A key to the exercises in Ollendorff's New method of learning to read, write, and speak the German language

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Appleton & Co., 1850 - German language - 182 pages
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Page 184 - ... the interest of the scholar. 2. It is progressive in its nature, the pieces being at first very short and easy, and increasing in difficulty and length as the learner advances. 3. At the bottom of the page constant references to the Grammar are made, and the difficult passages explained and rendered.
Page 190 - They are so made as not to constitute mere exercises, but con^ tain distinct relations so complete as to gratify the reader and engage his attention while they instruct. This is a marked improvement on that old system which exacted much labor without enlisting the sympathies of the student. The selections from Manzoni, for example, are from the
Page 185 - The study of the German is becoming so essential a part of an ordinary education, that every work tending to facilitate The acquisition of the language should be welcomed. An American edition of Ollendorff has been much wanted.
Page 186 - ... from lesson to lesson, is, that he meets none of these ' lions in the way.' "The value of the work has been greatly enhanced by a careful revision, and the addition of...
Page 186 - Its conception and arrangement are ailminible,— the work evidently of a mind familiar with the deficiencies of the systeini, the place of which it is designed to supply. In all the works of the kind that have fallen under our notice, there has been so much left unexplained or obscure, and so many things...
Page 191 - OLLENDORFF'S NEW METHOD OF LEARNING TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. With an Appendix, containing a brief but comprehensive Recapitulation of the Rules...
Page 190 - Italian Grammar, on which work many correct judges have pronounced that no important improvement can well be made. In making selections for the book before us, Mr. Foresti has preferred modern Italian writers to the old school of novelists, historians, and poets.
Page 187 - French names of all the principal countries, cities, towns, islands, seas, rivers, mountains, &c., in the world — names of the principal nations and races of men, and the proper names of men and women. These tables are indispensable to the French student, and alone are worth the price of the book. '' In Mr. GREENE'S reputation as Professor of Modern Languages 1n Brown University, w* have i sufficient guaranty of the accuracy of the work.
Page 185 - I have sought to make as free from dull monotony as possible, by giving the sentences a new turn, and by arranging them in different order, so as not to repeat the same over and over again.
Page 191 - Their chief peculiarity consists in this, that they lead the learner, by gradual eteps, each perfectly simple and easy, from the first elements even to the nicest idioms of the various languages, comprehending, in the process, a complete mastery of Grammatical rules and colloquial phrases. They are in common use...

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