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 fourth part, among other things, you will be able to use your German in different situations such as at the supermarket, when buying a train ticket or asking for further information on the phone, you will know how to talk about the weather, to give basic directions, to say the time in informal situations, to talk about a timetable.
As to the grammar, you will feel more confident using the nominative, the accusative and the dative cases, learn many new prepositions (especially time-related and location-related), learn about the plural forms of masculine and neuter nouns, and get a great introduction to the different tenses in the German language (especially the imperfect, the perfect and the future tenses), ... 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.
Let's start this part of the course by reviewing the personal pronouns.
Do you remember how to use the separable verbs?
"Nicht" or "kein"? What has to be used in these sentences?
A nice illustration of the rule that says that "nicht" follows the object of the sentence. :)
In this video, I will explain the time-related prepositions "seit", "an", "vor", "in", "nach" as well as how to say "the whole day", "last Monday", "next Monday", "this Monday" etc. It also contains an exercise on the prepositions.
This is a written exercise in which you should test yourself to see if you know how to describe people's clothes and faces in German.
All the declensions seen so far used in one text: Which case has to be used in which sentences?
What are reflexive verbs? How are they used?
This text about the morning routine contains a lot of reflexive verbs.
What questions could you ask on these occasions?
All these people are looking for penpals. Read the texts and answer one of them.
What can you say about Sandra's daily routine?
Does the sentence contain a position or a movement? What case follows the preposition?
Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Wohin gehst du?".
Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Wo bist du?".
Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Woher kommst du?".
Lay back and enjoy the song :)
Learn about the contractions of prepositions and articles, e.g. "in + dem = im".
Let's read this text together.
How well do you remember what I told you about the movement and location prepositions?
Let's learn how to say "in the north of..." and "norh of...".
We have already seen how to give the time in a formal way. How do people say the time in an informal context?
Two-way prepositions: Do you remember them? :)
In this exercise, we will review the possessive pronouns and you will learn vocabulary of household appliances.
Wo und wohin?
Lean how to form the plural of masculine and neuter nouns.
Learn how to say the temperature and to talk about the weather in German.
Listen to the song and try to detect the weather vocabulary.
Let's review the separable verbs in a daily routine.
Wie ist das Wetter in...?
Let's simulate a dialogue. You work at the "Deutsche Bahn" and have to sell me a ticket.
Do you remember all the personal pronouns in the nominative, accusative and dative?
How do you ask for the way in German? Understand and learn a simple way of answering that question.
Listen to the song. Was kannst du verstehen?
And here is another review of the personal pronouns! :)
Small ads 1: Call the seller and ask for more information on the pilates course you are interested in.
Learn some sports vocabulary.
Small ads 2: Call the seller and ask for more information on the cellphone you are interested in.
This exercise is a review of the future tense - about organizing a party.
A German party song.
Understand what different tenses we have in the German language.
This is an exercise about the modal verbs in the imperfect tense.
Understand how the perfect tense is formed and what different types of the past participle exist.
Here is a list of all the regular verbs seen throughout the course so far with example sentences in the past tense.
In this exercise, we will use a timetable in order to review time-related prepositions and expressions.
This time, we will use school subjects to review the adverb "gern" and the conjunction "weil".
Pay attention to the position of the verb in the subordinate sentence with "weil".
This is a listening comprehension exercise. Which professions am I describing?
In this exercise, we will practise the perfect tense of regular verbs as well as the personal pronouns.
In 1964, the Beatles' record label asked the band to record "She loves you" in German to enter the German market. Here is the result.
What is the weather like on these pictures?
Write a short text describing the weather chart at the bottom: Wie ist das Wetter in Berlin?
Learn something about German supermarkets and give me the directions to the supermarket you are going to.
This video is an introduction to German composed nouns.
What would you say to the cashier if you found something wrong with your receipt?
In this exercise, we will practise how to use verbs in the perfect tense. It will make you more familiar with these forms. Please say the answers out aloud.
Take a look at these tables with the most important irregular verbs. I put them into groups according to the change of vowel in the stem so that it is easier to remember them. You can download the pds file as well as the audio file.
This song contains a lot of verbs in the perfect tense. Can you identify their infinitive?
How fast can you say these tongue twisters? :)
Can you solve the riddle?
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!