s this the right course for me?
Are you looking for a complete course in German which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker?
Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete German will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.
The course is structured in 23 thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Complete German covers a wide range of language points including:
- I and you
- word order
- verb use
- verb endings
- yes/no questions
- plural verb forms
- formal and informal 'you'
- gender and articles
- the 'to be' verb
- expressing 'for' or 'since'
- the accusative case
- containers and their contents
- plural noun forms- 'irregular' verb forms
- separable verbs
- modal verbs
- dative case after prepositions
- present perfect tense
- adjectival endings
- the comparative
- possessive adjectives
- the superlative
- indirect objects
- genitive case
- subordinate clauses
- the passive
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.