New German TPRS Reader by Eric Richards

Anton just moved to Berlin. He is new in school and doesn’t know anyone. He has a problem. Who can help him? He sees Heidi – a girl from biology class. He is nervous, but he walks over and asks her for help. With Heidi’s help and friendship, Anton adjusts to his new school. As he meets new classmates, he is befriended by Felix and Lena – but what are their true intentions? As their relationships grow and change, Anton and his new friends face new realities and challenging decisions.

It is available: at ($6.99) Search “neue Schule, neue Freunde” or use this link. (It qualifies for Super Saving Shipping and Amazon Prime.)

If you are interested in class sets, you can always contact the author about the possibility of a bulk discount – depending on the number.

On Alina´s blog Eric wrote:


I am the author of this book and I hope my German teachers and their students enjoy this reader. If you use it, I’d love to hear back from you and hear your (and your students’) thoughts. (You can reach me at: Also, this is actually the first book in a series of three. I am working on getting the next one together – and who knows, maybe one day I can get this into other languages!

I hope you enjoy it!


Eric Richards

For Teachers:
neue Schule, neue Freunde is a (short) chapter book written for beginning German students. It incorporates thematic vocabulary, embedded elements and dialogue. Students can identify with themes and characters as they grow and develop.

The book can be easily implemented with a variety of teaching styles: traditional, communicative, thematic, TPRS/CI and others. It is designed to help facilitate read-alouds, sustained silent readings, student acting, personalization, interaction and more.

There are sections/questions after the story. The Über die Geschichte sections are general comprehension questions over the chapters. The Du bist dran sections are individualized questions that allow students to personalize their responses. Each section can be done orally and/or written and either be led by teachers and/or students.

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