This two-in-one dictionary and grammar contains 83,000 references and 115,000 translations. It aims to help the user understand the language of the German media and contemporary literature and includes business and computing terminology. It also has entries on aspects of German life and culture. The grammar section gives a comprehensive guide to German grammar, with detailed examples and translations to help the student.
The essential two-in-one reference for the learner of German: an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar in one handy volume. With over 83,000 references and 112,000 translations, this dictionary is designed to give up-to-date coverage in a practical, user-friendly format. The Collins German Dictionary Plus Grammar will help the user understand the language of the German media and contemporary literature, and includes business and computing terms. It also features special entries on aspects of German life and culture. The grammar section is a comprehensive guide, a perfect complement to the dictionary with its clear, easy-to-use layout. It presents detailed examples and translations to help students to understand German grammar easily.
This is a brand new edition of the Oxford Colour German Dictionary Plus. This dictionary is an effective and practical reference tool for students, adult learners, travellers, or business professionals. It is especially user-friendly, with a colourful design that makes it easy to find the word you are looking for quickly. It also has usage notes, giving you help with tricky and frequently occurring words, verb lists and grammar notes. This edition also sees a completely refreshed and up-to-date centre section. The main focus of this section is to help you build your vocabulary. We have identified the German words you most need to know, and they are laid out clearly for you here; you will also find them marked with a handy key symbol in the A-Z text of the dictionary. We also include word games so that you can practise your dictionary skills and learn vocabulary while having fun. The centre section also contains a calendar of holidays and festivals and a brand-new A-Z of Germanlife and culture - ideal for the traveller and those learning about life in Germany.
The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.
This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students’ inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and this can be problematic. This book paints a comprehensive picture of the differences a dictionary makes and brings out the implications for language learning, teaching, and testing practices. It draws on research in which participants in three studies took writing tests in two test conditions – with and without a dictionary. They were also asked what they thought about the two test types. Their performances and opinions were analyzed in a variety of ways. Conclusions from the data highlight some of the practical issues to be kept in mind if we want to help foreign language learners to use bilingual dictionaries effectively when writing.
Success with Languages is designed to help all students develop the skills they need to become an effective language learner and to make the most of language study. Written by experienced language teachers at the Open University, this book offers undergraduates and postgraduates crucial and practical advice on important areas such as: choosing a language and study programme setting personal goals for language learning and monitoring progress using ICT to support language learning. Each of the ten chapters features a number of exercises in order to help students assess the ways they learn and consider where improvements can be made, making the most of the media available and how to use resources effectively.