German Course Materials

German Language Course Materials

The and online, 10-week and 5-week Cactus German courses are structured around a German language course book. The Cactus teachers will use the course book activities and exercises in class, and may also use the course book to set homework. The course book will be used approximately 60% of the time, with the other 40% made up of activities and tasks sourced by the teacher from additional resources. Your teacher will use their own materials, practice activities from other books, and ‘authentic materials’ from newspapers, magazines, the internet, video, radio, and podcasts. On this page you can check which course book you need to purchase for your level. We also offer our top tips on how to make the most of your course book.

Level Book ISBN
Beginner 1 Menschen A1 (Units 1-8) 9783191019013 / 9783192119019
Beginner 2 Menschen A1 (Units 9-16) 9783191019013 / 9783192119019
Beginner 3 Menschen A1 (Units 17-24) 9783191019013 / 9783192119019
Elementary 1 Menschen A2 (Units 1-8) 9783192119026
Elementary 2 Menschen A2 (Units 9-16) 9783192119026
Elementary 3 Menschen A2 (Units 17-24) 9783192119026
Intermediate 1 Menschen B1 (Units 1-8) 9783191019037 / 9783192119033
Intermediate 2 Menschen B1 (Units 9-16) 9783191019037 / 9783192119033
Intermediate 3 Menschen B1 (Units 17-24) 9783191019037 / 9783192119033
Upper Intermediate Mittelpunkt Neu: Lehrbuch B2 9783126766524
Advanced Ziel C1 9783190016754
Proficient Teacher’s Own Materials N/A


Where to Buy your Book

Cactus works with the European Book Shop in central London to ensure that all the course books we use are available for our students to purchase. There is a 10% discount with the European Book Shop for Cactus students. You may also find your course book on Amazon.

How to Book your Course

If you haven’t yet booked your German evening course, check our offers page for our latest discounts, and book your course here.

Helpful Course Information

Free German Level Test
German Course Outline
Language Course Questions
Free Online German Resources
Cactus Teacher Profiles

For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Language Holidays Abroad

Cactus also offers German language holidays in Germany.


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