German grammar - the present tense

Learn how to conjugate and use various types of German verbs in the present tense
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course has been updated in November 2016.

Are you a German learner and struggling to conjugate German verbs?

Do you keep on forgetting what verb endings you need? Do you often wonder if it's a regular or irregular verb?

Is this really annoying you?

Then this course is going to help you!

In this course we will only look at German verbs in the present tense and we'll cover the following verbs:

  • regular verbs
  • irregular verbs
  • separable verbs
  • inseparable verbs
  • verbs that can be separable & inseparable
  • reflexive verbs
  • impersonal verbs
  • modal verbs
  • the imperative
  • and new verbs

This course is not necessarily designed for you to work your way through.

if you are a beginner following a textbook, then follow this course as and when you cover things in your book. For example, when you start learning about regular verbs, then watch the regular verb videos and don't worry about anything else. Watch the next videos when you have come across those verbs in your book.

If, however, you are a beginner AND a grammar geek, who wants to know about grammar, then go ahead and watch all the videos one after another

If you are an intermediate or advanced student, then either watch all the videos to revise what you have already learned, or pick those chapter that you are struggling with.

It doesn't matter how quickly you complete the course - it isn't a race - the important bit is that you can conjugate verbs in the present tense!

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of German verbs in the present tense which will make life a lot easier when you learn the other German tenses.

What are the requirements?

  • pen and paper to make notes
  • a printer to print out the four puzzles (if wished)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand and use German regular & irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and use German separable & inseparable verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and use German reflexive verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and use German impersonal verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and use German modal verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and use the imperative in German

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for any level
  • Beginners will find it a useful addition to their textbook
  • Intermediate learner will find it a useful revision for the present tense
  • Advanced learners might find it useful to go over the basics again

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The basics about verb conjugation
03:52

At the end of this lecture students will understand how verb conjugations work.

Section 2: General information about this course
02:53

Find out a little bit about me ☺

Article

Find out what this course is about and how to use it.

Article

A little general information about using Udemy courses. Feel free to ignore it, if you've already seen it in one of my other courses. Just click the little circle to the right of the lecture (in the dashboard) to turn blue.

Section 3: Regular verbs
06:39

In this lecture we will look at regular verbs and learn how to conjugate them.

The exceptions
08:40
How well can you conjugate regular verbs in the present tense?
4 questions
2 pages

Print out the word searches and start finding the words :)

An answer sheet can be found under resources.

Section 4: Irregular verbs
04:51

In this lecture we look at irregular German verbs and find out what the difference is to regular verbs.

More examples of irregular verbs
05:21
How well can you conjugate irregular verbs in the present tense?
4 questions
2 pages

Take a break from watching videos, print the sheets, grab a pen and find the words in the puzzles. An answer sheet can be found under resources.

Section 5: Separable verbs
03:12

In this lecture we look at separable German verbs in the present tense.

What are inseparable verbs?
02:10
Verbs that can be separable or inseparable
02:58
How well can you conjugate separable verbs in the present tense?
4 questions
2 pages

Take a break from watching videos, print out these sheets, grab a pen (and a coffee) and find the words in the word search. the answers can be found under resources.

Section 6: Reflexive verbs
02:42

In this lecture we look at reflexive verbs in the present tense.

More examples of reflexive verbs
01:47
How well can you conjugate reflexive verbs in the present tense?
3 questions
Section 7: Impersonal verbs
04:18

In this lecture we look at impersonal verbs in the present tense.

How well can you conjugate impersonal verbs in the present tense?
3 questions
Section 8: Modal verbs
04:45

In this lecture we look at modal verbs and how to conjugate them .

More examples of modal verbs
04:31
How well can you conjugate modal verbs in the present tense?
5 questions
1 page

Take a break from watching videos, print out this sheet, grab a pen (and a coffee) and find the words in the word search. the answers can be found under resources.

Section 9: The imperative
03:59

This lecture explains the imperative in general

How well can you use the imperative?
3 questions
Section 10: Putting it all together
02:23

A brief re-visit of all the different verbs in the present tense.

05:45

In this extra lecture you'll find out what happens to new verbs in the German language.

4 questions

Do you know your separable from your inseparable verbs? Let's find out!

Article

One way of practising different verb endings.

Section 11: What next?
Bonus lecture: What next?
Article

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Instructor Biography

Angelika Davey, 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!

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