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The Cambridge Companion
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German:
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Using German Vocabulary








Schaum's Outline of
German Grammar








Culture fact
German culture is not only to be
found in central Europe. There
are significant German-speaking
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German in Review








750 German Verbs








Mastering German Vocabulary








Modern German Grammar:
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German Survival Guide

Alles klar? Chapters 4 to 6

Interactive online activities and info to supplement

Beginning German I: Part 2

Back to Beginning German I: Part 1


German Web Activities & Information
Jump to Assignment Set #: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2


Alles klar? Kapitel 4
ASSIGNMENT SET 7
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)
Geschenke 1 (VC)
Geschenke 2 (VC / accusative)
Geschenke 3 (VC)
Geschenke 4 (VC / dative)
Horoskop (SE)

Wetter und Jahreszeiten 1 (VC)
Das Wetter in Salzburg (L,SE)
Lots of activities about Weather (SE)
Plural forms of nouns (SE)
Wörter im Kontext (SE)

Monate (V,SE)

Telling time
Telling time: formal and informal (SE)
Telling time: formal (SE)

Many telling time activities (formal) (SE)
Telling time: informal (SE)
Many telling time activities (informal) (SE)
Telling time 1 (SE)
Telling time 2 (SE)
Telling time 3 (SE)

Times and school subjects (SE)
Times, days, & months crossword puzzle (SE)

The dative case
Identifying indirect objects (SE)
Identifying subjects and objects (SE)

Wer, wen, wem or was? (SE)
Dative: Indirect objects 1 (SE)
Dative: Indirect objects 2 (SE)
Dative: Indirect objects 3 (SE)

Direct & indirect objects: nouns (SE)
Direct & indirect objects: pronouns (SE)
Case endings: nom., acc., dat. (SE)

Dative personal pronouns
Dative personal pronouns (SE)
Dative personal pronouns 2 (SE)
Dative pronouns and case endings (SE)
Personal pronouns & endings (SE)

Weather
  Germany's climate | Weather in Austria

Time
  German punctuality 
  Quiet time & Sundays | SundaysStore hours
  Seasons & the compass
  It's about (German) time | Telling time | Telling time (Review)

Landscape & climate

  Switzerland's climate | Germany's climate
  WeatherWeather glossary

The enviroment

  Environment | Environmental protection | Eco consciousness

Grammar

  The dative case 1 | The dative case 2
  Direct & indirect objects
  The dative case in multiple languages
Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 4
ASSIGNMENT SET 8
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)

Culture
Das Schweiz-Quiz (SE)

Dative verbs
Dative verbs (SE)
The dative verb gefallen (SE)
Review: dative personal pronouns (SE)

Dative prepositions
Dative prepositions 1 (SE)
Dative prepositions 2 (SE)
Dative prepositions 3 (SE)
Dative prepositions 4 (SE)
Dative prepositions 5 (SE)
Dative prepositions 6 (SE)
Dative prepositions 7 (SE)
Contractions with dative prepositions (SE)
nach vs. zu (SE)
aus vs. von (SE)
The preposition seit (SE)

The dative case
Dative: mixed functions (SE)

Expressions of time
Time expressions (SE)
Time expressions in the accusative (SE)
im, am, or um (SE)

Coordinating conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions 1 (SE)
Coordinating conjunctions 2 (SE)

Grammar review: Asking questions
Review: Inverted word order 1 (SE)
Review: Inverted word order 2 (SE)
Review: Word order in ja/nein questions (SE)
Review: Questions words (SE)

Grammar
  Dative verbs | More on dative verbs | List of dative verbs
  Pronouns and possessive adjectives  | Preposition pitfalls
  Prepositions with the dative
  Time expressions with prepositions
  German "to like"

Vocabulary

   Date and time glossary (V)

The performing arts

  Performing arts | Links to theaters, opera houses, etc.
  Dance | Theater

Culture

  Culture in Germany | The fine arts
  Museums, collections, & exhibitions
  Painting, sculpture, & graphic arts | Media art | Music

