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Best German Textbooks for ALL

Here are 5 of the best German language textbooks for all levels. Most are part of a series of books designed to target all levels of ability...hope they help!

  1. Deutsch Aktuell Each chapter focuses on a theme, while tying each theme to an overall story with a regular cast of characters. You can also use the book’s accompanying video series, Treffpunkt Berlin, available free at the publisher’s website. With three levels to choose from, “Deutsch Aktuell” will give you a solid basis of beginner German.

  2. Komm mit! “Komm mit!” (“Come Along”) centres on a specific theme each chapter too, with grammar notes along the way. You should look into the supplemental materials as well, especially the CDs. You can’t learn pronunciation from a book alone!

  3. German Second and Third Years This book is best for those who already have a basic understanding of German and are heading into their second or third year of study. Unlike “Deutsch Aktuell” and “Komm mit!,” however, this book is for grammar review. It is made up of many short modules with exercises to help you review a variety of grammatical forms, but these modules are not linked by themes or compelling stories. “German Second and Third Years” is kind of ancient, but the grammar rules haven’t changed so it is still highly effective. Because of it's age, you can easily find an old copy quite cheaply.

  4. Mittelpunkt These materials are largely designed for the German as a second language market within Germany, helping foreigners learn German. As a result, “Mittelpunkt” and most other Klett books use no English at all; concepts are explained in simple German and by way of examples.

  5. Logo! These are the very textbooks that I use myself and I can honestly say they are very helpful and easy to use. They have creative activities with cartoons and images, and interesting ways to convey grammar and spelling notes. After every module there is a vocab list and at the back a mini dictionary on helpful words and phrases, I've only ever seen 4 Logo! books in the series, but there may be more. Highly recommend!!!

Hope these help

October 21, 2018

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshuaTun1

I am currently taking A1 level classes and in my school we use Netzwerk, Deutsch als Fremdsprache and they're good.

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jakolar

I use German Grammar from SCHAUMS and it works perfectly as an extension of the course (https://www.amazon.com/Schaums-Outline-German-Grammar-Outlines/dp/0071824707)

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

Thanks, just bought this.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klastiron

I've personally used Hueber "Menschen" and Klett "Netzwerk" textbooks and workbooks in my courses at the Goethe Institut. I recommend either series of books.

By the way, for those who may not know, the Goethe Institut provides official certification tests for German. Their classes, and the books they use, are great preparation for passing official certification tests.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/avmethod

Thank you for posting this. Are you a native German speaker?

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

You're very welcome. No, I'm not. But I learned using the Logo! series at my school :)

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

My brother's school used the Logo! series too by the way, and he now lives in Germany and speaks fluently! :)

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChaseLacom1

Where can I find the Logo! textbooks for sale online?

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

They're all on sale on Amazon, although I'd have a look around as they seem to be a bit pricey on there. I'll keep looking and let you know if find anywhere :)

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

Ooh I actually had another look and found this site that sells second-hand books and DVDs etc. They have the books from £0.78 (used) https://www.alibris.co.uk/booksearch?keyword=Logo%21+german&mtype=B&hs.x=0&hs.y=0&hs=Submit

Hope that is helpful

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarah.west5893

I am definetly going to look into these because I need help being able to read German better. Thanks!

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

No problem! :)

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VioletFawn26

Just so you guys know I will try and post (maybe every week?) something helpful for you guys learning a new language :)

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

thanks, i bought a coupe of these.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethW2005

I use Deutsch Aktuell for my German I class. Kind of cheesy, but focuses on speech, grammar, and reading well!

October 23, 2018
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