German Made Simple: A Complete Course for Serious Learners
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German Made Simple: A Complete Course for Serious Learners

Learn to speak, write and understand German quickly and easily in order to achieve your personal and professional goals.
4.4 (3,481 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.
27,448 students enrolled
Created by Ingo Depner
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 mins on-demand audio
  • 16 articles
  • 76 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others in German
  • Communicate successfully in everyday situations
  • Talk about your daily routine and discuss the weather
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings
  • Write, revise and proofread short texts in German
  • Pronounce German words correctly
  • Use German grammar with ease and fluency
  • Speak German with confidence
Requirements
  • This is a beginners course requiring no previous knowledge of German
  • The language of instruction is English
Description
  • Latest Update: March 2020

  • Join 26,000+ successful students who have already taken this course!

  • Instructor is available inside the course to answer questions and provide feedback

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Learn the grammar, vocabulary and communication skills you need in order to become a fluent German speaker.


"Just dropping by to say thank you. I've used your German course to jump a few levels and then joined a physical class. Just got my B1 certificate last month (98% B1 proficiency, yay) and your online course had a good part in that." - Viorel S


This German course is perfect if you want to:

  • master everyday situations in a German speaking country

  • communicate accurately what you want to say

  • be spontaneous in conversations and discussions

  • develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

  • pronounce German words like native speakers

  • use German grammar with ease and fluency


"Ingo has a ton of experience in German teaching. You can tell all of the best practices and good tips come to life here. His pace is perfect for the beginner so don't be intimidated! Highly recommend." - Gabriel John Rodriguez


Cover the basics and then progress fast

Whether you are a complete beginner, too busy for a language class, or needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, this is the perfect German course for you. It covers all four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to learn at your own pace. 

Grammar and vocabulary are taught through texts and dialogues based on everyday situations ranging from talking about interests and hobbies, daily routines to ordering food in a restaurant and making a doctor's appointment. 


"This German course was great on many levels. It really outlines the basics and builds a solid foundation. Things are explained and taught in a simple and clear format. The progression is also very encouraging because one continues to build on previous lessons. I highly recommend this course!" - Peter Hamon


Start forming sentences after the very first lesson 

The language is approached in a functional and communicative way so that you can easily use what you have learned to communicate in German effectively. 

I have kept the grammatical explanations as simple and user-friendly as possible to allow you to progress at a steady pace but at the same time build up a sound understanding of how the language works and so build up your confidence.


"I love the approach the teacher uses. It's all about immediate immersion in to full sentences, then he breaks down the parts of the sentences. He also encourages you to get out of the course to online forums and apps that will help build your vocabulary and connect you with native speakers. It's really great and totally worth the $!" - Levi Baade


Develop your skills even further

"German Made Simple" is part of a well thought-out language learning concept, so if you'd like to develop your skills even further after you finish this course, I've got you covered. My other Udemy courses are the perfect complement to "German Made Simple" and will help you reach an intermediate and advanced level of language proficiency. The following courses are available:

  • Speak German like a Native: A Practical Conversation Course

  • Read German like a Native: 10 Inspirational Short Stories

  • Write German like a Native: 10 German Dictation Exercises

  • Perfect Your German: Tips & Tricks to Avoid Common Mistakes

  • German for Job Interviews: Top 10 Questions and Best Answers


"I am an employee at Udemy and a native speaker of German. At Udemy, we take courses in groups to learn together and I recently opted to take this course with my coworkers. Many of my coworkers are interested in learning some basics of the German language for traveling or communicating with friends or family members and this course was perfect for it! Ingo knows exactly what English speakers are struggling with (false friends, pronunciation etc.) and is addressing these points in his course. We enjoyed the course very much and would like to thank you, Ingo!" - Sarah Ziani


This is what you can expect:

  • Professional, fun and easy-to-understand lessons

  • Engaging exercises that let you test your comprehension

  • Guided speaking lessons to build your conversational skills

  • Exceptional support and prompt answers to your questions

  • Downloadable PDF files of the texts with translated vocabulary lists

  • Downloadable MP3 audio versions of all lessons to listen to on the go

  • A 30-day full refund guarantee, no questions asked

  • And last but not least… to learn German fast!


Are you ready? Then take this course and start speaking German right away!   


