This course has been updated in October 2016
A 30 day challenge to learn enough German to help you feel less daunted and have a great time on your first trip to Germany.
If you are a busy person who finds it hard to fit in time for language lessons, then this course is perfect for you!
Each topic comes in a bite-sized challenge, lasting no more than 5 - 10 (a few maybe 15) minutes work a day, followed by a revision quiz on the following day.
This will be enough to make you feel less uncomfortable when in Germany and people speak to you or you read German instructions.
And for the business person, who wants to exhibit in Germany or who is meeting a prospective client - this course may just help you get that deal!
Contrary to popular belief, not all Germans do speak English - and even if they do, a few polite sentences in German may just be what they needed to hear to be persuaded to buy from you.
Topics covered are:
A useful lecture for students that are new to Udemy. If this isn't your first course and you know your way around Udemy, feel free to ignore it.
A little bit about me. If you have seen this video in one of my other courses, feel free to ignore it. Just click the little circle to the right of the lecture (in the dashboard) tick and make it blue :)
What do you need?
A list of dictionaries which might be useful for looking up new words.
Does this sound too good to be true?
Tips on how to write the extra letters with a PC.
Do you remember how to greet people in German?
Learn how to give your name in German and how to ask people what their names are.
Learn how to tell people in German where you come from.
Learn how to tell people in German where you live.
Learn how to say yes, no, please and thank you in German.
Some useful phrases, when your German is limited.
Sorry? Yes, that's a German word, too!
Learn how to say the days of the week in German.
Learn to count to ten and give your telephone number.
Let's find out how much you remember! Are you ready?
Learn a basic question to ask for directions.
Practise some listening, in case you are given some directions in German.
Learn how to order something to drink in German.
Learn how to order something to eat in German.
This may well be the most important lecture for you!
Continue to learn counting in German, this time the numbers from 11 to 20.
Learn some bigger numbers in German - all the way to 100.
Learn the 24 hour clock - the easiest way to tell the time in German.
Learn about German prices - you will need to pay some time
Are you ready for another bigger revision? Let's do it!
Learn how to say what you are looking for in a German shop.
Learn how to name some basic colours in German.
Learn some travel phrases, in case you want to use public transport in Germany.
Learn what to say if you fall ill.
In case you haven't booked your hotel room yet, learn some useful sentences.
Table for two? Learn some more useful phrases to use in a German restaurant.
And finally, learn how to say goodbye in German.
This is the exciting revision. How much do you remember from all the lectures?
A copy (well, almost) of my kindle book
Once upon a time there was a little girl in Germany who had this idea of moving to England as soon as she was grown up and to make all English people like the German language. Then she wanted to be an air hostess, a ballet dancer, a famous singer ……
Fast forward to the present and this little girl hasn’t quite achieved what she wanted, but …
Angelika is a qualified teacher and native German speaker from Lower Saxony in the North of Germany, who moved to England in 1982. She has been teaching German since 1991. Her students are private and business clients, school children and adults in evening classes, with the youngest student being 3 years old and her oldest 80!
Angelika has written six books, one in German and five in English, she translates from English to German and vice versa, and she teaches either face-to-face or via Skype - and now also on Udemy!