German grammar - the future tenses
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German grammar - the future tenses

Learn how to use the German future tense and find other ways of talking about the future in German
5.0 (8 ratings)
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Created by Angelika Davey
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand when to use the present tense or the future tense in German
  • Understand which modal verbs are useful for talking about future intentions
  • Know which German verbs might be better to use for future plans instead of modal verbs
  • Have a better understanding of the conditional
  • Know when and how to use the future perfect tense in German
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Requirements
  • Pen and paper to make notes
  • Students need to be familiar with German verbs in the present tense before starting this course.
Description

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
the conditional
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..

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is not for beginners.
  • This course is for intermediate learners who have a sound knowledge of the German present tense and want to move on to the future tenses.
  • Advanced learners might find it useful to go the basics again.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:00:56
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General information about this course
3 Lectures 08:49

A little bit of info about me. Feel free to ignore or run in the background while making a cup of tea ☺

Preview 02:53

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.

How to navigate inside this course
03:44

Find out what will be covered in this course.

Preview 02:12
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The present tense for talking about the future
4 Lectures 10:37

The time phrases covered in this lecture are all useful for talking about the future.

Some useful time phrases
03:33

How to use the present tense with time phrases to talk about the future.

Preview 02:25

Sometimes we don't even need a time phrase.

The present tense without a time phrases
01:58

A quick present tense practice
3 questions

Answer my question and practice using the present tense with time phrases.

It's practice time! Over to you!
02:41
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The 'proper' future tense
2 Lectures 06:32

Find out how to use the 'proper' future tense.

'werden' plus the infinitive
03:40

werden & infinitive
3 questions

Answer my question and practice using the real future tense..

Practice time! Over to you again!
02:52
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Other ways of talking about the future
5 Lectures 21:37

Find out which modal verbs are perfect for talking about the future and practice using them.

Preview 04:44

Which modal verb will you chose?
3 questions

Some verbs to use when modal verbs are a little boring.

Verbs governing the infinitive
05:43

Is this a verb that needs the infinitive with 'zu' or not?

To zu or not to zu, that is the question ☺
5 questions

The conditional - another way of talking about something that might happen in the future.

The conditional
03:34

Slightly more complicated sentences using the conditional.

If I were a rich man ...
05:22

In case you want to know more about 'Fiddler on the roof'

If I were a rich man - the original!
02:14
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Future II
1 Lecture 04:16

How to form the future perfect and when to use it.

Future II or the future perfect tense
04:16

Back to the future ☺
2 questions
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Putting it all together
3 Lectures 09:26

Let's go through all the different options again by talking about your future German learning.

Quick recap of the different ways of talking about the future
07:11

Some ideas for further practice now that you have finished the videos.

How to practise on your own
00:45

Bonus lecture: What next?
01:30
About the Instructor
Angelika Davey
4.5 Average rating
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20,752 Students
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experienced German tutor & translator teaching on & offline

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!