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Start speaking German with the Modal verbs

The amazing story about the Modal Verbs and their adventures
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Created by Eleven Percent
Last updated 10/2015
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Learn everything you ever wanted (or didn`t want) to know about the German modal verbs - who they are, what do they usually do, who their friends are and what do they do together (and even a dark secret about their personality).

Then take this knowledge to the real life section - and use it however you want! You will see that the modal verbs are really useful in your everyday conversations, and that by knowing them, your speaking and writing skills will greatly improve.

The course isn`t long, so why don`t you try it :)

After the course, if you still have any questions, comments, things that confuse you, something you want to talk about, or just share your opinion about some amazing German beer you just tried, feel free to drop me a note! :)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed for the ones stuck somewhere between the "total beginner" and the "not even close to intermediate" stage
  • It can also be useful to total newbies, since all German in the course is translated into English, and everything is explained from the beginning
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What Will I Learn?
Begin speaking German with the help of a few very useful verbs - The Modal Verbs
Interact in everyday situations (eating out, traveling, asking for help, expressing your thoughts) with the help of the Modal verbs
Conjugate Modal verbs, meaning change them according to the person you are referring to
Have fun watching my silly "animations" :)
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  • One free finger to click, an open mind, willingness to learn and a sense of humor
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 00:50

Hi everyone! :)

Everything you ever wanted to know about the German Modal Verbs
4 Lectures 27:51

Who are these guys and why are we talking about them at all? :)

What are Modal Verbs & Why are they so special?

Meet the 6 heroes :)

Which are the German Modal Verbs and what do they mean

Select the correct meaning for each modal verb

The 6 heroes
10 questions

Get to know the magical conjugation/transformation/science fiction thing that happens to modal verbs on a daily basis

How do Modal Verbs conjugate

Select the right form of the verb

How do Modal Verbs conjugate
10 questions

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

How does a Modal Verb behave in a sentence

How does a Modal Verb behave in a sentence
10 questions
A few useful tips about using Modal Verbs
1 Lecture 11:24
Using Modal Verbs
Any last words?
1 Lecture 01:15
Wrapping it up
About the Instructor
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German language skipper

I am Sandra, a teacher of German as a foreign language, trying to make it not so foreign anymore to a wide range of students. In the last three years, I have taught elementary and high school students as well as adults, from beginner courses to advanced and business courses.

My greatest hope is to make learning as fun and pleasurable as playing your favorite game and as easy as chatting with your best friend. I know it can be done and I am still exploring all the possible ways to achieve this :)

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