Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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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.

How Jews Became Germans

The History of Conversion and Assimilation in Berlin

Author: Deborah Sadie Hertz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300110944

Category: History

Page: 276

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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

A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

Author: Harry Steinhauer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119564

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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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.

Learn Natural English Through Storytelling

8 Stories for Intermediate & Advanced Learners

Author: Sylvia Guinan,Andr Klein,Michael Gyori,Kerstin Hammes,Mau Buchler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491066706

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 148

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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.

Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin

Author: Deborah Sadie Hertz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629559

Category: History

Page: 299

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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.

Age 14

Author: Geert Spillebeen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054741742X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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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...

Der, Die, Das

The Secrets of German Gender

Author: Constantin Vayenas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783952481004

Category:

Page: 150

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The challenge that English-language speakers face if they want to speak German well, is to accurately map German nouns to one of three grammatical genders: masculine, feminine or neuter. Native German speakers acquire their knowledge of the grammatical gender of German nouns from early on. They are not given formal instruction at school about matching nouns to their correct gender, and the topic is not covered in standard German grammar books. For the same reason, native speakers who give German language lessons to foreigners do not teach their students how to match nouns to their gender: One cannot teach what one has not been taught. This book fills that gap in that it explains, in plain English, the principles that map German nouns to a specific gender. This allows foreign students of German to unlock the gender of entire categories of nouns, thereby enabling students to speak German more confidently.

Short Stories in German for Beginners

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473683372

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

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German Short Stories for Beginners is written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in German, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time. Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in German: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning German and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your German to the next level!

The Everything Essential German Book

All You Need to Learn German in No Time!

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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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!

Wie Geht's?

Author: Dieter Sevin,Ingrid Sevin

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 1133168973

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

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Focused on building linguistic skills and comprehension through creative introductions to contemporary life and cultures in German-speaking countries, WIE GEHT’S? Ninth Edition is the clear choice to prepare your students to communicate in German in your classroom and beyond! Now in its Ninth Edition, WIE GEHT’S? remains to be one of the most popular introductory German programs in the country. Both authors are native Germans and not only expose students to the German language, but encourage cultural awareness and the acquisition of a functional vocabulary that effectively prepares them to continue their study of German. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ashes

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101185236

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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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.

Learn German

by Reading Fantasy

Author: Mozaika Educational,Dima Zales

Publisher: Mozaika LLC

ISBN: 1631420313

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Lost Milwaukee

Author: Carl Swanson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467138630

Category: History

Page: 144

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From City Hall to the Pabst Theater, reminders of the past are part of the fabric of Milwaukee. Yet many historic treasures have been lost to time. An overgrown stretch of the Milwaukee River was once a famous beer garden. Blocks of homes and apartments replaced the Wonderland Amusement Park. A quiet bike path now stretches where some of fastest trains in the world previously thundered. Today's Estabrook Park was a vast mining operation, and Marquette University covers the old fairgrounds where Abraham Lincoln spoke. Author Carl Swanson recounts these stories and other tales of bygone days.

The Venlo Incident

A True Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot

Author: Nigel Jones

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 184832569X

Category: History

Page: 288

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In November 1939, the Nazis used the so-called Venlo Incident as a pretext for invading the Netherlands. Following orders from Himmler, two British intelligence officers, Sigismund Payne Best and Richard Stevens, were captured from the Café Backus in the town of Venlo. Best had been trying to contact German officers plotting against Hitler. The Netherlands had been an ideal ground for operations, because of its proximity to Germany and the fact that Dutch Intelligence was badly funded. When Best met the three agents – including Walter Schellenberg – he was carrying with him a list of British agents who were working in Europe. hen he arrived at the café, which was just over the Dutch border, he realised he had walked into a trap. A Dutch intelligence officer who accompanied them, Dirk Klop, was fatally wounded. Best and Stevens were taken into Germany. After their Berlin interrogation and torture they were taken to the notorious Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Hitler used the incident – together with the Elser bomb plot – as an excuse for war with the Netherlands, claiming their involvement with Britain violated their neutrality. As Nigel Jones explains, the incident was crucial in making the British suspicious of dealings with anti-Hitler resistance.

