Siggi Jepsen, incarcerated as a juvenile delinquent, in one day assigned to write a routine German lesson on the ´The Joys of Duty.´Overfamiliar with these ´joys, ´ Siggi sets down his life since 1943, a decade earlier, when as a boy he watched his father, constable of the northernmost police station in Germany, doggedly carry out orders from Berlin to stop a well-known Expressionist, their neighbor, from paintings to keep them safe from his father.
More than 60 pages of English and German terms, with pronunciation guides, accompany pictures of animals, numbers, family members, clothing, and simple phrases such as ´´I´m lost´´ and ´´What´s for dinner?´´
With the revised English version of her textbook ´Indogermanistisches Grundwissen´ the author offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Proto-Indo-European that is directed not only to students of this subject but above all to interested people from other disciplines. The author describes the essentials in 17 lessons and gives a clear presentation of the material. Besides generally accepted scholarly opinions, new results of investigations are also presented. A short list of questions at the end of each lesson provides an opportunity to test the material covered. An appendix offers lists of the International Phonetic Alphabet and Greek characters, and an index of terms allows easy finding of topics.
Never give up on you kids even if they have given up on themselves. This is only a German language lesson, one of the easiest among so many beautiful languages in the world. This book will make your children rekindle their love for the language and be encouraged to master it. Get it here.
The book presents a comprehensive and systematic account of the concept, the current status and the costs of the German energy transition: the Energiewende. Written by an insider who has been working in the German energy industry for over 20 years, it follows a strictly non-political, neutral approach and clearly outlines the most relevant facts and figures. In particular, it describes the main impacts of the Energiewende on the German power system and Germany´s national economy. Furthermore, it addresses questions that are of global interest with respect to energy transitions, such as the cost to the national economy, the financial burden on private households and companies and the actual effects on CO2 emissions. The book also discusses what could have been done better in terms of planning and implementing the Energiewende, and identifies important lessons for other countries that are considering a similar energy transition.
Practice the art of conversation in German! Want to strike up a conversation with a native German speaker but are nervous that you´re not ready? Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation helps you overcome that obstacle, and-before you know it--you´ll be speaking comfortably in your new language. Inside you will find realistic conversational situations, from meeting people to talking about sports to discussing current events to just having fun. With these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct grammar and wordusage-in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that will be indispensable as your fluency increases. Of course you´ll get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new conversational skills. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most hesitant speakers that they too can achieve a confident--and spontaneous--speaking style. Practice Makes Perfect: German Conversation will help you Talk more like a native speaker and expand your vocabulary Master everyday German expressions through numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises Before you know it, you´ll be confidently speaking German with your German-speaking friends--or you´ll be ready to make new ones!
This unique book makes learning German easy, practical, and fun! Suitable for teaching adults, as well as older children, Barron´s Learn German the Fast and Fun Way covers the basics of reading, writing, understanding, and speaking German. The engaging, interactive lessons and exercises can be done in just a few minutes per day and are supplemented with: Funny cartoon-style illustrations Language games, puzzles, and quick quizzes A set of vocabulary flashcards A pull-out bilingual dictionary booklet An MP3 CD with audio for all Listening Comprehension activities In just minutes a day, readers will pick up enough German for most everyday situations--from meeting and greeting people to asking directions and handling simple business transactions.
After Sara Zaske´s move to Berlin, she was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom. Through her own family´s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany.
An entertaining, enlightening look at the art of raising self-reliant, independent children When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Through her own family´s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today´s Germans know something that other parents don´t (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with ´selbstandigkeit´ (self-reliance), and provides practical examples parents everywhere can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.