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Speed Up Your German

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors, 1st Edition

By Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass, Silke Mentchen


224 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Speed Up Your German is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains the errors most commonly made by learners of German, enabling students to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the German language.

Each of the twelve chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes. Each point is clearly explained and exemplified with a range of exercises to reinforce learning.

Key features:

  • An emphasis on the areas where students most commonly make mistakes makes this an efficient learning and revision tool
  • Exercises throughout encourage learners to play an active role in identifying the rules, allowing learners to internalize the main rules more readily
  • A complete answer key to assist with self-study

Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your German is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of German wishing to refine their language skills.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nouns: genders, plurals, cases Chapter 2: Adjectival endings Chapter 3: Verb forms Chapter 4: Pronouns Chapter 5: Word order Chapter 6: Tenses Chapter 7: The passive Chapter 8: Prepositions and cases Chapter 9: Agreement Chapter 10: Negation Chapter 11: False friends Chapter 12: Spelling and punctuation

About the Authors

Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Silke Mentchen are bothSenior Language Teaching Officers at the University of Cambridge, UK.

About the Series

Speed up your Language Skills

The Speed Up Your Language Skills series publishes innovative, high quality textbooks focusing on common errors as an effective tool to improve one’s skills in a foreign language. Such errors are often either driven by linguistic transfer from English or caused by common misperceptions about the grammatical structure of a foreign language.

The primary objectives of the series are to explain and illustrate in context the most common errors made by English-speaking students in a foreign language and to classify them in easy-to-reference categories. Students can thus learn the appropriate usage of words and expressions and understand the reasons why they persistently make the same mistakes. The inclusion of exercises, shortcuts, mnemonic devices and much-needed strategies, not usually seen in conventional grammar books, facilitates vocabulary acquisition and mastery of essential grammatical elements.

Books in the series are intended as primary or supplementary texts at the intermediate and advanced levels. Due to its self-explanatory approach and user-friendly format, the series is also recommended for self-learners who wish to "speed up" their language skills. Proposals for the series will be welcomed by the Series Editor.

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