachtsbaum
  15. The verb "werden" Der blaue Engel
  16. Passive Voice Der Auftritt Udos
  17. Simple Past Hänsel & Gretel
  18. Subjunctive Honeckers Theaterbesuch
  19. Present and Past Perfect Die Deutsche Bahn
  20. Conjunctions to make a sentence longer Angie im Fitnesscenter
  21. Conjunctions to begin a sentence with Helmut Schmidts
  22. Zigarette

  23. Relative Clauses Im Bürgerbüro


Appendix I: Prepositions Usage "für"and "zu"

Appendix II: Verb conjugation

Appendix III: Answer key


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Ulf Schütze is a Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the University of Victoria. He has taught German language courses for over 25 years at five universities in Europe, North America, and Oceania. His research has been widely published in the areas of psycholinguistics, computer assisted language learning as well as on the relationship between language and culture.