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 second part, you will know how to confidently use the nominative and the accusative cases, you will be able to say more complex sentences using the negation with "kein" or "nicht", subordinate sentences ("weil" and "dass"), some irregular verbs and time indications. Of course, you will also learn a lot of new vocabulary.
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.
This exercise is part of the oral part of the A1 and A2 exam at the Goethe institute. Can you present yourself?
This video is a review of the nominative and accusative (with adjectives). Do you feel comfortable using these two cases?
This is a downloadable exercise sheet about the nominative and the accusative that you can complete by yourself. The nominative is the subject of the sentence, then comes the verb, and then the object in the accusative. The first page is for masculine nouns, the second page for feminine nouns and the third one for neuter nouns.
In this video, you will learn some sentences using "können" to say how well you are able to do things and we will review how to say that you like something.
After the modal verbs, here are some more useful irregular verbs: "sehen", "lesen", "sprechen", "schlafen", "essen" and "wissen".
You will find some of the irregular verbs seen in the previous video in this song. Look out for them. You don't need to understand the whole text. You can download the file and listen to the song on Deezer.
What would these people like to do? Use "möchten" and the accusative case.
What can be done and what cannot be done? "Können" in positive and negative statements.
We will read a dialogue in a café, learn the conjunctions "und", "oder", "aber". Say what you like and what you prefer.
Learn the vocabulary you need to talk about your breakfast.
This video is about the plural of feminine nouns.
Do you remember how to conjugate the modal verbs?
In this video, you will learn how to negate sentences using "kein".
And here is a song in which the negation "kein" is used a lot: "Keine Zeit". :) You can download the pdf and listen to the song on the internet.
When we read these texts about breakfast, pay special attention to the time indications and the word order of the sentences.
And here is a video in which all the rules from the previous texts are explained one by one.
Lean all the vocabulary necessary to say what you will have for lunch and dinner.
A crazy song about "Käsebrot". Pay attention to the adjective ending of this neuter noun.
Translating these sentences will show you how much you can actually already say in German!
How do you say "to boil", "to fry", "to cook", ... in German?
Review the negation with "kein" for plural objects.
Wie sagt man "apple" auf Deutsch? How do you say "apple" in German?
The conjunctions "dass" and "weil" send the conjugated verb to the end of the subordinate sentence. Let's practise that!
What do you say if you want to buy something at the bakery?
"Mögen" is used for nouns and "gern" is used for verbs.
This is a translation exercise in which we will review some of the vocabulary seen so far as well as the nominative and the accusative cases.
What fruit vocabulary do you remember from last class?
Wie sagt man "cucumber" auf Deutsch? How do you say "cucumber" in German?
Some herbs and spices.
Let's review the question pronouns: "Wann?", "Was?", "Wo?", "Wie", ...
In this set of irregular verbs, you will learn "geben", "nehmen", "werden", "waschen", "fahren" and "helfen".
In this video, we will do an exercise on the negation with "kein".
Just lean back and listen to this intro theme to a German children's show titles "Benjamin Blümchen".
How much do you understand?
What vegetable vocabulary do you remember from last class?
Here is another exercise on the negation "kein" and the accusative. This time let's add some adjectives.
The second type of negation is the one with "nicht". Where in the sentence do you have to put "nicht"?
Let's practise to use "nicht" in a sentence.
Wer bist du und was machst du?
This is a list of all the adjectives used throughout the course content of part one and two so far. Which ones do you remember?
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!