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German story books (Graded readers)

For beginner and intermediate students of German as a foreign language

Being able to read a book in a foreign language is a great feeling.

Language is culture and by reading German short stories and novels that are suited for your level, you will dive into a new culture.

Learning a foreign language with stories is effective and fun.

Try it now!

Graded readers are written for beginner and intermediate students who love to read stories!

Are you one of them?

German stories for beginners

Learn German with Stories

You can start reading in German even as a beginner. Books with short texts and simple grammar and sentence structures will give you an enjoyable reading experience and allow you to learn the language in a brain-friendly way by being exposed to natural language from day one.

German stories for intermediate learners

Learn German with stories

At the intermediate level, you already understand enough German to read short stories or novels with easy-to-follow storylines and can enhance your vocabulary and grammar effortlessly by just reading.

Graded Reader German A1

Beginner Level A1

Start learning German from scratch and meet Carla, a 20-year old girl from Portugal who plans to spend a couple of months in Germany to improve her German and look for a summer job.

In 20 short chapters, you’ll learn about Carla’s family, her daily routines and some special events. Easy-to-read texts and dialogues will quickly give you a feeling for the language. Each chapter is rounded off by a vocabulary list, a set of comprehension questions and some grammar explanations with exercises.

Would you like to start learning German with stories?

Ein Sommer in Heidelberg Graded Reader German B1

Intermediate Level B1

Improve your German with this compelling story about Linda from Germany and Arianna from Italy whose lives change drastically after Linda’s mother has an accident.

An easy-to-follow plot and key vocabulary lists make this book a good choice for learners of German who have reached B1 sufficiency. Short summaries and comprehension questions at the end of each chapter help you understand the content. In addition, every chapter is rounded off by a short section of grammar and vocabulary in use.

Audio Recordings are available for free on a password-protected page (you’ll find information of how to access them in the book) or as downloadable mp3 files as part of the PDF & Audio bundle.

The links to the Kindle version and to the paperback go to Amazon. However, the book is available worldwide, so just go to the Amazon store of your preference and search for “Ein Sommer in Heidelberg”.

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