Twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary and winner of a Primetime Emmy Award for A Light in the House, Julia Reichert directs and produces fiction and documentary features. Her films have screened in major film festivals worldwide. Her documentaries Growing Up Female, Methadone--An American Way of Dealing, Union Maids, Seeing Red, and A Lion in the House were all broadcast nationally on PBS. Her films have screened theatrically around the U.S., and internationally in theaters and on television in dozens of countries.
Experience daily life in the German capital through the eyes of a newcomer, find out about the country and its people, and learn German effortlessly along the way!
This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying) naturally flowing German texts.
Using simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary, this collection of German short stories for beginners is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to appreciate and understand the intricacies of coherent German speech.
Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary, with a special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and expressions.
By working with these “building blocks” instead of just single words, learners can accelerate their understanding and active usage of new material and make the learning process more fluid and fun.
In a new layout to enable better referencing, this new edition includes:
concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use
examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly
invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent
discussion of new words from English roots, helping you to communicate in German as Germans do today
clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German.
Praised for its lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal. Hammer’s German Grammar also offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.