Best School Books – Class 5 to 12 – German

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We’ve compiled a list of the best school books for students studying German, categorized by grade level (Class 5-12). Most of the schools follow the CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB, or State Board syllabus, so we have compiled the list of books based on these Educational Boards. These textbooks will help students succeed in their German classes and exams.

Here’s a full list of best school books on Class 5 to Class 12 German.

Senior Secondary School/Higher Secondary School German Books: (Class 11th and 12th)

Secondary School German Books: (Class 10th and 9th)

Middle School German Books: (Class 8th, 7th, 6th and 5th)

Class 12 German Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 12 – German.

1.”Team Deutsch 3/1″ by Ursula Esterl and Elke Korner

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“Team Deutsch 3/1” Book Review: This book deals with the communicative and cooperative teaching from A1 to B1 of the common European reference framework languages. The book provides transparent learning, setting a goal at the start of each chapter. The book provides a clear structure, manageable learning units. It includes playful self-evaluation and test effective courses and exercises. The book contains diagrams, lively photos, youthful language motivating young people.

2.”Einfach Grammatik Deutsch A1 Bis B1″ by Paul Rusch and Helen Schmitz

“Einfach Grammatik Deutsch A1 Bis B1” Book Review: This book deals with simple grammar and exercise grammar. It contains A1 to B1A grammar for independent repetition or supplement in a class. The book will be useful for exams at the level of A1, A2 and B1. It includes easy to understand texts, tasks for introducing grammar topics. The book also discusses a step by step guide for developing and understanding the grammar rules.

3.”em neu Abschlusskurs: Kursbuch” by Klett Verlag
4.”Génial 3: Students’ Book 3″ by Tony Elston and Patricia McLagan

“Génial 3: Students’ Book 3” Book Review: This book provides introduction on the language and constant reinforcement. It illustrates clear explanations on grammar points. The book includes rhymes, jokes and catchy songs which will be useful in helping the students get more familiar with the subject. The book will provide readers to prepare for foundation tier GCSE and certificate of achievement. It contains open ended goals for each and every module.

5.”Aspekte Neu B2 Plus Textbook” by Ute Koithan and Tanja Mayr-Sieber

“Aspekte Neu B2 Plus Textbook” Book Review: The book discusses the aspects of the new B2. It allows modular and linear teaching. The book also allows the students to prepare for TELC German B2 and the Austrian language diploma. The book consolidates and expands structures along with the trains, skills and strategies. It also contains attractive pages along with exciting regional portraits.

6.”Pingpong Neu: Arbeitsbuch 3 (German Edition)” by Bovermann Monika Frolich Konstanze

Class 11 German Books

The complete list of the top textbooks for class 11 German is provided below.

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1.”Einfach Grammatik Deutsch A1 Bis B1″ by Paul Rusch and Helen Schmitz

“Einfach Grammatik Deutsch A1 Bis B1″ Book Review: This book includes simple grammar and exercise grammar for German A1 to B1. It covers everything important in grammar for exams at levels A1, A2 and B1. The book presents understandable texts and simple tasks for introduction to the grammar topics. In addition, it covers various step by step exercises corresponding to the information level at A1, A2 or B1.

2.”em neu Abschlusskurs: Kursbuch” by Klett Verlag

“em neu Abschlusskurs: Kursbuch” Book Review: This book is designed for students doing graduation courses in German language. It covers fundamentals as well as in-depth topics required for a graduation student to learn.

3.”Génial 3: Students’ Book 3″ by Tony Elston and Patricia McLagan

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“Génial 3: Students’ Book 3″ Book Review: This book includes imaginative introductions of language as well as provides clearest possible explanation of grammar points. It presents rhymes, jokes and catchy songs which help students remember language structures better. The book can also be used in the preparation of exams like Foundation tier GCSE and Certificate of Achievement.

