Disclaimer: The information that I am going to share to you in this article is based on my experience as a student taking up the German Integration Course (Deutsch Integrationskurs) in BFZ located in Karlsplatz, Munich.
These are the official German Language Course books. I was thinking of selling my books but I decided to keep it for reference. Maybe I will sell my books in the future.
During the first day of class, we (me and my classmates) were told to buy specific books for the German Language Course. Which means don't buy German language books ahead (especially if you are not really sure), wait for your instructor or teacher's advice on which books to buy. Some of my classmates bought books but unfortunately the teacher said that we were not going to use that book. So they ended up wasting money. These people don't have any information on which books we were going to use. I don't know why they bought those books without knowing which one to buy, perhaps they are excited? I really don't know.
Below are the official books that we used in the German Language Course (Deutsch Integrationskurs) :
Dont worry about the BOOK LINKS above, they are not scams.hehe These are BOOK/PRODUCT LINKS from AMAZON GERMANY (Deutschland).
Why are you giving us Amazon Germany links? We could not understand German.
Well, the reason why I put Amazon Germany links is because first of all, these are German Books. These books are also available at Amazon UK and Amazon US BUT if you order at these locations, you have to pay extra cost for the shipping. In addition, the waiting time for your books to arrive will be longer compared to ordering here in Germany. So, why not just order these books at AMAZON GERMANY?
Prices: What does "Bester Preis EUR 6,99" and "oder neu EUR 13,95" mean?
In english, that means that you can buy the book for the best price of 6.99 Euros or buy a new book for 13.95 Euros. The "best price" book is not new which means its used and therefore it is cheaper. The comma "," is not a typo. That's how money or prices are written in German, instead of a period ".".
How long is the German Integration Course? For how many days/weeks/months were you using these books?
The German Integration Course lasted for about 6-7 months. From June 2008 until December 2008. As far as I can remember, below are the durations on how long we were using these books.
- Tangram Aktuell 1 Lektion 1-4 : July 2008
- Tangram Aktuell 1 Lektion 5-8 : August 2008
- Tangram Aktuell 2 Lektion 1-4 : September 2008
- Tangram Aktuell 2 Lektion 5-8 : October 2008
- Tangram Aktuell 3 Lektion 1-4 : November 2008
- Tangram Aktuell 3 Lektion 5-8 : mid November 2008 to first week of December 2008
- (Second of week of December was the German Orientation Course)