As a German student, you need quality resources and reliable materials and I'm happy to share discoveries I've made and also recommendations from students. One of my students received 501 German Verbs as a gift a while back and I'm happy to say this book has been an excellent addition to this student's study and lesson time!
501 German verbs is an excellent reference book for the most frequently used German verbs and it lists all of the tenses in a clear, easy-to-read format. The verbs are printed alphabetically in the book so you always know where to go to find the verb you're looking for, and since it's only 501 verbs, you're not going to get lost on the way there.
When you reach the point in German learning when you are studying present perfect (Ich bin umgezogen.) or perhaps you are learning the simple past (hatte, ging, war) for the first time, this is an excellent resource.
Simply the fact that the number of verbs is limited helps keep you within the framework of the first levels of German learning, unlike other resources, which throw everything at you from level A1 (beginner) to C2 (advanced/fluent). It's the appropriateness of this book that appeals so much to me as an instructor.
And for a reference book, it's also small enough to take with you to your German class or lessons. Bonus!
Go ahead and check out what this excellent reference book has to offer. This version comes with a free CD-Rom, which I haven't checked out yet, but am excited to see.
Have you used 501 German Verbs? Do you have the CD-Rom? Please comment below and tell us what you like and don't like about it.