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The content of this course includes:
- In what countries is German spoken worldwide
- 13 Reasons to learn German
- 19 Strategies to improve your German
- Basic Grammar
- Conversational German for day to day situations:
* Changing Money
* Spending Money
* Customs and Passports
* Asking for directions
* Driving a car
* At the petrol station
* Car problems/Breakdown
* Hiring a car
* Shopping - Holiday
* Clothes Shopping
* Food Shopping
* Self Catering
* Camping & Caravaning
* Special Needs
* Exchange Visitors
* On the Phone
* Days & Months
* Eating out
* Ordering Drinks
* Ordering Food
* Special requirements
There are 55 video sessions. You will learn how to write and speak/pronounce certain phrases in German. I also provide the English translation to everything. You will hear the German parts twice and the English parts once, that will help you to remember it easier.
The duration of the course is 3 hours.
An additional benefit of this course is that you will also get to know how different things work in Germany.
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|Section 1: My First Section|
|In this course you will not just learn some German that will be useful for travel purposes but also about the way certain things in Germany work. Furthermore, I am delighted to give you some additional information about the language, its benefits and how you can improve your new acquired language skills.|
|Section 2: The usage of the German Language worldwide|
|I will share with you the countries in which German is spoken on a global scale. There are countries in which German is the dominant language, has official status or is a regional/minority language.|
|Section 3: Benefits of learning this language|
|There are many different reasons why people choose to learn German. In this section I would like to share some interesting facts about Germans as well as the popularity of this language. Allow me to give you some useful reasons why it makes sense to learn this language for your own personal as well as professional benefit.|
|Section 4: Learn Strategies|
|In this part I will reveal my very personal 19 strategies as to how you can improve your language skills later on. They are based on my personal experiences and have proved to be effective. I consider it as important to practice a language on a daily basis, in small bites but consistently. Making the best use of the surrounding environment and the resources available make it much easier to learn a language and its culture.|
|Section 5: German Grammar|
|In this section I would like to cover some basic grammar rules, such as pronunciation, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns and the past tense.|
|Section 6: Conversational German - General|
|In this part you will learn the numbers from 0 to 1000.|
|This part will cover the week days, the months of the year and also have some examples of basic conversation.|
|Knowing how to ask for the time and being able to understand and read the time in German, is the topic of this section. There will be again some basic conversational examples.|
|Section 7: Conversational German - Greetings and Small Talk|
|You will find out what the typical way of greeting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is like. You will also learn different ways of greeting during a day; saying please and thank you, yes/no and making apologies. You will get a better understanding of the undefinite article.|
|In this part of talking conversation the emphasis is on "asking questions" about things you would like to have or buy.
|Here the focus is again on asking questions, but on things that you need or require.|
|Here the focus is on asking questions with "where" and "when". You will also learn words such as: yesterday, today, tomorrow etc.|
|Here you will learn how you can start and end a conversation, how you introduce yourself, and conduct general small talk.|
|Section 8: Conversational German - Money matters|
|Money is an important topic. In this section you will find out how you can ask for opening times, changing money, where to find an ATM, what the currency rate is, etc.|
|Learn how to ask how much things cost, what the method of payment is, what is included in the price etc.|
|Section 9: Conversational German - Traveling|
|In this section you will learn typical phrases asked at an airport. For example, which gate to take, how to get to certain places from the airport, where the check-in is, etc.|
|You will learn some typical conversations conducted at an Airport in the customs and passports area.|
|Asking for directions or how to get to certain destinations is the topic of this section. You will also learn what to say when you get lost.