4.”Alec Soth with Francesco Zanot: Ping Pong Conversations (Logos)” by Francesco Zanot

“Alec Soth with Francesco Zanot: Ping Pong Conversations (Logos)” Book Review: This book covers staged and candid approaches as well as personal and political issues. It uses black and white color for storytelling. The book contains results of a combination of words and images that collectively presents a complex examination of Alec Soth’s work. It provides a manual in which photos itself can be read.

5.”Schritte Plus: Kursbuch Und Arbeitsbuch 3 MIT Audio-CD Zum Arbeitsbuch” by Klett Verlag
6.”Sowieso 3 (A German Course for Young People)” by Susy Keller

“Sowieso 3 (A German Course for Young People)” Book Review: This book includes fundamentals of German language. It is ideally designed for young students who want to learn German. The book follows a step by step approach and helps students to learn as well as understand better.

7.”Aspekte Mittelstufe Deutsch Lehrbuch 1″ by Ute Koithan and Helen Schmitz

“Aspekte Mittelstufe Deutsch Lehrbuch 1″ Book Review: This book includes aspects which are required for B1+ level of learning German language. It consists of three volumes in total. This book helps students prepare for B2 and C1 level exams in German language. It can also be helpful for adults with prior knowledge about the language.

8.”Aspekte: Lehrbuch 2 MIT DVD (German Edition)” by Ralf Sonntag

“Aspekte: Lehrbuch 2 MIT DVD (German Edition)” Book Review: This book is designed based on the B2 level of German language. It includes the common European framework of reference. This book thus helps students in preparing for the B2 level exam in German language.

9.”Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary” by Langenscheidt

“Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary” Book Review: This book provides about 48000 words as well as phrases covering 640 pages. It contains up-to-date vocabulary with special coverage of terms in business, trade and travel. The book also presents explanations of different meanings of each word. It has an extensive appendix and international phonetic transcription.

10.”Hindi ­German Dictionary Hindi ­Deutsches Woerterbuch Set 3 vols. (German and Hindi Edition)” by Aryendra Sharma

“Hindi ­German Dictionary Hindi ­Deutsches Woerterbuch Set 3 vols. (German and Hindi Edition)” Book Review: This book is designed for upper-intermediate and advanced users who require more than a concise dictionary. It provides an in-depth coverage of common vocabulary as well as a wide range of business terminology in Hindi. The book is helpful not only for students but also for those who use German in their professional lives.

Class 10 German Books

Here is a complete list of the best German books for Grade 10.

1.”Wir – Deutsch Fur Junge Lerner: Arbeitsbuch 3″ by Klett
2.”Get Ready Practice Book German for Class – X” by M.C. Sharma and Meena Singh

“Get Ready Practice Book German for Class – X” Book Review: This book is produced by veterans of foreign languages. It provides useful tips, practice material, Ample practice in comprehension and Wide range of exercises on all grammar topics right from the basics. 10 Model papers for practice, Previous years papers and CBSE Sample papers are also provided.

3.”So Geht Das – 5: Educational Book” by Ujjwal Malhotra
4.”Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary” by Langenscheidt

“Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary” Book Review: This book covers around 48,000 Words and phrases. It is Up-to-date vocabulary with special coverage of terms used inbusiness, trade and travel. It gives clear explanations of the different meanings of each word. It gives International phonetic transcription. It can be used for travel, school, college and profession.

5.”Get Started in German Absolute Beginner Course: Book and audio support – The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language (Teach Yourself)” by Rosi McNab

“Get Started in German” Book Review: This book introduces slowly and carefully to build a strong foundation. It helps us in speaking, writing, reading and understanding German in less time. It provides authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review which makes learning faster. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR guidelines.

6.”Basic German Grammar Ready Reference” by School Specialty Publishing and Carson-Dellosa Publishing

“Basic German Grammar Ready Reference” Book Review: This book includes the basics for beginning German speakers. It provides written German, word order, articles, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. All the facts are provided which the students find easy to search. It is a colorful two-sided reference book.

Class 9 German Books

Here is the complete list of the top textbooks for German in class 9.

