Apr 10, 2018 - 11:51 PM
I've weighed many options, and for now my primary resource will be Kontakte, 7th edition. I'm using AnkiDroid to make flashcards for each chapter. Thanks to Fluenz I already know a good bit of the vocabulary and grammar that's covered, but I need to brush up on grammar terminology before moving into more advanced resources. I'll also be using English Grammar for Students of German (Zorach & Melin), German Grammar Drills (Swick), Schaum's Outline of German Grammar (Gschossman-Hendershot & Feuerle), and reading books by Brian Smith (German Easy Reader, German Pre-Intermediate Reader, etc.). For audio, Brian Smith's books have free audio recordings online, and I plan on using materials from Deutsche Welle (ex: Nicos Weg). Further down the road I'm considering German language classes at a local community college and textbooks by Hueber. Also I'm fortunate enough to have become friends with someone who minored in German in college as well as a German cook at a local restaurant, so I'll be able to get some speaking practice in. So I guess I won't be studying completely alone.