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New: Café in Berlin German Workbook by Jeff Richards (Free PDF)
Café in Berlin is the book that started the Dino lernt Deutsch series, and it remains one of my most popular German story books to date. It has been an Amazon bestseller for many consecutive months, topping the charts in multiple categories, from German Language Instruction to General German Fiction and German Travel.
I’ve heard from teachers and professors who use it in high schools and universities, you can find multiple people who recorded themselves reading parts of the book on YouTube, and recently I was even contacted about turning it into a movie or TV-series!
And while you’re wondering which actor would best fit the role of our peculiar protagonist (Michael Angarano? A CGI’d young De Niro? Frank Dillane?), I’ve got some other interesting news:
Café in Berlin Workbook – Free PDF
Jeff Richards from the Sioux Falls German Group has been working on an amazing workbook for Café in Berlin. It was originally intended for use in his local German classes, but when I asked him if he’d be willing to share it with you guys, he generously agreed.
Jeff has an extensive background in language teaching and publishing, so this volume is quite a treat, containing more than 60 pages of useful exercises, activities, crossword puzzles, writing exercises, conversation prompts and much more. Also, over the past week Dr. Kristin Kuchenbecker, Jeff and I went over each activity together to improve, clarify, correct and make sure that everything is in top shape.
And you can download the workbook below, for free! It comes in three PDF files:
Jeff even sent a few photos including instructions on how to read/print this excellent workbook:
These files may successfully be viewed on the screens of portable devices and/or computers.
If hard copies are desired, the pages may be run off on attached printers. While they may be printed as single-sided copies, it is preferable to duplicate them in 2-sided format. The documents were prepared in “Facing Pages” layout with the inside margins being slightly larger to accommodate paper hole punching or binding.