Complete German Grammar Verbs Vocabulary (Collins Easy Learning)
My first thought with this book was that it was a compatible resource to go along with Rosetta Stone German. It is just hard to find a nice German course for high school students. The book is divided into thirds. In the first section, you have a thorough job explaining grammar in a systematic fashion. There are 24 pages just on nouns! This is followed by articles, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, verbs, etc. You can work front to back, or easily use it as a reference for self-instruction. The middle section (in light blue pages) has verb tables. This is such a nice reference for students who are just learning to write in a language. It is an alphabetical list of commonly used verbs and shows eight verb tenses plus sample sentences. The last chunk of the book is a vocabulary resource, not a dictionary (you will still need one of those) but a listing of vocabulary words by theme. It includes the basic/intermediate vocabulary language learners want to know: travel, health, family, shopping, city/countryside and lots more. It is my opinion that this resource, along with a nice bilingual dictionary, would last you through levels 1 and 2 of Rosetta Stone. 5" x7.75", 695 pgs, pb/hc. ~Sara
Grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand German reference guide
The grammar section provides easily accessible information, with key grammatical points highlighted throughout, hundreds of examples of real German, and a full glossary of grammatical terminology. The verbs section offers 127 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models. The handy vocabulary section covers 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, and shopping).