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:
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.
Find out what this course is about and how to use it.
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In this lecture we will look at regular verbs and learn how to conjugate them.
Print out the word searches and start finding the words :)
An answer sheet can be found under resources.
In this lecture we look at irregular German verbs and find out what the difference is to regular verbs.
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.
In this lecture we look at separable German verbs in the present tense.
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.
In this lecture we look at reflexive verbs in the present tense.
In this lecture we look at impersonal verbs in the present tense.
In this lecture we look at modal verbs and how to conjugate them .
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.
This lecture explains the imperative in general
A brief re-visit of all the different verbs in the present tense.
In this extra lecture you'll find out what happens to new verbs in the German language.
Do you know your separable from your inseparable verbs? Let's find out!
One way of practising different verb endings.
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 ……
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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!