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Ein Sommer in Heidelberg - B1

Ebook, audios & flashcards

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. Read about their adventures and life decisions on 145 pages and take advantage of the additional materials which will be part of your bundle.

Ein Sommer in Heidelberg Graded Reader German B1
  • Key Vocabulary German - English

    Find key vocabulary at the bottom of each page (or at the beginning of each chapter on Kindle) and download flashcards for ANKI.

  • Summaries

    Each chapter is follow by a short summary so that you can easily recap what has happened. Or you start with reading the summary to get a rough idea about the chapter's content.

  • Comprehension Questions

    Check your comprehension by answering a set of questions at the end of each chapter.

  • Vocabulary & Grammar Exercises

    Each chapter is followed by optional vocabulary and grammar exercises based on the previously read content.

  • Audio Recordings

    Listening is also important. Therefore, the book includes free audio recordings that you can listen to on the website or download.

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Ebook in PDF format

Your ebook consists of 146 pages with the story, key vocabulary at the bottom of each page, comprehension questions, vocabulary and grammar exercises.

Audio Recordings

The audio recordings were recorded by a professional native German speaker with a neutral accent. For each chapter, you'll get one mp3 file.

Flashcards for ANKI

Your ANKI deck consists of 285 words and expressions taken from the storyline. A short explanation of how to use ANKI is added if you're new to it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The book starts with a short introductions and some explanations in English but the actual story is written entirely in German. The key vocabulary with English translations at the bottom of each page will help you to understand the content quickly.

If you don't like the book, you can request a refund within 60 days of your purchase. No questions asked but we're sure that you will like it 🙂

Payment is processed by Digistore24, a German company which also operates in the US and guarantees secure orders from almost everywhere in the world. They offer payment by credit card, PayPal and bank transfer.

If you prefer to have a paperback, you can purchase "Ein Sommer in Heidelberg" at Amazon.com or any other Amazon site. However, some national stores (Brazil and Mexico as far as I know) may not offer the paperback version. In the future, it will hopefully be possible to buy the book at local bookstores, too.

The audio files are in mp3 format. You'll get them as a zip file which you will have to unzip before being able to listen to the audios. The zip file includes 14 files with a total length of approximately 90 minutes.

The audio files narrate the actual story. Summaries, comprehension questions and exercises are only available in written form.

Yes. There's a teacher PDF (available by January 31, 2021) which you can share with your teacher. It comes with instructions about how to use the book and its contents in class. Carefully compiled conversation questions will not only help you to recap each chapter's content and use the new vocabulary actively but will also prompt you to give your opinion and refer to your own life. If you don't have a teacher yet, have a look at italki.com. 

Not sure yet if the book is a good option for you?

We’re convinced that you will like “Ein Sommer in Heidelberg” but perhaps you’re unsure about your level of German and think that the book might be too easy or difficult for you to read. No problem. The first chapter is available for free on the website. It includes all comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises with the solutions and also the audio recording. Click here to start reading. And if you would like to know how the story came into being, you will enjoy reading this bilingual “Behind the Scenes” article.

About the author

Daniela was born in Germany and lives in Peru now. She’s an avid language learner herself and started teaching German online in 2012. In March 2020, she published her first book for aspiring online teachers. However, her students kept asking for novels and short stories suited for their levels and Daniela eventually decided to merge her passion for literature and languages and started to write graded readers for German learners.

Daniela lived in Heidelberg from 2007 – 2014 and knows the city well. Therefore, she decided to choose it as the location for her first grader for the B1 level. She finds it important that students do not only learn the language but also find out about typical German habits which are embedded in the story.

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