|In this second part of "asking the way" you will get to know how to describe the route to someone if you have been asked for instructions.|
|In this part you will learn how to find out information regarding the departure, arrival and timings of a bus. It will also give you some destinations and examples of how to ask for it.|
|Learn how to ask different questions when taking the underground: how to get to the underground, asking for different types of tickets, where to stop etc.|
|Learn how to ask for information, book different types of train tickets, how and where to change, if seats are free etc.|
|In this part you will learn how and where to find a taxi, how to book a taxi, how to give instructions to a taxi driver.|
|Here you will learn how to ask for boat trips, departure and arrival timings, booking tickets and what services are offered on board.|
|In this section you will learn what documents you need in order to drive on German, Austrian, Swiss roads. You will also learn how to ask for parking, what route to take etc.|
|If you have a car breakdown I will give you some advice as to what you are supposed to do. Learn what you need to report, how to describe it and how to ask for help when you find yourself in such a situation.|
|I will share with you what the requirements are in order to hire a car in Germany. You will also learn how to express your personal needs (when it comes to the car you wish to hire) and when and where you need to return it.|
|It will give you some important tips when driving on the streets and how to ask and use different services offered at a petrol station.|
|Section 10: Conversational German - Shopping|
|In this part you will find out how to ask for certain items, how to look for presents and get them wrapped.|
|There are many markets in Germany which offer lots of different types of groceries at very reasonable prices. Learn how to ask for different groceries.|
|Some of the things you will learn here are: asking for the changing rooms, telling the salesperson how the clothes are fitting you, asking if they have anything else, buying the clothes etc.|
|Section 11: Conversational German - Entertainment and Sport|
|Learn how to ask for general tourist information, opening times, organised trips and fees.|
|In this part you will learn how to get to the beach or lake, how the water is, whether it is safe to swim in certain places, whether you can hire some equipment and or do some watersports.|
|I will teach you how to ask: where you can practise certain types of sport, how you can book a place, where to do certain kinds of sport and what equipment you need.|
|Learn to talk about general conversations when being on a ski run.|
|Learn how to ask for recommendations with regard to the places you would like to go to in the evening. You will also find out how you can invite a friend to go out with you.|
|This is the second part of the topic "Nightlife". Learn how you can ask for certain events, an event calendar, how much the tickets are and if you need to book them and where your seat is.|
|Section 12: Conversational German - Accommodation and Eating Out|
|Learn how you can ask for: different types of accommodation, how much it costs, what the price includes, when breakfast/lunch and dinner take place, the room number and keys, making personal requests regarding some services and talking about your departure.|
|In this part you will learn: how you can ask for advice, how to make requests and how different appliances work.|
Here you will learn typical phrases when going out for lunch and dinner: how to order food, drinks and different types of wine.
|Learn how to book a table, how to ask for recommendations regarding food and drinks, how to ask for the bill.|
|In this part you will learn how to let someone know about your special eating requirements (being diabetic, vegetarian, allergic etc.)|
|Here you will learn how to make typical conversations on a camping site.|
|Here you will learn different phrases for various situations that are related to children: whether there are any reductions for kids, where you can change your child, whether there is a kids menu, if there are any special offers or services for kids, talking about your kids and asking about other peoples' kids.|
|You will learn to talk about: what you would like to eat and drink, how you slept, what your plans are, how you enjoyed it, when you need to be back.|
|Learn how to express yourself with regard to: what you like, what you don't like, what you found tasty, saying "thank you", making personal requests, asking to borrow certain items, getting a lift.|
|Here you will learn how to make a complaint in various situations.|
|Section 13: Conversational German - Health Matters|
|Learn how you can ask for certain drugs, how to talk about your health condition/pains and aches, where you need to go to see a doctor. There is also a small part related to phrases when going to a dentist.|
|In this part you will learn: how to ask for help, talking about the actions to take when involved in an accident, how to report certain emergency cases, how to express yourself when you have been assaulted, etc.|
|Here the focus is on people with special needs. You will learn to ask: whether certain facilities are accessible to people with disabilities, where certain facilities can be found and if there any fee reductions for disabled people.|
|Learn how to deal with different problems, such as: excusing yourself, asking for help, talking about being late, being lost, having missed the train, having lost the suitcase, etc.|
|Section 14: Conversational German - Business matters|
|Here I will provide you with some basic tips you need to consider when dealing with Germans for business purposes. You will learn how to introduce yourself, how to arrange a meeting, getting some corporate information, taking messages, asking for some favours.|
|Learn typical phrases when making a call on the phone.|
|Here you will learn how to tell someone your email address and phone number, how to ask whether they can confirm the receipt of it, etc.|
|Section 15: Final: Conclusion|
|I hope you enjoyed this course. Thank you very much for your interest and participation.|
Hello, my name is Karin Schroeck-Singh.
I'm the Founder of CareerHeads.com, gained my MBA from the University of Leicester (UK), have 20 years of international experience in Italy, India and the UK in Recruitment, Management, Marketing, Content Creation and Training/Teaching: Soft Skills / Business and Social Media Etiquette / German Language / English for Foreigners / Marketing / Human Resource Management / International Business.
I'm also an enthusiastic public speaker and delivered various speeches in the UK as well as India "How much do Soft Skills really matter?", "Soft Skills for Kids" and "German Business Etiquette".
I'm also the author of several eBooks. Feel free to check them out on Kindle Amazon ("100 Tips - Business Meeting Etiquette”, “How to strengthen the bond with your child”, “Recommendation Marketing - The Creation of a word-of-mouth marketing strategy”, “20 Book Ideas for Etiquette Professionals”, “The Etiquette Consultant - Interviews with 13 Etiquette Professionals”, and “200 Etiquette Quotes”), "44 Tips for a successful video interview".
I love helping individuals to optimize their career in 3 languages (English, German and Italian).
Please watch out for more courses in the future! I would be happy to connect with you also on various social media websites. I wish you a happy and enriching learning experience!
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