Switzerland

  Past and present | All about Switzerland
  Swiss history | Switzerland in pictures
  

Switzerland travel information

  Frommer's Travel GuideColumbus Travel Guide

Erweiterung 4: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 5
ASSIGNMENT SET 9
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Simple past of sein
Simple past tense of sein 1 (SE)
Simple past tense of sein 2 (SE)
Simple past tense of sein 3 (SE)
Simple past tense of sein 4 (SE)

Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)
Haus und Wohnung (V)
Wohnen und Möbeln (V,SE)
Wörter im Kontext (V,SE)

Culture / Listening / Reading
Bei Julian (Video)
Welches Zimmer ist das? (SE)
Abbreviations in apartment ads (SE)
Auf Wohnungssuche (SE)

Modal verbs
The modal verb mögen (SE)
Modal verbs 1 (SE)
Modal verbs 2 (SE)
Modal verbs 3 (SE)
Modal verbs 4 (SE)
Modal verbs 5 (SE)
Modal verbs 6 (SE)
Modal verbs 7 (SE)
Modal verbs 8 (SE)
Modal verbs 9 (SE)

wissen & kennen
The verb wissen (SE)
wissen vs. kennen (SE)
kennen, können, wissen 1 (SE)
kennen, können, wissen 2 (SE)
kennen, können, wissen 3 (SE)

Grammar
  wissen and kennen

Housing

  Housing in Germany | Finding accomodations
  Real estate glossary
  Ein modernes Haus in Deutschland

Living spaces

   House and home | The kitchen 
   How do Germans live?

Housing pictures

   a vacation rental  |  a private home  |  a home renovation
   4 video tours of where Germans live
Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 5
ASSIGNMENT SET 10
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)
Kindheit und Jugend (VC)
Hausarbeit (VC)
Tagesablauf 1 (VC)
Tagesablauf 2 (VC)
Erlebnisse anderer Personen 1 (VC)
Erlebnisse anderer Personen 2 (VC)

The perfect tense
The perfect tense (SE)
Perfect tense: the auxiliary sein (SE)
Perfect tense: auxiliary verbs 1 (SE)
Perfect tense: auxiliary verbs 2 (SE)
Perfect tense: auxiliary verbs 3 (SE)
Perfect tense: auxiliary verbs 4 (SE)
Past participles: weak verbs 1 (SE)
Past participles: weak verbs 2 (SE)
Past participles: strong verbs 1 (SE)
Past participles: strong verbs 2 (SE)
Past participles: strong verbs 3 (SE)
Perfect tense: mixed verbs 1 (SE)
Perfect tense: mixed verbs 2 (SE)
Past participles 1 (SE)
Past participles 2 (SE)
Past participles 3 (SE)
The perfect tense: weak verbs (SE)
The perfect tense 1 (SE)
The perfect tense 2 (SE)
The perfect tense 3 (SE)
Lots of activities on the Perfect tense (SE)

Culture / Geography
Europa Quiz (V,SE)

Grammar
  The perfect tense
  Perfect tense summary | Perfect tense summary 2
  Comprehensive list of German strong & irregular participles

Schrebergärten

  Of Gnomes and Men
  Pictures of Family Holzem's Schrebergarten

Housing

  Living  
  Housing allowances | Social support for housing

Daily life
:
  Germans and their dogs 
  Attitudes toward cleanliness (with audio)

Pets & animals
:
  Animal glossary  | Common German names for pets


Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 5
ASSIGNMENT SET 11
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Separable-prefix verbs: Present tense
Trennbar oder untrennbar? (SE)
Separable-prefix verbs 1 (SE)
Separable-prefix verbs 2 (SE)
Separable-prefix verbs 3 (SE)
Separable-prefix verbs 4 (SE)
Separable-prefix verbs 5 (SE)


