Herzlich willkommen!

Herzlich willkommen!

The short story readers and teacher’s manuals offered on this web site are designed to enhance learning of German by starting with simple vocabulary and structures and advancing to higher levels.

All of the readers follow the same basic format:

  • Each short story introduces new target words which are listed at the beginning of each short story and are repeated throughout the story.
  • Learned vocabulary is repeated in later stories to enhance retention.
  • Within each reader the difficulty builds and each subsequent reader builds upon the previous reader.
  • The level of difficulty and vocabulary seamlessly integrates with each following reader in the series.

German Reader 1.0

This reader is a beginning reader intended for new students of German. The vocabulary and level of difficulty at the end of the reader mesh seamlessly with the next reader in the series, the German Reader 1.1.

German Reader 1.1

This reader is intended for German 1 high school students when students are reading with the help of their teacher. It can be used for higher levels when students are reading independently. The vocabulary and level of difficulty at the end of the reader mesh seamlessly with the next reader in the series, the German Reader 2.1.

German Reader 2.1

This reader is intended for German 2 high school students when students are reading with the help of their teacher. It can be used for higher levels when students are reading independently. The vocabulary and level of difficulty at the end of the reader mesh seamlessly with the next reader in the series, the German Reader 3/4.

German Reader 3/4

The reader is intended for German 3 and 4 classes. The German Reader 3/4 builds in difficulty as the book progresses.

German Reader 1.0 Teacher’s Manual

The German Reader 1.0 Teacher’s Manual is for teaching beginning German using TPRS in conjunction with the German Reader  1.0.