German for beginners - for business or holidays - and more!
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German for beginners - for business or holidays - and more!

A 30+ day challenge for learning basic German in time for your awesome holiday or successful business trip to Germany
4.6 (37 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,521 students enrolled
Created by Angelika Davey
Last updated 5/2020
Current price: $20.99 Original price: $34.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • 32 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have a basic conversation in German
  • Read basic instructions in German
  • Have an understanding of German numbers from 0 to 100
  • Buy clothing/ food/ drinks etc.. in German
  • Ask for directions
  • Have a great holiday in Germany
  • Show prospective new clients the willingness to learn their language
  • No previous knowledge of German required!
  • Pen and paper for making notes
  • A cup of coffee or tea and a good mood (not really essential but helpful)
  • A sense of humour. Learning German with a smile is a lot more fun that without :)

December 2018: This course has been updated to accommodate more lectures. It still has the 30 day challenge but now also has 2 extra sections with additional lectures to take you beyond the challenge.

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. 

A final assignment will also help with more personal details you might need for your trip to Germany.

        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 in the challenge covered are: 

  • greeting people

  • My name is ...

  • I come from ...

  • I live in ...

  • four little words

  • Do you speak English?

  • Sorry!

  • days of the week

  • numbers from 0 - 10

  • Where is…?

  • directions

  • ordering drinks

  • ordering food

  • I'm allergic!

  • numbers from 11- 20

  • numbers from 21 - 100

  • What's the time?

  • How much does it cost?

  • buying clothes

  • colours

  • buying train tickets

  • body part and illnesses

  • buying medicines

  • booking a hotel room

  • at the restaurant

  • saying goodbye

And now even more:

  • Du or Sie?

  • Being polite

  • Special dietary requirements

  • extra listening and reading exercises

  • and more to come...

Who this course is for:
  • Absolute beginners, who want to go on holidays in Germany.
  • Business people who are hoping to exhibit in Germany or meet prospective clients, but don't speak any German.
  • This course could also be a refresher course for those who did learn German some time ago and can't remember much.
Course content
Expand all 50 lectures 03:04:25
+ Introduction to the course, the instructor and Udemy
3 lectures 10:58

Info about the updates course

Preview 04:46

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.

How to navigate inside this course (for new Udemy students)

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 :)

About the instructor (for new Udemy Students)
+ Welcome to the 30 day challenge!
5 lectures 05:19

How did it come about?

Preview 02:52
Your chance to reflect on what you already know and/ or what you hope to get out of this course.
What do you already know?
1 question

What do you need?

Tips and hints for doing the challenge
1 page

A list of dictionaries which might be useful for looking up new words.

Preview 00:53

Does this sound too good to be true?

What? No grammar?

Tips on how to write the extra letters with a PC.

Those extra little letters and how to write them?
+ The basics
10 lectures 33:17

Learn how to greet people in German during the day.

Preview 02:20

Do you remember how to greet people in German?

Lecture 7 revision
3 questions

Learn how to give your name in German and how to ask people what their names are.

Day 2 - introducing yourself
Lecture 8 revision
2 questions

Learn how to tell people in German where you come from.

Day 3 - Telling people where you come from

Learn how to tell people in German where you live.

Day 4 - Telling people where in the world you live
Lecture 9 & 10 revision
2 questions

Learn how to say yes, no, please and thank you in German.

Day 5 - Four little words
Lecture 11 revision
2 questions

Some useful phrases, when your German is limited.

Day 6 - "Do you speak English?"
Lecture 12 revision
4 questions

Sorry? Yes, that's a German word, too!

Day 7 - Sorry isn't the hardest word to say in German!
Lecture 13 revision
1 question

Learn how to say the days of the week in German.

Day 8 - The days of the week
Lecture 14 revision
1 question

Learn to count to ten and give your telephone number.

Day 9 - Numbers from 0 to 10
Lecture 15 revision
5 questions

Let's find out how much you remember! Are you ready?

Day 10 - Celebrate your progress, part 1
+ Finding your way around
10 lectures 50:29

Learn a basic question to ask for directions.

Day 11 - Where is ...?
Can you ask for places?
2 questions

Practise some listening, in case you are given some directions in German.

Day 12 - Hearing and giving directions
Let's check those direction words again!
1 question

Learn how to order something to drink in German.

Day 13 - Ordering drinks - and not just beers :)
Can you order your drinks?
3 questions

Learn how to order something to eat in German.

Day 14 - Ordering food - there's more than Currywurst :)
Can you order your cake?
3 questions

This may well be the most important lecture for you!

Day 15 - I'm allergic!

Continue to learn counting in German, this time the numbers from 11 to 20.

Day 16 - Numbers from 11 - 20
Let's test your numbers - no maths involved!
5 questions

Learn some bigger numbers in German - all the way to 100.

Day 17 - Even higher numbers: 21 - 100
More numbers to test, oh yes!
5 questions

Learn the 24 hour clock - the easiest way to tell the time in German.

Day 18 - What's the time, Mr Wolf?
Can you tell, what time these TV programmes are on?
3 questions

Learn about German prices - you will need to pay some time

Day 19 - How much is that doggy in the window?
I want to buy this, but how much is it? Test your prices.
3 questions

Are you ready for another bigger revision? Let's do it!

Day 20 - Celebrate your progress, part 2
+ Enjoying your time in Germany
9 lectures 51:37

Learn how to say what you are looking for in a German shop.

Day 21 - I want that jumper! Going shopping
Did you buy that jumper?
3 questions

Learn how to name some basic colours in German.

Day 22 - Knowing your basic colours
A little colour quiz
3 questions

Learn some travel phrases, in case you want to use public transport in Germany.

Day 23 - Buying train tickets to travel around Germany
Can you buy a return ticket?
1 question

Learn what to say if you fall ill.

Day 24 - Body parts and illnesses
Know your body
3 questions

Learn some basic phrases you can use at a chemist.

Preview 05:05
Test your word power at the chemist
2 questions

In case you haven't booked your hotel room yet, learn some useful sentences.

Day 26 - Booking a hotel room
Get that room!
3 questions

Table for two? Learn some more useful phrases to use in a German restaurant.

Day 27 - At the restaurant
Table for two, or three ...?
3 questions

And finally, learn how to say goodbye in German.

Day 28 - saying goodbye - no, I didn't forget it :)
I don't like it, but we have to say it
2 questions

This is the exciting revision. How much do you remember from all the lectures?

Day 29 - Celebrate your progress, part 3
+ You're at the end of the challenge - well done!
3 lectures 02:47
Something positive!
This is your chance to prepare yourself for your visit to Germany and, if needed, get any additional help.
Are you ready for your visit to Germany?
1 question
Bonus: Day 30 - Where do you go from here?

A copy (well, almost) of my kindle book

Extra bonus - a copy of 'Learn German for your holidays'
+ Beyond the 30 days!
7 lectures 23:51
Want some extra practice and like word games?
Du or Sie - which one to use?
When to use Sie?
Asking questions using 'du'
Being polite
Special dietary requirements
Ordering coffee in Germany
+ Extra bonus: YouTube videos for more listening and reading practice
3 lectures 05:04
Extra listening and reading practice - at the dentist
Extra listening and reading practice - at the hotel
Extra listening and reading practice - phoning a friend