Separable-prefix verbs: Perfect tense
The perfect tense (SE)
Perfect tense: verbs with separable prefixes (SE)
Perfect tense: verbs with inseparable prefixes (SE)
Perfect tense: past participles 1 (SE)
Perfect tense: past participles 2 (SE)
Perfect tense: past participles 3 (SE)
Perfect tense: past participles 4 (SE)
Perfect tense: past participles 5 (SE)
Past participles: Xwd puzzle 1 (SE)
Past participles: Xwd puzzle 2 (SE)
Past participles: Xwd puzzle 3 (SE)
The perfect tense 1 (SE)
The perfect tense 2 (SE)
The perfect tense 3 (SE)
The perfect tense 4 (SE)
The perfect tense 5 (SE)
The perfect tense 6 (SE)
The perfect tense 7 (SE)
The perfect tense 8 (SE)
The perfect tense 9 (SE)
The perfect tense 10 (SE)
The perfect tense 11 (SE)

Grammar:
  Verb prefixes

Shopping for furniture:
  Ikea  |  Günther Graf Möbelwerkstatt

The European Union:
  The official site  |  The EU at a glance  |  Languages in the EU








Vergessen Sie nicht ...
Practice makes PERFEKT!

Erweiterung 5: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 6
ASSIGNMENT SET 12
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz I: Was passt? (SE)

Adjective endings
Adjective endings: nominative 1 (SE)
Adjective endings: nominative 2
(SE)
Adjective endings: nominative 3 (SE)

Adjective endings: accusative 1 (SE)
Adjective endings: accusative 2 (SE)
Adjective endings: accusative 3 (SE)
Adjective endings: accusative 4 (SE)
Adjective endings: nom. & acc. (SE)

Adjective endings: dative (SE)

Adjective endings: mixed 1 (SE)
Adjective endings: mixed 2 (SE)

Culture / Listening
Willkommen in Tübingen! (Video)
Vocabulary:
  Types of sports

Grammar
:
  Adjective endings: nominative
  Adjective endings: acc & dat  
  A different approach to adjective endings

Health & fitness
:
  Health & fitnessLeisure time and vacationing 
  Fun, fitness & sport
  Overview of sports in Germany | Sports and fun
  Sports in Germany | German attitudes about sports  
  Soccer & other sports | Sports glossary |  More on sports

Fitness
:
  Activities for visitors to Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  Who's fitter? Who's fatter?

Clubs
:
  Sports clubs & events in Hessen
  Sports in and around Stuttgart

German sports sites
   Sport portal | Sport 1 | Bundesliga (National Soccer League)
   Germany 2006: World Cup Soccer (Official site)

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2



Alles klar? Kapitel 6
ASSIGNMENT SET 13
German practice activities Further reading on language & culture
Vocabulary
Themenwortschatz II: Was passt? (SE)
Krankheit (VC)
Körperteile und Körperpflege (VC)
Körperteile crossword (V,SE)
Sport (VC)

Reflexive verbs & pronouns
Reflexive pronouns with accusative (SE)
Reflexive pronouns with dative (SE)
Reflexive pronouns: dat. or acc.? (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 1 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 2 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 3 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 4 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 5 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 6 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 7 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 8 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 9 (SE)
Reflexive pronouns 10 (SE)

Reflexive verbs 1 (SE)
Reflexive verbs 2 (SE)
Reflexive verbs 3 (SE)
Reflexive verbs 4 (SE)

Grammar:
  Reflexive pronouns & verbs | List of reflexive verbs


Krankenkasse
:
  Health insurance | Health care | More on health and fitness

Health
:
  Medical glossary
  Health / safety for travellers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

The German social state
:
  Social policy  |  The welfare system  |  History & development
  The welfare state (pdf)  |  Social security system  |  The state structure

Dating
:
  FlirtingDating etiquette
  A German reacts to dating culture in the US

Dating and relationships
:
  Love & romance glossary | Language of loveHomosexuality

The body
:
  Attitudes toward nudity | Public nudity (audio) | Pro-naturist stance
  Women and shaving (audio) | The body: vocabulary


Erweiterung 6: Cultural exploration activities. Choose a topic and follow the directions.

Key:   SE = scored exercise | V = vocabulary | C = communication | L = listening
Back to top || Go to Beginning German 1: Part 1 | Part 2 || Beginning German 2: Part 1 | Part 2


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