German grammar is simple, it's just often explained in far too complicated a way!
Jan Richter - Author of EasyDeutsch
For whom is the EasyDeutsch-Grammar written?
Basically, EasyDeutsch-Grammar is written for everyone who deals with the German language - German students as well as German teachers. EasyDeutsch-Grammar is written as a reference book on German grammar and helps you to understand the grammatical structures.
You can use the website as well as the Books and Ebooks in language classes as additional material to train your own or your Students' grammar comprehension. The target group includes above all:
German learners with little knowledge of German
As a German learner with little knowledge of German, you can use the EasyDeutsch-Grammar to learn new grammar topics independently and to reread and deepen known grammar. If you don't understand the pure German explanations yet, the EasyDeutsch-Grammar is also available as an ebook in many different languages. You can find more information in the Shop.
German language learners with good to advanced knowledge
As a learner of German with a good to advanced knowledge, you can use EasyDeutsch-Grammar to review and reinforce what you've already learned, or tackle specific problems directly. Is there a topic that still causes you problems, although you can already speak quite good German? Then you've come to the right place!
Native speakers with grammar problems
If you, just like me, don't understand anything in German class, then with the help of my explanations you will probably often see the light and grammar tests will no longer give you sleepless nights! Of course, the same applies if school is a long time ago for you and you want to help your children, grandchildren, acquaintances or refugee children to learn German. The explanations here focus on the 90-95% of words that work regularly. Understanding the system behind this 90-95% is enough to pass the test!
If you are a German teacher, you may give everything you find for free on my website to your students without any restrictions. The only important thing is that the link to my website stays there!
This also applies to a limited extent to the ebooks. These may be passed on to students in individual lessons and unchanged. However, the distribution as a complete ebook is not allowed. For teachers or school licenses please contact [email protected]
How the idea for EasyDeutsch - Grammar came about
I started teaching German in the summer of 2014. At that time I lived in Brazil in a small village directly on the beach. There I was the only German far and wide. I was looking for a job, because I had moved to Brazil for my now ex-wife. When an acquaintance asked me if I could teach her daughter Julia German, because Julia would like to study engineering in Germany, I thought to myself:
Hmm actually I have no idea about it, but to explain and teach people something has always been fun for me! How hard can it be? 🙂
Yes harder than I thought! I had to teach myself my own mother tongue basically anew, because I unfortunately never understood anything at school back then! As I know today, this was not only due to me, but mainly due to the disastrous way German is usually taught: With the focus on mostly irrelevant exceptions and perfectionism.
That's why my explanations focus on the 95% of words that work according to the general rules and eschew jargon where it's not necessary. Therefore, with many explanations here, you will ask yourself: Why didn't my teacher always explain it to me this way?
I enjoyed teaching and that's why I started teaching German online shortly after and created my own materials on German grammar, because I didn't really like all the existing ones.
I used to send these German grammar explanations to my students via PDF. If you've ever taught online, you know that this causes the following problems: student didn't get the email, can't open the PDF, can't download the PDF, or can't read the PDF because he opens it on his phone. The list could go on forever! 🙂
What did I do to solve the problem? I put my German grammar materials online piece by piece on a website. Everyone can open the link and read it on any device! On exactly this website you are now!
Since the site also finds Google, I have (ironically) also received many emails with the following question: Can I also buy the information as a book or PDF?
That's why EasyDeutsch- Grammar has been available (again) as a PDF (ebook) since 2016 and as a printed book since 2019! You can find both together with many other ebooks and books today in my Shop at easy-deutsch.com/shop.