3 Minute German - Free taster course | Lessons for beginners

Learn to speak German you can use in everyday real-world situations - all in just 3-minute chunks!
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1hr 11min of on-demand video

Speak German confidently and comfortably in everyday situations
Understand what's being said back to you
Be more than just an average tourist when travelling to German speaking countries
Go from complete beginner to building your own sentences after the very first lesson
Build a solid base vocabulary of words and phrases you can use straight away in the real world
Understand and use grammatical and linguistic features of the German language with ease
Understand the structure of the German language
Get to grips with German pronunciation


  • The good thing about this course is that it is taught under the assumption that you know no German and nothing about languages
  • Everything is explained clearly and thoroughly without the use of confusing terminology


Hallo! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute German :-)

3 Minute German is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak German in simple, bite-sized chunks.

The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:

gut - good
es ist - it is
fantastisch - fantastic
hier - here
sehr - very
es ist nicht - it isn't

With those words, you can build sentences like these:

It's good.
It's here.
It's very good here.
It isn't here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!

(See if you can translate those five sentences above into German just by using those words and phrases.)

The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in German. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the German language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.

The reason it's called "3 Minute German" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.

If you've never learnt German before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute German lessons will help you to succeed.

Danke :-)


Who this course is for:

  • You really want to learn to speak German in a very simple and very quick way
  • You are going to spend a holiday/vacation in Germany or another German speaking country
  • You have failed to learn German in the past, but really want to give it one more go
  • You have no experience with German, but you would like to learn fast
  • You have always wanted to learn a new language, but you are very busy and can never find the time


Creator of the "3 Minute Languages" series of courses
Kieran Ball
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Hello, bonjour, hola, hallo, ciao and olá! 

I’m Kieran and I’m a language tutor based in the UK, and I also create online courses and write books to make language learning accessible to all.

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

I have created three series of language courses available in French,  Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. They're called: '3 Minute  Languages', 'Building Structures' and 'Quick Guides'.

I hope you enjoy, and "Happy Learning" :-)



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