German Made Simple: A Complete Course for Serious Learners

Learn to speak, write and understand German quickly and easily in order to achieve your personal and professional goals.
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Instructed by Ingo Depner Language / German
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  • Lectures 89
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
    Other: 25 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

  • Latest Update: September 2016
  • Join 5,600+ successful students who have already taken this course!
  • Instructor is available inside the course to answer questions and provide feedback

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Learn the grammar, vocabulary and communication skills you need in order to become a fluent German speaker.

This course is perfect if you want to:

  • master everyday situations in a German speaking country
  • communicate accurately what you want to say
  • be spontaneous in conversations and discussions
  • develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • pronounce German words like native speakers
  • use German grammar with ease and fluency

"Ingo has a ton of experience in German teaching. You can tell all of the best practices and good tips come to life here. His pace is perfect for the beginner so don't be intimidated! Highly recommend." - Gabriel John Rodriguez

Cover the basics and then progress fast

Whether you are a complete beginner, too busy for a language class, or needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, this is the course for you. It covers all four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Grammar and vocabulary are taught through texts and dialogues based on everyday situations ranging from talking about interests and hobbies, daily routines to ordering food in a restaurant and making a doctor's appointment.

"This course was great on many levels. It really outlines the basics and builds a solid foundation. Things are explained and taught in a simple and clear format. The progression is also very encouraging because one continues to build on previous lessons. I highly recommend this course!" - Peter Hamon

Start forming sentences after the very first lesson

The language is approached in a functional and communicative way so that you can easily use what you have learned to communicate in German effectively.

I have kept the grammatical explanations as simple and user-friendly as possible to allow you to progress at a steady pace but at the same time build up a sound understanding of how the language works and so build up your confidence.

"I love the approach the teacher uses. It's all about immediate immersion in to full sentences, then he breaks down the parts of the sentences. He also encourages you to get out of the course to online forums and apps that will help build your vocabulary and connect you with native speakers. It's really great and totally worth the $!" - Levi Baade

This is what you can expect:

  • Professional, fun and easy-to-understand lessons
  • Engaging exercises that let you test your comprehension
  • Guided speaking lessons to build your conversational skills
  • Exceptional support and prompt answers to your questions
  • Downloadable MP3 audio versions of all lessons to listen to on the go
  • A 30-day full refund guarantee, no questions asked
  • And last but not least… to learn German fast!

Are you ready? Then take this course and start speaking German right away!

What are the requirements?

  • This is a beginners course requiring no previous knowledge of German
  • The language of instruction is English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Greet and introduce yourself and others in German
  • Communicate successfully in everyday situations
  • Talk about your daily routine and discuss the weather
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings
  • Write, revise and proofread short texts in German
  • Pronounce German words correctly
  • Use German grammar with ease and fluency

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of German and want to improve their language level in a short amount of time.
  • If you are taking up German again after a break from it, you will also find this course ideally suited to your needs.
  • The course also serves as a convenient reference guide to German grammar with clear and informative explanations and focused practice activities.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Tips for Effective Learning
Welcome!
Preview
03:34
Learning German – 5 Things You Need to Know
Article
How to Never Forget Vocabulary Again
04:11
The Secret to Fluency
02:03
Section 2: Meeting People
How to Introduce Yourself
Preview
07:29
Alphabet and Correct Pronunciation
08:25
Personal Pronouns
01:31
Formal and Informal Speech
03:54
Verb Endings
06:10
Are the sentences right or wrong?
7 questions
Verb: sprechen
Preview
03:07
Identify the correct versions of "sprechen"
7 questions
Word Order
Preview
02:46
Put the sentences in the correct word order
5 questions
Countries and Languages
05:01
Numbers 1-20
01:28
The best way to learn and practice numbers
Article
Dictation Exercise
Preview
06:31
Speaking Practice
Preview
02:05
Writing Practice
Article
Greetings - Additional Vocabulary
Article
Section 3: Talking about Your Family
Job, Family, Hobbies
03:50
Verb: sein
02:52
Verbs: lesen, sehen
02:49
Identify the correct conjugated verbs
9 questions
Possessive Pronouns I
05:33
Identify the correct possessive pronouns
7 questions
Numbers: 20-100
03:09
Stating Likes and Dislikes
03:36
Negation: nicht
02:59
Put the sentences in the correct word order
6 questions
Dictation Exercise
06:26
Speaking Practice
01:39
Writing Practice
Article
Family - Additional Vocabulary
Article
Section 4: Exploring Your Neighborhood
A Walk in the City
04:27
Definite and Indefinite Articles
02:09
Possessive Pronouns II
04:49
Identify the correct possessive pronouns
4 questions
Negation: kein
03:14
Akkusativ Case
05:25
Identify the correct Akkusativ forms
8 questions
Verb: haben
Preview
03:03
Identify the correct form of the verb haben
4 questions
Opening Times
04:54
Dictation Exercise
06:24
Speaking Practice
02:07
Writing Practice
Article
Section 5: Going to the Restaurant
How to Order Food and Drink
Preview
04:48
A Typical Menu
03:01
Adjective Endings: Akkusativ
04:00
Identify the correct forms of the articles and adjectives
9 questions
Verb: möchte
03:31
Verbs: nehmen, essen
02:20
Modal Verb: können
04:29
Identify the correct forms of the verbs
10 questions
Plural Nouns
03:35
Verbs "haben" and "sein" in the Past Tense (Präteritum)
04:49
Identify the correct forms of haben and sein (past tense)
9 questions
Dictation Exercise
05:54
Speaking Practice
02:05
Writing Practice
Article
Food - Additional Vocabulary
Article
Section 6: Describing Your Daily Routine
A Typical Day
06:38
Telling the Time
Preview
02:54
Personal Pronouns Akkusativ
03:30
Identify the correct personal pronouns
7 questions
Past Perfect
06:06
Identify the correct forms of haben and the past participle
9 questions
Past Perfect: Irregular Verbs
04:29
Separable Verbs
04:55
Identify the correct verb forms (present)
6 questions
A Typical Day - Past Tense Version
04:54
Identify the correct forms of haben or sein + past participle
9 questions
Negation of Past Tense Verbs
02:55
Dictation Exercise
06:33
Speaking Practice
03:23
Writing Practice
Article
Section 7: Going on a Trip
The Weather
05:12
Buying a Ticket
03:45
Modal Verb: wollen
03:22
Direction Prepositions
02:49
Identify the correct direction prepositions
6 questions
Conjunctions: dass / weil
06:51
Identify the correct usage of "dass" and "weil"
8 questions
Dativ Case
06:29
Identify the correct Dativ forms
9 questions
Movement vs Location
05:33
Choose the correct form of "in"
7 questions
Months of the Year
02:39
Dictation Exercise
06:11
Speaking Practice
02:48
Writing Practice
Article

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Instructor Biography

Ingo Depner, Professional German Teacher

Learn from the expert!

I'm a professional German teacher and the founder of German Online Gym, a dynamic e-Learning portal exclusively dedicated to German language and culture training.

I have extensive world-wide experience working with people at all levels of the organizational hierarchy, including group training and individual coaching of senior executives, board members and government employees.

The secret to mastering German

Imagine being fluent in German and communicating effortlessly with German speakers. It’s not only possible, but I can help you do it quickly and efficiently.

The ‘secret’ is in the system, and that's why my courses are based on effective and proven learning strategies that will gradually develop your German and boost your skills and confidence in less time than you thought possible.

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