Who this course is for:
  • This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of German and want to improve their language level in a short amount of time.
  • If you are taking up German again after a break from it, you will also find this course ideally suited to your needs.
  • The course also serves as a convenient reference guide to German grammar with clear and informative explanations and focused practice activities.
Course content
Expand all 89 lectures 05:11:16
+ Introduction and Tips for Effective Learning
4 lectures 13:56
Learning German – 5 Things You Need to Know
02:45
How to Never Forget Vocabulary Again
05:34
The Secret to Fluency
02:03
+ Meeting People
14 lectures 49:24
Alphabet and Correct Pronunciation
08:25
Personal Pronouns
01:31
Formal and Informal Speech
03:54
Verb Endings
06:10
Are the sentences right or wrong?
7 questions
Identify the correct versions of "sprechen"
7 questions
Put the sentences in the correct word order
5 questions
Countries and Languages
05:01
Numbers 1-20
01:28
The best way to learn and practice numbers
00:23
Writing Practice
00:26
Greetings - Additional Vocabulary
00:08
+ Talking about Your Family
11 lectures 33:32
Job, Family, Hobbies
03:50
Verb: sein
02:52
Verbs: lesen, sehen
02:49
Identify the correct conjugated verbs
9 questions
Possessive Pronouns I
05:33
Identify the correct possessive pronouns
7 questions
Numbers: 20-100
03:09
Stating Likes and Dislikes
03:36
Negation: nicht
02:59
Put the sentences in the correct word order
6 questions
Dictation Exercise
06:26
Speaking Practice
01:39
Writing Practice
00:29
Family - Additional Vocabulary
00:09
+ Exploring Your Neighborhood
10 lectures 36:57
A Walk in the City
04:27
Definite and Indefinite Articles
02:09
Possessive Pronouns II
04:49
Identify the correct possessive pronouns
4 questions
Negation: kein
03:14
Akkusativ Case
05:25
Identify the correct Akkusativ forms
8 questions
Identify the correct form of the verb haben
4 questions
Opening Times
04:54
Dictation Exercise
06:24
Speaking Practice
02:07
Writing Practice
00:25
+ Going to the Restaurant
12 lectures 39:22
A Typical Menu
03:01
Adjective Endings: Akkusativ
04:00
Identify the correct forms of the articles and adjectives
9 questions
Verb: möchte
03:31
Verbs: nehmen, essen
02:20
Modal Verb: können
04:29
Identify the correct forms of the verbs
10 questions
Plural Nouns
03:35
Verbs "haben" and "sein" in the Past Tense (Präteritum)
04:49
Identify the correct forms of haben and sein (past tense)
9 questions
Dictation Exercise
05:54
Speaking Practice
02:05
Writing Practice
00:26
Food - Additional Vocabulary
00:23
+ Describing Your Daily Routine
11 lectures 46:39
A Typical Day
06:38
Personal Pronouns Akkusativ
03:30
Identify the correct personal pronouns
7 questions
Past Perfect
06:06
Identify the correct forms of haben and the past participle
9 questions
Past Perfect: Irregular Verbs
04:29
Separable Verbs
04:55
Identify the correct verb forms (present)
6 questions
A Typical Day - Past Tense Version
04:54
Identify the correct forms of haben or sein + past participle
9 questions
Negation of Past Tense Verbs
02:55
Dictation Exercise
06:33
Speaking Practice
03:23
Writing Practice
00:22
+ Going on a Trip
12 lectures 46:26
The Weather
05:12
Buying a Ticket
03:45
Modal Verb: wollen
03:22
Direction Prepositions
02:49
Identify the correct direction prepositions
6 questions
Conjunctions: dass / weil
06:51
Identify the correct usage of "dass" and "weil"
8 questions
Dativ Case
06:29
Identify the correct Dativ forms
9 questions
Movement vs Location
05:33
Choose the correct form of "in"
7 questions
Months of the Year
02:39
Dictation Exercise
06:11
Speaking Practice
02:48
Writing Practice
00:27
Clothes - Additional Vocabulary
00:19
+ Making Appointments
12 lectures 41:58
Calling the Doctor
03:24
Body Parts
02:47
Going out with Friends
05:08
Modal Verb: müssen
03:06
Personal Pronouns Dativ
04:34
Identify the correct personal pronoun
8 questions
Verbs with Dativ and Akkusativ
03:19
Identify the correct forms (Dativ/Akkusativ)
9 questions
Reading the Date
05:47
More Prepositions with Dativ
04:09
Identify the correct prepositions
9 questions
Dictation Exercise
06:11
Speaking Practice
02:57
Writing Practice
00:27
Body - Additional Vocabulary
00:09
+ Conclusion and Further Steps
3 lectures 03:00
Congratulations!
01:20
How to Improve Your Listening Comprehension
01:03
Bonus Lecture: Discount Coupons for My Other Courses
00:36