Learning German through Storytelling: Des Spielers Tod – a detective story for German language learners (for intermediate and advanced students)

Published by André Klein

Smashwords edition

Copyright 2014, André Klein

all text & illustrations by André Klein, except cover illustration from

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In German, detective stories are called Krimis. One of the most famous German Krimis is perhaps the TV-series Tatort which means crime scene and has been running since 1970 on television channels in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Watching the weekly Tatort has become an almost iconic activity in everyday German culture. Each Sunday at 8:15pm, shortly after the evening news, millions are flocking to the screen to solve fresh crimes and mysteries.

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