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Do you want to master German? Do you like fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn German?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider. We introduce a one-of-a-kind learning tool that will enhance your reading comprehension, improve your German vocabulary and grammar, and let you enjoy reading a fantasy novel from a USA Today best-selling author in the process.
©2014 Dima Zales (P)2014 Dima Zales
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim Luechtefeld on 02-05-2015

A creative approach to language acquisition

Where does Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


What other book might you compare Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition) to and why?

I can think of no other comparison as far as language acquisition. It is similar to some romance novels.

What about Lidia Buonfino and Emily Durante ’s performance did you like?

The narrators were enthusiastic and skilled at creating different character voices.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Learning a language through reading is a unique idea I have never seen before.

Any additional comments?

"Learn German: By Reading Fantasy " is a creative approach to language acquisition."

I have never seen language acquisition done this way. The author uses a fantasy romantic adventure novel as the format for learning. For those who enjoy romance novels and fantasies, this is a fun way to get acquainted with a second language.

The audiobook features a friendly dramatic reader narrating each chapter. The chapters are each read in German first, followed by English. Readers are able to listen to the accent and unique sounds of each language. I think this format would benefit readers acquiring either language. Perhaps a combination of listening to an audiobook along with reading the ebook may help further the knowledge of either language.

There are hours of content in the audio book, presenting a huge opportunity to learn many fun new words! I would imagine with enough practice, time, and patience, this book would assist in learning languages. This is a really neat idea!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cresus on 01-05-2015

Great learning benefits

What made the experience of listening to Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition) the most enjoyable?

This audio/textbook - Learn German: by Reading Fantasy - is the ideal learning material for fantasy fans who are interested in improving their skills in German language at the same time. The educational strategy consists of 'immersing' the learner in the story in the simple, well written and pleasantly narrated target language, and only after that, the learner is invited to listen and read the same part of the story in his native language. By daily practicing the listening and reading to the right extent (one to two chapters a day), I can well imagine the learner being able to fully get the main ideas of most sentences, and the daily struggle and efforts will soon show results, by helping the learner to hear out specific, new words and select them for the unconscious memorizing process. However, I have to say that the language level may be too difficult for pure beginners, and I assume that this book is intended for people who have already acquired some basics in German, because I believe only then, the quick learning potential can be exploited at full extent. Furthermore, the learner is not invited to speak and discuss the story in German, as far as my view on this goes, I think it would be a great idea to assure an internet platform for instance, where readers can exchange their impressions and theories about the story. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the method of combining interests (fantasy) and learning (German) is a great educational idea, and great learning benefits can therefore be promised.

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