German for Travelers
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German for Travelers

Learn how to speak German confidently in various day-to-day situations.
4.3 (4 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2013
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to express yourself and understand other people easily in various practical day-to-day situations.
If you decide to embark on more advanced courses later on, I will provide you with 19 ideas on how you can improve your German language skills.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisite knowledge
  • Motivation
Description

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:

* Greetings

* Talk

* Changing Money

* Spending Money

* Airport

* Customs and Passports

* Asking for directions

* Bus

* Underground

* Train

* Taxi

* Boat

* Driving a car

* At the petrol station

* Car problems/Breakdown

* Hiring a car

* Shopping - Holiday

* Clothes Shopping

* Food Shopping

* Sightseeing

* Beach

* Sport

* Skiing

* Nightlife

* Hotel

* Self Catering

* Camping & Caravaning

* Children

* Special Needs

* Exchange Visitors

* Problems

* Complaints

* Emergencies

* Health

* Business

* On the Phone

* Email/Fax

* Numbers

* Days & Months

* Time

* 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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Tourists who want to visit Germany
  • Language Students at beginner level
  • People who are planning to go to Germany to live, study or/and work
  • Everyone who wants to learn a new language the easy way
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Curriculum For This Course
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My First Section
1 Lecture 02:40
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. 
Preview 02:40
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The usage of the German Language worldwide
1 Lecture 01:26
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. 
Preview 01:26
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Benefits of learning this language
1 Lecture 02:37
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. 
Preview 02:37
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Learn Strategies
1 Lecture 06:16
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. 
Preview 06:16
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German Grammar
1 Lecture 19:49
In this section I would like to cover some basic grammar rules, such as pronunciation, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns and the past tense. 
Basic Grammar
19:49
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Conversational German - General
3 Lectures 09:58
In this part you will learn the numbers from 0 to 1000. 
Conversational German - Numbers
03:51

This part will cover the week days, the months of the year and also have some examples of basic conversation. 
Conversational German - Days and months
03:10

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. 
Conversational German - Time
02:57
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Conversational German - Greetings and Small Talk
5 Lectures 13:41
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. 
Conversational German - Greetings
03:10

In this part of talking conversation the emphasis is on "asking questions" about things you would like to have or buy. 
Conversational German - Talk
02:44

Here the focus is again on asking questions, but on things that you need or require. 
Conversational German - Talk part 2
03:00

Here the focus is on asking questions with "where" and "when". You will also learn words such as: yesterday, today, tomorrow etc. 
Conversational German - Talk part 3
02:31

Here you will learn how you can start and end a conversation, how you introduce yourself, and conduct general small talk. 
Conversational German - Talk part 4
02:16
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Conversational German - Money matters
2 Lectures 05:09
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. 
Conversational German - Changing Money
02:26

Learn how to ask how much things cost, what the method of payment is, what is included in the price etc. 
Conversational German - Spending Money
02:43
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Conversational German - Traveling
13 Lectures 35:45
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. 
Conversational German - Airport
02:14

You will learn some typical conversations conducted at an Airport in the customs and passports area. 
Conversational German - Customs and Passports
02:34

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. 

Conversational German - Asking the Way
03:13

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. 
Conversational German - Asking the Way (part 2)
02:27

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. 
Conversational German - Bus
02:38

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. 
Conversational German - Underground
02:53

Learn how to ask for information, book different types of train tickets, how and where to change, if seats are free etc. 
Conversational German - Train
04:56

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. 
Conversational German - Taxi
02:24

Here you will learn how to ask for boat trips, departure and arrival timings, booking tickets and what services are offered on board. 
Conversational German - Boat
02:18

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. 
Conversational German - Driving a Car
02:09

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. 
Conversational German - Car Problems/Breakdown
02:51

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. 
Conversational German - Hiring a Car
03:00

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. 
Conversational German - At the petrol station
02:08
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Conversational German - Shopping
3 Lectures 07:33
In this part you will find out how to ask for certain items, how to look for presents and get them wrapped. 
Conversational German - Shopping
02:14

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. 
Conversational German - Food Shopping
02:56

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. 
Conversational German - Clothes Shopping
02:23
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About the Instructor
Karin Schroeck-Singh
4.5 Average rating
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142 Students
2 Courses
Founder of CareerHeads.com

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!

Remember "Enthusiasm is the daily food of successful people, it makes ordinary people EXTRAORDINARY!"