A Key to the Exercises in Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the German Language (Google eBook)

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Appleton, 1847 - German language - 182 pages
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Page 187 - ... such selections have therefore been made, as will, it is hoped, be interesting and entertaining to the young reader, while, at the same time, they will prove worthy specimens of the peculiar style of their respective authors, and sufficiently demonstrate the great idiomatic revolution which has taken place in the French Langaage within the last quarter of a century.
Page 192 - A NEW SPANISH READER. Consisting of Extracts from the works of the most approved Authors in Prose and Verse, arranged in progressive order, with especial reference to those who wish to obtain a practical knowledge of the Language. With Notes explanatory of the Idioms and most difficult constructions, and a Copious Vocabulary. By M.
Page 187 - French this book is invaluable, as the conversational and idiomatic phrases, so indispensable to this accomplishment, are met with on every page ; and to those who wish to cultivate their taste, and to obtain a knowledge not only of the French...
Page 184 - Grammar/ prepared by Mr. Adler, ef the University of New- York. Nor has this success been by any means undeserved ; the book certainly goes further in smoothing the rugged road to German than any other book extant, and that too, not by attempting to dispense with the industry of the pupil, but by making all his industry profitable.
Page 187 - French language, as better adapted to the purposes of a reading-book thau any other with which we are acquainted. It is made up of fourteen complete dramas, taken from the works of the best and purest writers, among which are the great names of Corneille, Racine, Moliere, and Pirón.
Page 187 - Language, as it is spoken in the present day, and as it is presented in the works of the modern authors of France, without the risk of sullying the mind of the young reader, by an introduction to such scenes and principles, as but too often disgrace the pages of writers who would be an honor to humanity, were their moral qualities but equal to their genius. The second is to facilitate the task of the teacher, by endeavoring to render the work attractive in the eyes of the pupil ; and such selections...
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Page 191 - States System in Europe — Augustan Ages of England and France — Mercantile and Colonial System — Age of Revolutions — French Empire — History of the Peace — Colonization — China — the Jews — with Chronological and Historical Tables and other Indexes.
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Page 184 - ... certainly goes further in smoothing the rugged road to German than any other book extant ; and that too, not by attempting to dispense with the industry of the pupil, but by making all his industry profitable. " It takes all that is good in the Hamiltonian method, by giving the words to be used at once to the student, and not sending him to the Dictionary to hunt them out; and it involves Jacotot's...

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