Invisible Helpers

Author: Charles Webster Leadbeater

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

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In this book, CW Leadbeater explores the universal belief in spiritual assistance in times of need, the reality of superphysical life, and what lies beyond for us all. Thereby, he gives us evidence of the Invisible World. Content : - Universal Belief in them - Some Modern Instances - A Personal Experience - The Helpers - The Reality of Superficial Life - A Timely Intervention - The Angel Story - The Story of A Fire - Materialization and Repercussion - Wrecks and Catastrophes - Work among the Dead - Other Branches of the Work - The Qualifications Required - The Probationary Path - The Path Proper; What Lies Beyond.

Easy German Crossword Puzzles

Author: Suzanne Ehrlich

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844225081

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 72

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Learn German through crossword puzzles! Easy German Crossword Puzzles offers you an entertaining and effective way of expanding your knowledge of the German language and culture. The Kreuzworträtsel in this book cover a wide variety of topics related to the activities and concerns of daily life. At the same time, the German-language clues will test your knowledge of the history, science, politics, and arts of the German-speaking peoples. To help you solve some of the more challenging puzzles clues, four appendices have been included at the back of this book: German names, famous Germans in history and culture, German abbreviations, and a list of holidays. These contain information that you may not be able to find elsewhere. The crosswords in Easy German Crossword Puzzles have been arranged according to difficulty. However, none is so difficult as to discourage you. If you have difficulty with a puzzle clue, complete solutions have been provided for you at the back of the book. Both puzzles clues and answers are in German.

A Little Cloud

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614309434

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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.

Schaum's Outline of German Grammar

Author: Elke Gschossmann-Hendershot,Lois Feuerle

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071823352

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 400 exercises with answers to sharpen your German grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 2.5 hours of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you More than 400 exercises with answers Coverage of contemporary conversational German, including expressions, slang, and idioms Support for all the major textbooks for German courses Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines--Problem Solved.

Easy German Step-by-Step

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071840451

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Take the most direct path to mastering the German language! The best route to learning German starts with a solid grounding in the basics--and that's exactly what Easy German Step-by-Step provides. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get a unique step-by-step approach to learning German, with important concepts linked together by clear explanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers. The first steps introduce you to the most common German expressions, enabling you to communicate in everyday situations almost immediately. From there, you're led through a series of interconnected steps taking you from simple to more-challenging concepts at your own pace; along the way are increasingly difficult exercises for practicing what you've learned. This step-by-step approach provides the confidence and tools you need to understand German in no time. Easy German Step-by-Step features: A unique “building-block” approach to mastering grammar, verbs, and vocabulary Easy-to-grasp descriptions of essential rules and concepts Key verbs and hundreds of key terms introduced on the basis of frequency Numerous exercises that give you valuable practice Access to a FREE flashcard app for studying and practicing on the go

Cafe Babanussa

Author: Karen Hill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443438936

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A moving portrait of a young woman’s experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s–era Berlin In this beautifully written and moving novel, informed by many of the author’s own experiences, a young mixed-race woman travels from Canada to Germany to start her life anew. Ruby Edwards, escaping a loving but at times overbearing family, throws herself into the shifting social and political sinews of 1980s-era West Berlin—a time of new music, punk rockers, travellers, racial tensions and a beating pulse of artistic energy. Here, Ruby finds love and new challenges, striving to discover the person she was meant to be. But the highs become too high and the lows too low, and Ruby finds herself plunged into the depths of mental illness. With courage and determination, Ruby again and again pulls herself back from the brink and revels in what matters most to her—her family, her community and her own individuality. Inspiring and heart-rending, Cafe Babanussa is an engrossing, deftly crafted novel by a voice that was lost to us all too soon. Also includes Karen Hill’s original essay, “On Being Crazy”.