1.”Wir – Deutsch Fur Junge Lerner: Arbeitsbuch 3″ Giorgio Motta

”Wir – Deutsch Fur Junge Lerner: Arbeitsbuch 3″ Book Review: The book is suitable for students interested in german language. The book focuses on the communicative knowledge of learners and to prepare them to use the language for communication purposes. The four skills of language namely reading, speaking, listening and writing along with vocabulary and basic grammar are also provided in the book with great examples. The book also provides an audio CD for students to have a hands on approach for better and efficient learning.

2.”Wir Neu: Arbeitsbuch A2″ by Corinna Gerhard

”Wir Neu: Arbeitsbuch A2″ Book Review: The book is suitable for students interested in German Language and might have opted for the language. The book includes basics of german language and also includes practice questions and solutions for better practice and efficient studies. The book also includes German grammar with examples. The book teaches pronunciation and helps in different words for understanding in german. This provides English words for better understanding through comparison.

3.”Get Ready German Grammar and Practice Book” by P.L. Aneja

”Get Ready German Grammar and Practice Book” Book Review: The book is suitable for students interested in German Language and might have opted for the language. The book includes basics of german language and also includes practice questions and solutions for better practice and efficient studies. The book also includes German grammar with examples. The book teaches pronunciation and helps in different words for understanding in german. This provides English words for better understanding through comparison.

4.”Es Klappt! – 4″ by Archana and Zubie

”Es Klappt! – 4″ Book Review: The book is suitable for students interested in german language. The book focuses on the communicative knowledge of learners and to prepare them to use the language for communication purposes. The four skills of language namely reading, speaking, listening and writing along with vocabulary and basic grammar are also provided in the book with great examples. The book also provides an audio CD for students to have a hands on approach for better and efficient learning.

5.”Selected Poems: Keats (Penguin Classics: Poetry)” by John Keats

”Selected Poems: Keats (Penguin Classics: Poetry)” Book Review: This book covers wide-ranging selection of John Keats’s poetry such as ‘Imitation of Spenser’, ‘Lamia’, ‘Isabella’, ‘The Eve of St Agnes’, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’. ‘Hyperion’, ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ and much more are also included in the book. These poems illustrate John Keats’ more earthy, playful side and superb ear for everyday language. This book is suitable for students interested in german and are keen to gain an in-depth interest in learning and writing poems. The book illustrates different poems with a wonderful experience.

Class 8 German Books

Here is a complete list of the best German textbooks for 8th grade.

1.”Wir Neu: Arbeitsbuch A2″ by Corinna Gerhard
2.”So geht’s noch besser zum Goethe-/OSD-Zertifikat B1: Testbuch mit 3 CDs” by Sara Gruen
3.”Es Klappt! – 3″ by Archana and Zubie

“Es Klappt! – 3″ Book Review: The book is a series of four level integrated multi-skill, multi-intelligent courses in German. It focuses on the communicative knowledge of learners and to prepare them to use the language for communication purposes. It deals with reading, speaking, listening and writing. It focuses on vocabulary and basic grammar. It also has a CD to give a hands on approach.

4.”BESTE FREUNDE DEUTSCH FUR JUGENDLICHE KURSBUCH UND ARBEITSCBUCH B1.1 WITH AUDIO CD” by Manuela Georgiakaki
5.”Wir – Deutsch Fur Junge Lerner: Arbeitsbuch 2″ by klett

Class 7 German Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 7 – German.

1.”HALLO DEUTSCH 2 (ANSWER KEY)” by Puneet Kaur and Milan Sharma
2.”So Geht Das – 3: Educational Book” by Ujjwal Malhotra
3.”Hallo Deutsch! Resource Material for Teachers Modul – 2″ by Goyal publishers

“HALLO DEUTSCH 2 (ANSWER KEY)” Book Review: This book is an attempt to provide a colourful and well-structured book with scenarios, images, and details that German learners can like or associate with. As part of the Class VII kit, the following teaching materials will be available. There are also additional exercises and interactive materials available to go along with the book. The book is based on the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) syllabus and guidance in India. The Goethe-Institute adapted the book from the Kellett textbook “Wire” published in Germany. Glossaries, appendices, figures, illustrations, and methodologies are provided for better understanding. Students can easily test their knowledge using the provided exercises, examples, and homework problems. Various case studies are also provided at the end.

