3 Minute German - Free taster course
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3 Minute German - Free taster course

Build a solid foundation in the German language and start to communicate your thoughts and opinions
4.5 (651 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,253 students enrolled
Created by Kieran Ball
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How does the method work? In this course, I’ve broken down the learning process into stages. I understand that the main aim of any language learner is to be able to speak and understand the language as quickly as possible so the first stage is to give you the most useful words in German and show you how to put them together into phrases. This gets you speaking straight away and you’ll be learning to say things that you’re actually going to need to say. Before the end of the first lesson you will already be forming sentences in German. Then, once you’ve grasped the fundamentals of the language (which won’t take very long) I’ll begin to add structure.
  • The structure of any language is called its ‘grammar’ and I’ll explain all this in a simple and easy to understand manner, and by knowing the structure you’ll be able to talk about anything you want. At the same time I’ll constantly be adding new vocabulary and showing you techniques to remember it all.
  • Minimum input - Maximum output
  • You will be taught only small amounts of information but what you will then be able to do with that information is incredible.
  • “Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish; he'll eat for a lifetime"
  • Rather than being given set phrases as it what normally happens when learning a foreign language, you will be shown the structure of the language enabling you to form your own phrases and sentences and have meaningful conversations instead of simply reciting what you have memorised. This again goes back to “minimum input – maximum output” Learning the structure of a language requires less time and effort than memorising enough set phrases for you to be able to express yourself in any situation. I’ll show you how to use the language so you’ll be able to communicate in any new situation, not just ones for which you have practised.
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Requirements
  • I created this course assuming you know nothing about language learning or German. There are no technical terms or prerequisites for this course.
Description

Hello and welcome to “3 Minute German” The aim of this course is to make German accessible to anybody regardless of age, educational background or "aptitude" for learning.

This is the free introductory course to 3 Minute German - Course 1.

This introductory course gives you the first three lessons of the main course, to give you a taste of the method and to see if you like the way the course is taught. If you enjoy this course, you can move onto the main course where you'll find more vocabulary to add to your German skills.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you're a complete beginner to German or you have struggled to learn a language in the past, then this course is perfect for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:05:20
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Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 04:52
German in just three minutes?
04:52
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Lesson 1
4 Lectures 15:14
Lesson 1a
03:16

Lesson 1b
03:01

Lesson 1c
04:58

Lesson 1d
03:59
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Lesson 2
6 Lectures 21:08
Lesson 2a
03:31

Lesson 2b
04:12

Lesson 2c
03:06

Lesson 2d
03:48

Lesson 2e
03:46

Lesson 2f
02:45
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Lesson 3
7 Lectures 23:19
Lesson 3a
03:07

Lesson 3b
03:47

Lesson 3c
03:14

Lesson 3d
03:56

Lesson 3e
03:40

Lesson 3f
02:31

Lesson 3g
03:04
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What next?
1 Lecture 00:49
What next?
00:49
About the Instructor
Kieran Ball
4.5 Average rating
3,830 Reviews
31,098 Students
22 Courses
3 Minute Languages, 31,000+ Students

Hola, bonjour, olá, hallo and ciao!

I’m Kieran and I run 3 Minute Languages. 3 Minute Languages creates online courses, books and other materials to make language learning accessible to all.

The 3 Minute Languages books and online courses are based on the methodology I developed for teaching languages, which I've been using in all my classes for many years. The methodology will get you speaking quickly, without the struggle normally associated with language learning.

If you've ever struggled with learning a language in the past, then please give one of the 3 Minute Languages courses a go; you'll find it really simple and fun to use!

We are all human beings, which means we all possess the attributes that make us human beings. There's a wonderful quote by a man called Terence:

“I am human, and nothing that is human is alien to me”

What it means is that if one person is capable of something, then we are all capable of it, because we’re all humans too. There's nothing in the world that I cannot understand if somebody before me has succeeded in understanding it. Therefore, it’s only logical that since there are millions of people in the world who have managed to learn to speak a second language, then you can learn it too!  And I'll show you how...