a self-study German grammar that helps you come prepared to class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English structure to a German sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules, not the exceptions.  Covers the German grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common German verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, authors Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, and Adam Oberlin explain one grammar rule and illustrates it with English and German examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn Spanish grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Check your understanding by completing the review questions.

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Learn The Grammar Terms Your Textbook Assumes You Know

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and German nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct German equivalent to the English word.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and German grammar so you can choose the correct German equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and German subjects, Greman direct and indirect objects.

What is gender, agreement and number?

Learn terms used in English and German grammar such as conjugation, gender, number, and agreement—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in German.

Step-by-step German sentence structure

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent German sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.

Book Reviews

NECTFL Review
No. 77, January 2016
"English Grammar for Students of German is a superb introduction to the intricacies of German grammar, which students of German at any level will find extremely useful."
Chris Abraham
President of Abraham Harrison LLC
“If your eyes are crossing from your German lessons . . . and you’re having an impossible time sorting out German grammar, there’s light at the end of the tunnel . . . an amazingly good investment.”
Peterson Reviews
“The contrast illuminates both languages. English Grammar for Students of German is a fascinating book. It compares and contrasts English and German grammar, point by point, making it easier to understand the grammar of each language.”

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Textbook Correlations

Correlations help you match the relevant chapter to your German textbook

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