Readers

Readers

Reading is an integral part of developing proficiency in a new language. Our graded readers lend themselves to extensive and intensive reading with engaging topics that take students of all ages and levels on an instructional adventure. Our titles are built around carefully graded German and are accompanied by activities that help students develop confidence in German. 

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Detektiv Müller

Suspenseful mystery stories set in German-speaking countries. Get to know famous cities and regions, as well as their specialities and dialects. Vocabulary explanations in German. Reading comprehension quiz included with audio recordings.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Deutsch³

One story told from three perspectives in three proficiency levels for diverse learner groups or for self-study.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Dreimal Deutsch

Everyday life and culture in the German-speaking world.

This series is recommended for Higher Education students.

Easy Readers (DaF)

This series features original texts in an abridged and simplified version to accommodate learners of German.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Einfach weiterlesen!

This reader series focuses on the diverse migrant population in Germany and its experiences integrating into German culture. Each reader includes cultural information on daily life in Germany as well as relevant Landeskunde.

This series is recommended for Higher Education students.

Einfach loslesen!

EINFACH LOSLESEN! consists of short and clever stories that feature cross-cultural encounters in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The series motivates first-time readers while providing easy language training and an integrated conveyance of values.

This series is recommended for Higher Education students.

Kletts bunte Lesewelt

KLETTS BUNTE LESEWELTis a teacher's manual that accompanies the readers Mecki Dudel und seine Band, Mira zieht ans Meer, Max und der Ozeanriese, and Die Bremer Stadmusikanten.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Kletts bunte Lesewelt: Märchen

KLETT'S BUNTE LESEWELT: MÄRCHEN contains the Brothers Grimm's most popular fairytales. The book is suitable for young readers, and each fairytale contains detailed and lovingly designed illustrations that foster reading comprehension.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Learn German with Comics

LEARN GERMAN WITH COMICS is intended for learners at levels A2 to B1/B2 with over 40 pages with original comics.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

leicht & genial

Entertaining stories from the everyday lives of German teenagers. Students can watch and listen to the stories on DVD, and then dive deeper into the adventures by reading this entertaining companion reader series to GENI@L KLICK.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

leicht & logisch

Entertaining stories from the lives of Pia, Paul, Robbie, and Nadja, the characters from PORTFOLIO DEUTSCH. Follow the characters from the series with longer readings and listening exercises.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

leicht und klasse

LEICHT & KLASSE accompanies the textbook series KLASSE! and offers the following:

- Entertaining stories with the protagonists Kim, Marie, Henri, and Lukas

- Exercises for reading comprehension for each chapter

- Information about living in Germany

- Texts available as audios as download (code in the book) or via Klett Augmente

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Leichte Lektüren für Jugendliche

Course materials designed by the Goethe Institute for teaching German language and literature. These novels were written for teenagers by renowned German authors.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Leo & Co.

People from all walks of life meet at Leo's neighborhood bar. Various stories unfold as friendships are formed, secrets shared, and heartaches mended. People of all ages and backgrounds are the heroes of these stories with colored illustrations, culturally authentic photos, glossary and audio available for download, via Klett Augmented or on CD (only select titles).

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Lies & schreib mit!

This new reader series fosters students' reading and writing skills. It draws students in to actively determine how the story unfolds. The book contains blank spaces in which students write their own ideas, allowing them to become authors themselves.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Readers for Young Adults

Reader Series for Young Adults/Adult Learners.

This series is recommended for Higher Education students.

Schlau mit blau

Reader Series for Teenagers. Motivating and engaging texts for young readers, 12+ years old. The series features current youth literature in an abridged and simplified version to accommodate learners of German. The readers also include blue pages with exercises and riddles.

This series is recommended for K-12 student.

Stadt - Land - Abenteuer

DaF readers focusing on regional studies with digital discovery tours.

These exciting adventure stories for reading and listening take young people to original locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Each reader is accompanied by digital discovery tours through cities and regions, which provide a playful way to learn about the country.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Stadt, Land, Fluss

STADT, LAND, FLUSS features suspenseful, culture-rich stories for teens. The reader series contains colorful illustrations and photos that contextualize new vocabulary and bring the action to life. Each story takes place at a different geographical location of interest in Germany.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Tatort DaF

TATORT DAF features gripping crime stories for adult learners. The storylines take place in various settings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Information about the local culture, regional highlights, and authentic maps can be found throughout the book.

This series is recommended for Higher Education students.

Wer ist eigentlich ...?

WER IST EIGENTLICH ...? introduces well-known characters from the fields of science, politics, culture and society. A variety of three non-fiction texts provides insight into the title’s main character's biography , their contributions and the impact today of the subjects' life and achievements.

This series is recommended for K-12 students.

Other DaF K12 Readers

Available titles of other successful reader series

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