Item description for Berlitz Essential German (German Edition) by Berlitz Guides & Berlitz...
Overview Includes twenty lessons featuring bilingual dialogs, a pronunciation guide, vocabulary and basic grammar, and practice exercises.
Publishers Description Including illustrations, offering a practical and simple approach to learning and an introduction to German, these are self-study guides for learning and reinforcing language skills.
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Studio: Berlitz Travel Guide
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.57" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Berlitz Guides
ISBN 9812465308 ISBN13 9789812465306
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Essential German (German Edition)?
Great book, but not for the casual learner Jun 23, 2008
I bought this book after my friend returned to Germany and another friend will be teaching English there. I have finished the first three lessons and have learned quite a lot. My previous studies in Spanish and French have helped, though. I have retained much of what I have learned after one sitting. This book is best used to learning the language in the long run, not as a pre-travel/phrasebook (Berlitz has books for that). I use it conjunction with <[...]>, which is free!
All the Berlitz 'Essential' Books are excellent! Jul 12, 2007
My first Berlitz course was an 8 week total immersion Russian course. It was one on one 8 hours a day. And the book we used as the base of my learning? Yep, Berlitz Essential Russian. The books seem basic but what they are doing is building a foundation of the language in a very precise and methodical way. This foundation then allows you to easily learn the language at an accelerated rate by simply increasing vocabulary. I speak Russian well now and work in Moscow often without problems. It takes a great deal of work, but Berlitz knows how to teach languages. I'm now doing the same with German. This book is not for the casual traveler looking to learn a few quick phrases. This/these books will give you the building blocks necessary to learn and speak the language effectively. And remember if you are self-teaching, you will need some sort of audible version of the language. Rosetta Stone is an excellent substitute for an instructor. Good Luck!
Skip this one Apr 23, 2006
This book is increadibly basic. The lessons are sparse and cover only a couple words at a time. There are weird useless games and fill in the blank activities that get you nowhere. Just look at the table of contents! When it does get into making important points about grammer it is vague and misleading. A beginner would be much better off with either the "Berlitz Self Teacher" or "German : how to Speak it and Write it".