Fehringer, Carol German Grammar in Context

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German Grammar in Context

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An exciting new series that teaches students how to use grammar like a native speaker

The best way to bring the grammar of a language to life is by experiencing it in context, as it’s actually used by native speakers and writers. Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the books in this series put foreign grammar into context for students with an array of engaging texts, including newspaper articles, song lyrics, literary texts, and even transcriptions from TV talk shows.

Each chapter focuses on a specific element of grammar. A short text is followed by an explanation of the relevant grammar and several exercises. Exercises center on specific topics and stress everyday words and expressions. Students get to build vocabularies while honing grammar skills.

Throughout, elements of grammar that are especially difficult for English speakers are highlighted.

Featuring excerpts from everything from political debates to German sitcoms, Freud to recipes for sausage and sauerkraut, German Grammar in Contextoffers a unique approach to mastering one of the most exacting of European grammars.

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Learn to use German grammar like a native speaker

The best way to bring the grammar of a language to life is by experiencing it in context, as it is actually used by native speakers and writers. German Grammar in Context presents authentic texts from newspapers and magazines from across the German-speaking world and uses them as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of German grammar, particularly those that cause difficulties for English speakers.

Each chapter covers a different grammatical concept using:

  • Lively texts that capture your interest, including magazine articles, song lyrics, the writings of Freud, recipes, and transcriptions from a TV talk show
  • Clear explanations of the grammar points you encounter in the text example
  • Exercises for you to practice key points and build your vocabulary
  • A key to the exercises so you can check your progress

Whether you are an intermediate or an advanced student of German, you'll find German Grammar in Context invaluable for individual or classroom learning.

Includes sources from around the German-speaking world, such as

  • Der Spiegel Online
  • Die Verwandlung
  • DeutschlandRadio Köln
  • Brigitte
  • Die Traumdeutung
  • Die Welt
  • Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß
  • Deutschlandfunk
  • Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
  • Gedichte III
  • Bärbel Schäfer Talkshow
  • Die Physiker
  • Vom Haben zum Sein
  • Uni-Spiegel (Online)
  • Der Alte
  • Amanda Herzlos

About the Author:

Carol Fehringer is a lecturer in German at the University of Newcastle.

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