Editors Choice – Best German Language Books
Everything you need to learn German in one box!
If you are considering learning German, know that you will benefit from learning a prominent language of business and culture in the EU and beyond with over 229 million German speakers worldwide. After English, German is the most widely spoken language of the European Union. This is fitting when you consider that German is an official language in numerous countries— including Austria, Belgium, Germany, parts of Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, and Switzerland—and that roughly 10% of all newly published books are written in the German language.
Learning to speak German has a reputation for being a difficult feat. At first glance, German does have some intimidating vocabulary. Mark Twain famously took offense to the “clumsy” tendency of the German language to create compound, multi-syllable words. Take the word Freundschaftsbezeugung, for example, meaning “demonstrations of friendship.” Lengthly, certainly, but before you’ve had even your first German-language lesson, you may be able to begin breaking down this giant. Notice the word starts with “Freund” a cognate of the English word “friend” with the same meaning. With over 128 million people worldwide speaking German as a second or learned language, you will not be alone as you learn the nuts and bolts of German grammar, and take down tricky vocabulary piece by piece.
Why is German an important language to learn?
How many times have you found yourself drinking a beer and dreaming of drinking a better one over at Oktoberfest in Germany? Have you ever found yourself wondering if you could see a more magnificent castle than the one at Disney World? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then a trip to Germany must be on your list of things to do sooner than later! While you can easily book a trip to this fabulous country for next week, you might be better off waiting until you can converse with the locals in German. After all, more than one hundred and thirty million people speak German as either their first or second language in this world and you will see a lot of them during your travels. While many of these people will be in Germany, you will also find yourself speaking German when you take the time to visit Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Many Nobel Prize winners have been from Germany and spoke the language, so you will have the chance to read some of their work in German and you won’t lose any of the nuances in translation. The good news about learning German is that it is very similar to the English language, so you might pick it up easier than you think. Once you learn how to speak German, you will open many doors for yourself, whether it is for travel or work. The economy in Germany is amazing and you can find ways to use your new language skills to get promoted to a better job or you can even become an entrepreneur and find success in more ways than you thought possible.
Learn to speak German
Ouino German is the all-in-one complete solution to learn German fast. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS. The program now includes over 400 lessons, 60 short stories, several pronunciation exercises and over 1000 engaging games and challenges.
This German Audio Course is the perfect companion for vacations and business trips in Germany and German-speaking countries. It’s easy to use—fast, flexible and portable; easy to follow—just listen and speak; and easy to learn—no complex grammar. It teaches you key words for the most important situations and lets you expand your language through a variety of activities.
Learn German in the most effective way possible with the Rocket Languages Mastery Method. Interactive Audio lessons, voice recognition technology, reinforcement tests, and more useful tools guarantee your success!
If you’ve never studied German before or if you’ve studied it but you need to go back to the basics to get better, this book will provide you with everything you need, especially if you are planning on traveling to Germany!