The book consists of a course with simple German-English texts at A1 and A2 levels. Each chapter is filled with words organized by a topic. Questions and answers rephrase information. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. The method utilizes the natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author composed each sentence using only words explained in the previous chapters. The audio tracks are embedded in the book.
As you read a bilingual reader, your brain begins to remember words and phrases simply because you are exposed to them several times. You don’t even realize, until you must recall what you’ve learned, that you have already learned the new words and phrases. The graded language book with a parallel translation has helped many to uncover their potential for learning multiple languages. Whether you are learning a language as a hobby or for a necessary purpose, you will find such books are supportive.
It can usually take you from one to three months to finish a bilingual graded reader at Beginner level (A1) and Elementary level (A2). The amount of time depends on your previous experience with learning foreign languages and on your personal abilities. At this point you should be able to ask and answer simple questions with the following questioning words: What? Who? Where? When? Which? How many/much? As you improve and become more confident in your ability to use the new language, you can move on to the next reader level and continue your language-learning journey.