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1st Edition

Routledge Intensive German Course

ISBN 9780415253468
Published August 18, 2006 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

This intensive foundation course in German is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Offering an original and distinctive approach to language learning, the course presents German within its cultural context and encourages both practical language skills and enhanced communicative strategies.

An answer key is supplied for all relevant exercises, and features of the course include:

  • reading and listening texts as well as texts for closer analysis
  • ‘language focus’ sections on grammar, ‘test your knowledge’ exercises and issues of style and social communication
  • informative notes explaining cultural references
  • lots of exercises, including revision of previously learnt vocabulary or language patterns.

Using authentic language throughout, the Routledge Intensive German Course takes students from beginner to intermediate level in one year. Progress is carefully structured, starting with simple grammar and working towards more complex points with the acquisition of a significant body of vocabulary, so ultimately enabling students to understand complex language patterns and express themselves fluently in a wide range of situations.

To perfect listening and pronunciation skills, audio materials are available here:, as well as guidance for tutors, and links to related sites.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Ich heiße  2. Ich möchte bitte  3. Wie komme ich zum?  4. Freizeit und Urlaub  5. Ein Einzelzimmer bitte  6. Fitness und Gesundheit  7. Studentenleben  8. Es geht ums Geld  9. Arbeitssuche  10. Texts for Written and Aural Comprehension

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Paul Hartley is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Gloucestershire.