German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty. It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German. The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German. This book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs. There are also twelve appendices, including a summary of German grammar, descriptions of German dictionaries, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and a humanities vocabulary section of about 3,800 words.
The Author: April Wilson has been offering German reading courses to graduate students in the University of Chicago community since 1972. She learned German as a high school exchange student to Berlin. She continued her studies at Barnard College, where she received her B.A., and the University of California, Irvine for an M.A. Ms. Wilson also received an M.A. in religion and literature from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her courses have an excellent reputation for providing students with the essentials of German grammar, quickly.