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

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English structure to the equivalent German structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus more on the rules than the exceptions.  Covers the grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn German vocabulary 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 concept and illustrates it with English and German examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn the 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

Parts of Speech

Learn how to identify English and German nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions.

Functions of Words

Learn how to identify English and German subjects, direct and indirect objects.

English and German Grammatical Terms

Learn the explanation of conjugation, case, declension, and agreement.

Step-by-Step Analysis of Examples

Learn how to get from an English structure
to an equivalent German 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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