This course will give you a stable foundation for your endeavour of learning German.
In video lessons, I will guide you through lectures which are clearly structured, building up on each other and versatile, including not only grammar explanations, but also a lot of video-guided exercises, vocabulary, additional information.
After having completed this first part, you will know how to conjugate German regular verbs, the modal verbs, you will be able to make simple sentences containing a subject (the nominative case), a verb and an object (the accusative case). You will know how to spell your name and how to present yourself as well as others. You will be able to ask questions with and without question pronouns. You will know the German numbers and be able to tell the time. You will understand simple forms and be able to fill them in with information about yourself.
Should questions come up while learning with my course, please feel free to ask me, I will be happy to answer them.
After completing parts 1 - 5 of the course, you should be able to complete the A1 exam. I am planning on making videos for the levels A2 and B1 as well.
In this video, I will teach you the letters of the German alphabet.
This song contains many abbreviations and is great to review and learn the German alphabet. Read along and try to sing along!! :) You can download the file and listen to the song on Youtube or Deezer.
In this video, you will learn your first dialogue and I will show you how many German words you can actually already understand.
In this video, I will give you some tips on how to best remember the three German genders, masculine, feminine and neuter.
You do not need to learn these pages by heart, just have a look at it from time to time if you are not sure what some grammar terms mean, like for example "noun", "verb", etc.
Listening to German radio stations is a great way to get familiarized with the sounds of the language, even if you do not understand everything. Here is a list of some Berlin radio stations that you can listen to online.
In this video, I will teach you the German personal pronouns in the nominative case. Ich - du - er / sie / es - wir - ihr - sie. Enjoy!
In this video, I will teach you how to conjugate the regular verbs.
In this video, we will do an exercise and apply the rules of the conjugation of regular verbs.
In this video, you will see some example dialogues for informal and formal language as well as learn about the question "Wie geht es dir?" and its answer.
In this video, I will teach you some alternatives to the answer "Gut!".
What you need to focus on in this song is the chorus. Listen to "Es geht mir gut" a couple of times and you will never forget that rather complicated sentence construction any more :) Listen to it on Youtube or Deezer.
This is another exercise to review the personal pronouns and the conjugation of regular verbs. Enjoy!
Now, you will learn about the most important one out of 4 German cases - the nominative case! You will see the what the nominative does to the articles.
After knowing the articles of nouns in the nominative case, let's have a look at adjectives and their endings.
A first exercise on the nominative will help you memorise the forms of the definite and indefinite articles as well as the adjectives.
Learn how to say: "This is..." with masculine, feminine and neuter nouns (including adjectives).
This file is your homework in which you can review everything we have seen so far about the nominative case. Download the file and check your answers against the answer sheet.
Do you remember the nominative forms that we learned in our last lesson? This is a review :)
This time, we will do an exercise on the nominative case in the singular and in the plural.
Vocabulary test: Do you remember the regular verbs we have seen so far?
In this video, you will learn how to conjugate the verbs "to have" and "to be" in German.
How do you ask questions in German? I will tell you in this video :)
It is very important to be able to say what you like to do and what you don't like to do. Here is how.
You will read your first texts in German: Peter, Daniela, Stephan, Janine and Christine are presenting themselves.
Now it's your turn to present some people.
We have already seen how to ask simple questions in German. Now, let's add some question pronouns. How? When? What? Why? Who? Where? etc.
Listen to the intro song of the kids' show "Sesame Street" in German. It contains a couple of questions words.
In this interactive exercise, you will present Angela Merkel, Claudia Schiffer and yourself and ask me questions. We will practise asking questions in the third and second person singular. The video has been made in a way that it will seem as if we were having a real discussion. I will make pauses during which you can formulate your answers.
After having already learned the numbers from 1 to 10, you will now see how to say higher numbers.
Let's practise the numbers and see how to tell the time in German.
This is a test about the regular verbs we have seen in class.
In this exercise, you can test whether you know how to conjugate the regular verbs and ask questions with and without question pronouns.
Let's do another exercise on the nominative that combines the definite and the indefinite articles with adjectives as well as the personal pronouns.
It is time to review the alphabet!
Hey there! I have been teaching German since 2004 - private and group tuition in various countries as well as on Skype. Now, I would like to make the material I created over the years available to more people. I am a passionate language learner myself and I love travelling. From 2005 to 2010, I studied "Languages and Business Studies" in Aix-en-Provence (France), in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) and in Cologne (Germany). This was followed by an internship in Ottawa (Canada), where I met my husband, who is Brazilian. We lived in Brazil for 2 years and now we are back in my city of origin, Berlin, in Germany. We have a little daughter who will turn 2 in a couple of months :) I hope you enjoy my courses!