Sunday, December 03, 2006

Deutsch, Warum Nicht?

For so many days I have been trying to find a good source to learn German. I started with a course that had a book, a cassette and an interactive CD. The course itself was very good. But unfortunately the CD would not be OS X compatible, only Windows. So I had to find another alternative. Secondly I would need the CD all the time.

I literally went to the public library 'n' number of times in search of books. I love the US public library system, it is awesome. Their resources were really good. So I started with an old book written by an English author. The format of the book was very similar to the one with which I started learning English; Mr. Tarkhadkar's English grammar. But soon I realized that this approach would not work in practice as I was not going to write exam based on that book. Then I got another book. It claimed to be equivalent of 2 years college course. It was quite a comprehensive book and I was almost halfway through it when I stopped. Again, the reason was it was not compatible for my needs. It had day-to-day dialogs and grammar. But it was all text and I needed some conversation that I can listen to. Learning a new language is sort of like learning Waltz. If you do not have anyone to practise with, you will soon forget. I had also got some exercise books and some books about simple daily conversations. But again, they would not contain grammar. So sometimes you just need a different approach even though the existing ones are very good in their own place.

And at this point, I found a nice website; Deutsche Welle. It has a very user friendly section on beginner German course. They have the dialogs online. In addition to that, they also have transcripts of those dialogs. They have small exercises for each chapter and word lists. Another thing I liked about them is that they provide simple phrases for a conversation. Even at the beginner level, the course has 4 sections. Each section has 26 chapters.

So far I am doing good. I have solved all the exercises and listened to all the conversations. I have completed 15 chapters from series I. That means I have a long way to go. But now I think I have finally found my source to learn a language I have always liked. So I am quoting their slogan here as well as in the title.

Deutsch, warum nicht? German, why not?


At 10:25 PM, Anonymous greeneyedgoblin said...

halte dir Daumen! Machts gut!

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At 1:46 AM, Blogger manish said...

Hi sumod,
I had these 4 books about 10 years back, but lost them in a fire. How can I procure these books again, please?
thanks, manish

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