Following their Walzer in Wien, Dino and Elisabeth are off to Switzerland to visit extended family and enjoy some fresh mountain air but soon find themselves caught up between high-end expenses and a strange exercise in escape artistry.
While reveling in the beauty of Lake Zurich, the old city and the alpine view, Dino grapples with the incomprehensibility of the Swiss dialect and reveals a surprising aspect about his girlfriend’s family.
Explore Zurich, learn about local customs and culture and improve your German effortlessly along the way!
Learning German Doesn't Have To Be Boring
Just got started learning German? Memorized a few words but struggle with longer texts? We've all been there. This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying!) naturally flowing German storytelling.
Using simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary you can build upon, this set of 10 connected short stories is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to fully immerse themselves in an authentic German language experience.
Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary with special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and expressions designed for improved memorization.
By working with these building blocks instead of just single words, learners can boost their active usage of new material instantly and make the learning process more fluid and fun.
What You'll Find In This Book
- 10 chapters set in and around Zurich
- a balance between cozy vocabulary and introduction of new words
- tons of phrases and expressions you will actually use in daily life
- fun facts about Swiss culture, cuisine and craftsmanship
- a detailed German-English dictionary after every chapter
- enough support to make following along easy, without spoiling your own efforts
- fun short quizzes to check your text-comprehension (including answers)
- a relatable protagonist and other fun characters
- hand-drawn illustrations by the author
- the beginning of a grand German learning adventure ...
Read, Learn & Collect Them All
Yes! That's right. This is the eighth episode of a whole series of exciting German short stories for beginners. Follow our protagonist to Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna, Berlin and many other cities! Before you know it, you'll have travelled half of Europe and picked up more German than years' worth of expensive courses.
Learning German has never been more fun.
What You WON'T Find In This Book
- parallel translations that may seem convenient but don't teach you anything
- dull characters designed by academics and committees
- interspersed English sentences that take you out of the reading flow
- archaic German words and phrases nobody uses in real life
- a jumble of unrelated places, people and events
- wordy footnotes that only get in the way of immersion
- condescending storytelling that insults your intelligence
- a teaching approach which takes itself too seriously