The Routledge Modern German Reader by Maryann Overstreet
The Routledge Modern German Reader is designed for intermediate and advanced learners of German. It provides a clear and engaging introduction to reading authentic German language texts for learners who wish to move beyond elementary course material to more rewarding works of fiction and non-fiction.
- twenty-eight readings, graded according to difficulty, beginning with shorter, simpler texts and progressing to longer, more complex texts
- fourteen literary texts, written by well-known writers from German-speaking countries, on universal themes and fourteen non-literary texts from magazines, newspapers and the internet, featuring a range of engaging topics relating to culture, society and history
- varied, contextualised pre- and post- reading exercises designed to stimulate discussion, develop comprehension strategies, expand and refine vocabulary, and foster awareness of grammatical structures as they occur in authentic contexts
- a German-English glossary with separate vocabulary lists for each chapter and a complete answer key available online
glossary and a list of all idiomatic expressions and colloquial phrases found in the folktales.
Suitable for both classroom use and independent study, The Routledge Modern German Reader provides insights into the culture of German-speaking countries while also acting as a stimulus to further independent reading. It is an essential tool for developing vocabulary and increasing reading proficiency.
The Routledge Modern German Reader - About the Author
Maryann Overstreet is Professor and Chair of German at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.