An Introduction to Cases for A Level German
This resource explains, using English as a starting point,
what cases are and what changes occur in German for the
definite and indefinite article and personal pronouns.
This takes the learner step-by-step from simple sentences to more complex sentences. The relevant forms of the German definite and indefinite article and personal pronouns are given, together with a short translation exercise. An explanation is provided of the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs. Learners are also given a dictionary exercise to practise identifying this information and to help them to understand why it is important to know whether a verb is transitive or intransitive.
What do teachers say about this resource? (2918)
Just what I needed. Students are really struggling with cases and this is really helpful. S Wood
This is a good resource which could be used in a variety of ways to develop students understanding of a topic they usually find quite challenging to grasp. A Ridsdale, HoD and Independent Reviewer.
I particularly like the way the resource takes you through the case system in a logical, step-by-step way, ensuring prior knowledge and then building on it. M Birtchnell, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
I like the focus on case endings." — R Bravo, Head of Languages, independent reviewer
It is a very accurate, clearly explained and condensed grammar book that uses plenty of examples and exercises with an answer key at the back. It is well structured, logically sequenced and clearly laid out teaching grammar terminology as it goes from chapter to chapter." — S Klabuhn, Languages Teacher and Independent Reviewer
A useful contribution to a particularly problematic area of German teaching... I liked the systematic approach. It assumes no previous knowledge of grammar, and takes pupils step by step through the form and uses of the different cases. I also liked the reference to English, which gives pupils a solid starting point." — R Bravo, Teacher of German and Independent Reviewer