This course has been updated in November 2016.
Are you a German learner and not sure how to use the future tense in German?
Do you get the future tense mixed up with the past tense? Do you wish you had several ways to talk about future intentions?
Then this course is going to help you!
In this course we will only look at ways for talking about the future and we'll cover:
the present tense with time phrases
the 'proper' future tense
some modal verbs
verbs governing the infinitive
and finally the future perfect.
If you are a beginner then this course isn't for you yet. This course assumes that you already have a sound knowledge of the present tense, so make sure you know how to conjugate verbs in the present tense before buying this course.
If you are an advanced student, you probably know everything in this course but it might be a welcome refresher.
If you are an intermediate student, then you might not have learned the future tense yet or you might have just started, in which case this course is perfect for you!
It doesn't matter how quickly you complete the course - it isn't a race - the important bit is that you can use the future tense!
At the end of the course you will have some good understanding of the German future tense which will make life a lot easier when you want to be able to tell people in German about your future plans..
A little bit of info about me. Feel free to ignore or run in the background while making a cup of tea ☺
A little general information about using Udemy courses. You can ignore this if you are familiar with Udemy courses. To mark it as completed, in the dashboard, just click on the little circle to the right of the lecture to turn it blue.
The time phrases covered in this lecture are all useful for talking about the future.
How to use the present tense with time phrases to talk about the future.
Sometimes we don't even need a time phrase.
Answer my question and practice using the present tense with time phrases.
Find out how to use the 'proper' future tense.
Answer my question and practice using the real future tense..
Find out which modal verbs are perfect for talking about the future and practice using them.
Some verbs to use when modal verbs are a little boring.
Is this a verb that needs the infinitive with 'zu' or not?
The conditional - another way of talking about something that might happen in the future.
Slightly more complicated sentences using the conditional.
In case you want to know more about 'Fiddler on the roof'
How to form the future perfect and when to use it.
Let's go through all the different options again by talking about your future German learning.
Some ideas for further practice now that you have finished the videos.
Once upon a time there was a little girl in Germany who had this idea of moving to England as soon as she was grown up and to make all English people like the German language. Then she wanted to be an air hostess, a ballet dancer, a famous singer ……
Fast forward to the present and this little girl hasn’t quite achieved what she wanted, but …
Angelika is a qualified teacher and native German speaker from Lower Saxony in the North of Germany, who moved to England in 1982. She has been teaching German since 1991. Her students are private and business clients, school children and adults in evening classes, with the youngest student being 3 years old and her oldest 80!
Angelika has written six books, one in German and five in English, she translates from English to German and vice versa, and she teaches either face-to-face or via Skype - and now also on Udemy!