If you already have background with German language, this book is the best one to try. It makes use of the so-called ALARM or Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method to efficiently teach its reader German words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. You will learn German vocabulary without hassle with parallel English translation. Audio tracks will teach you German pronunciation. You will have fun learning German through this book because you will comprehend everything. You will be able to understand and create German dialogues as well. Second German Reader is ultimately comprehensive because each chapter is created with words explained in previous ones and with as few as possible new words.