STEP 1: Get a Textbook
Learning German with the Deutsch Aktuell book series is by far one of the best approaches for beginners. Each chapter builds upon itself and important grammar subjects are taught gradually along the way. Purchasing the textbook and workbooks is a must! Workbooks, audio, and video are available online.
While the textbooks themselves follow three tiers to work through, in Europe, the different levels are officially classified as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
WHERE CAN I GET THE BOOKS?
All of the accompanying audio and video material for all three textbooks are also available online. These materials give vital practice for speaking and comprehending German.
DEUTSCH AKTUELL ONLINE RESOURCES
All of the audio and video material for the most recent editions for the textbooks are available online. These materials give practice for speaking and comprehending German. Workbooks and Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises are also provided in pdf format.
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Deutsch Aktuell 1 / Deutsch Aktuell 2 / Deutsch Aktuell 3
DEUTSCH AKTUELL WORKBOOKS
The workbooks are available entirely online in pdf format and provide additional writing practice. Additional Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises for Deutsch Aktuell 1 and 2 are also provided in pdf format.