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 third part, among other things, you will be able to describe people, talk about your family, know how to order at a café and how to arrange meetings in German, and you will be able to speak about your daily routine. As to the grammar, you will feel more confident using the nominative, the accusative and the dative cases, learn many new prepositions, some new conjunctions, the possessive and personal pronouns, separable verbs, ... 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.
Look at the people and listen to me describing what they wear. Can you tell who is who?
Written exercise: Describe what clothes the people on the pictures are wearing. Use the right genders and declensions.
In this video, I will explain the different forms of the dative and already give you some information on when to use this third case.
Print this overview out to have all the cases we have seen so far on one page.
In this exercise, we will combine the dative case with the preposition "mit" and the accusative with the preposition "ohne".
What would you wear on these occasions?
Written exercise: What would you wear on these occasions?
This video is all about countries and cities. How do you properly answer the questions: Woher kommst du? Wo bist du? Wohin gehst du?
Let's practice the prepositions from the last video.
In this video, we will read a dialogue and you will learn about the preposition "seit".
Who is who? Describe people to me and guess which person I picked.
Ask direct and indirect questions using subordinate clauses with question pronouns.
How well do you remember the German numbers? :)
This is a simplified overview of the possessive pronouns, for masculine nouns in the nominative case.
This video gives you a very detailed explanation of how to form the possessive pronouns with many examples.
Let's not lose any time and do an exercise on the possessive pronouns right away. You will see, it's not as difficult as it looks. :)
And here is another exercise on the possessive pronouns. Do you already feel more comfortable using them?
Let's read a dialogue and learn how to order something at a café.
What else can you order at a café?
Some verbs can be used with two objects - one in the dative and one in the accusative.
Learn how to say the family members in German.
Let's go through a couple of grammar structures that have been covered in the entire course so far.
In this exercise, you will be the one ordering something at a café.
Who is who in Gabi's family?
Listening exercise 1. Try to understand as much as you can. Pause the video to use the text as a dictation.
Listening exercise 2. Try to understand as much as you can. Pause the video to use the text as a dictation.
In this video, we will review modal verbs and possessive pronouns.
We will use three little stories to be able to better remember the declensions in the nominative, dative and accusative.
It's time to review the possessive pronouns. For this exercise, you should also know the vocabulary for clothes.
What questions can you ask while on vacation in Berlin?
What do you think? Where do these people come from?
Learn how to say these European countries, people and languages in German.
What are separable verbs and when do you actually separate them?
Listen to the audio file and try to write down the names as they are spelled.
Learn some more separable verbs and apply them in the context of a daily routine.
"Bruder Jakob" is a well-known children's song. Listen to it and learn the conjugation of the irregular verb "schlafen".
How do you formally and informally address someone and how do you say goodbye?
Learn some prepositions which are always used with a noun in the accusative case.
How do you say "table" in German?
Now it's your turn to tell me about your daily routine.
This song from 1977 can help you learn some of the vocabulary related to the household. You can download the lyrics and listen to the song on Youtube or on Deezer.
What are two-way prepositions and how do you use them? Talk about the position of objects in a room.
Can you solve the riddle? Who is sitting next to whom?
What rooms are in an apartment / a house and what do you do in these rooms?
What has to be taken care of?
Let's review subordinate sentences with "weil" in this exercise.
In this video, we will read a dialogue about "eine Verabredung".
How do you express the future tense in German?
Let's simulate a dialogue in which we try to agree on a time that is good for both of us.
Januar, Februar, März, April, Mai, Juni, Juli, August, September, Oktober, November, Dezember - Listen to this song and learn the months of the year.
This is a simple overview of the personal pronouns in the nominative, accusative and dative.
Let's practise the personal pronouns!
Let's do another exercise on the personal pronouns.
In this song, pay attention to the modal verbs, possessive pronouns and personal pronouns.
What will you learn in part 4 of my course "German for beginners"?
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!