4.”Hallo Aus Berlin: Schulermagazin” by Ernst Endt
5.”Pingpong Neu: Lehrbuch 1″ bu hueber
6.”Pingpong Neu: Lehrbuch 2″ bu bueber

Class 6 German Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 6 – German.

1.”Perfekt in Deutsch (German Grammar)” by Marina Mouriki and Ulla Britta Chimara

“Perfekt in Deutsch (German Grammar)” Book Review: Perfect in German-An Innovative German Grammar for Young People Suitable for learning and practising Grammar. Presents the entire learning material for level A1 und A2 in a very easy and motivational manner. Promotes the sense of identification of the language with the help of entertaining and comprehensive stories Promotes the learning process through a meaningful 4-Steps approach: Knowing the rules, Understanding, Practising, Applying.

2.”So Geht Das – 4: Educational Book” by Ujjwal Malhotra

“So Geht Das – 4: Educational Book” Book Review: This series is created with an objective to introduce German as a third language. It is adorned with colourful illustrations, simple vocabulary and a pleasant layout. The language is simple yet comprehensive.

3.”Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 3 Student Book” by Honnor

“Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 3 Student Book” Book Review: This book has many of the features that have made it so reliable for exam success, but is totally up-to-date and relevant in both content and appearance. Encore Tricolore nouvelle edition has been written to help your students achieve excellent results at all stages of their French learning.

4.”Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 4 Student Book” by Honnor

“Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 4 Student Book” Book Review: Encore tricolore nouvelle édition builds on the success of Encore tricolore and tricolore. The new edition is exactly the right level for middle to high ability. The course now incorporates new features to bring it in line with the revised GCSE and Standard Grade specifications.

5.”Cambridge IGCSE® German Foreign Language” by Marian Jones

“Cambridge IGCSE® German Foreign Language” Book Review: This Book provides a grammar-led approach with extensive exam preparation to develop independent, culturally aware students of German, ready for the exam. Topics on German-speaking cultures are integrated throughout to ensure students gain the cultural awareness that is at the heart of this qualification.

6.”Cambridge IGCSE® and International Certificate German Foreign Language Grammar Workbook” by Helen Kent

“Cambridge IGCSE® and International Certificate German Foreign Language Grammar Workbook” Book Review: The Book is developed in such a way so that student’s abilities to use German effectively with comprehensive advice and hours of ready-made activities, all focused on the grammar essential for producing competent, independent linguists.

7.”Let’s Learn German! German Learning for Kids” by Baby Professor

“Let’s Learn German! German Learning for Kids” Book Review: This book is perfect for the really little ones who are only beginning to learn a new language. This book has creative lessons and activities to make the learning fun.

Class 5 German Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 5 – German.

1.”So Geht Das – 4: Educational Book” by Ujjwal Malhotra
2.”Tricolore Total 1 Student Book” by Honnor
3.”I Can Learn German! | German Learning for Kids” by Baby Professor
4.”Learn A Language: Numbers, Colors and More by Rock ‘N Learn – Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German and English 6 languages on” by Richard Caudle
5.”Fun German: Language learning games for kids ages 3-10 to learn to read, speak and spell” by Studycat
6.”German Vocabulary (Quickstudy Reference Guides – Academic)” by Inc. BarCharts
7.”52 Weeks of Family German: Bite Sized Weekly Lessons Designed to Get You and Your Family Speaking German Today!” by Eileen Mc Aree
8.”Color and Learn Easy German Phrases for Kids (Dover Little Activity Books)” by Roz Fulcher

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on the German subject and came out with a recommended list of the top 10 German books for each grade. If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on German, please let us know. We hope you find this list helpful in your studies.

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