The Everything Essential German Book

Author: Edward Swick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440567581
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

Fluent in 3 Months

Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Learn Natural English Through Storytelling

Author: Sylvia Guinan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491066706
Format: PDF
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Tired of worksheets and grammar books? Lean back and learn natural English with these authentic stories designed to improve your vocabulary and boost your reading-comprehension skills! This collection of stories for English learners is built to create authentic learning situations and experiences of natural English “in the wild”. Each story is written by a different author who uses the language slightly differently, just like in real life. All authors are native speakers or highly skilled English teachers from all over the world including the United States, Ireland, England, Tunisia, Brazil, Morocco and Mexico.Each story is presented in three parts: first, there is the story itself, followed by a section explaining difficult or unusual vocabulary, and last but not least, a section with questions designed to help improve comprehension training.

How Jews Became Germans

Author: Deborah Hertz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300150032
Format: PDF
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When the Nazis came to power and created a racial state in the 1930s, an urgent priority was to identify Jews who had converted to Christianity over the preceding centuries. With the help of church officials, a vast system of conversion and intermarriage records was created in Berlin, the country’s premier Jewish city. Deborah Hertz’s discovery of these records, the Judenkartei, was the first step on a long research journey that has led to this compelling book. Hertz begins the book in 1645, when the records begin, and traces generations of German Jewish families for the next two centuries. The book analyzes the statistics and explores letters, diaries, and other materials to understand in a far more nuanced way than ever before why Jews did or did not convert to Protestantism. Focusing on the stories of individual Jews in Berlin, particularly the charismatic salon woman Rahel Levin Varnhagen and her husband, Karl, a writer and diplomat, Hertz humanizes the stories, sets them in the context of Berlin’s evolving society, and connects them to the broad sweep of European history.

First German Reader

Author: Harry Steinhauer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119564
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Specially chosen for their power to evoke German life and culture, these short, simple readings include poems, stories, essays, and anecdotes by Goethe, Hesse, Heine, Schiller, and others.

Ashes

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185236
Format: PDF
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Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramm?s favorite pastime is reading. With Adolf Hitler slowly but unstoppably rising to power, Gaby turns to her books for comfort while the world around her changes dramatically: The streets become filled with soldiers, Gaby?s sister?s boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and the Schramms? family friend Albert Einstein flees the country. When Gaby?s beloved books come under attack, she fears she may have to leave behind the fiction?and the life?she has always cherished.

A Little Cloud

Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1614309434
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of Irelands most famous writers was James Joyce, a novelist and poet whos best known for his avant garde classic Ulysses, which was inspired by The Odyssey but written in a completely modern, stream of conscience way. Joyce was also acclaimed for his poetry, journalism, and novels like A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin

Author: Deborah Sadie Hertz
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629559
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During the quarter century between 1780 and 1806, Berlin's courtly and intellectual elites gathered in the homes of a few wealthy, cultivated Jewish women to discuss the events of the day, creating both a new cultural institution and an example of social mixing unprecedented in the German past.

Essential German Grammar

Author: Guy Stern
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113396
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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DIVLogical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher. /div

Age 14

Author: Geert Spillebeen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054741742X
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Patrick Condon wants to escape his unexciting life in Ireland. So he hatches a plan. Not wanting to wait until he is old enough to join the army, Patrick lies and says he seventeen years old, and that his name is John Condon. Assuming the identity of his older brother, Patrick enlists. John fits in quickly, though it is obvious that John is not 17, or even 16. That doesn’t matter. John is strong, fast, and a hard worker. He loves military life. This man’s world is just what John wanted. But when WWI begins in 1914, John gets all he has been looking for, and more he does not expect, as he is just a boy...