German for beginners (Part 4/5)
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Step by step to fluency. Learn German right, right from the beginning! Part 4/5
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • 63 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • review of some topics seen in the previous parts
  • time-related prepositions and expressions
  • reflexive verbs
  • talk about your daily routine
  • prepositions: say where you want to go, where you are and where you are coming from
  • cardinal points
  • saying the time in an informal way
  • contractions of prepositions and articles
  • the plural of masculine and neuter nouns
  • Situation: "Deutsche Bahn"
  • talk about the weather
  • sports vocabulary
  • giving directions
  • professions
  • Situations: "Small ads"
  • overview of all the tenses in the German language
  • the tenses "Imperfekt", "Perfekt", "Futur"
  • talking about a timetable
  • at the supermarket
  • introduction to composed nouns
  • some tongue twisters
  • many songs
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  • Ideally, you should already have completed the first 3 parts of the course or be familiar with the topics taught in these parts.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Take the course if you have already completed parts 1, 2 and 3 of the course.
  • Take the course if you already know the topics outlined in the first 3 parts.
  • Take the course if you are a more advanced learner and want to fresh up on the basics of the German language.
  • Take the course if you are looking for interactive learning materials on video.
  • Do not take the course if you just want to learn sentences by heart.
  • Do not take the course if you do not want to learn any grammar.
Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
Stunde 01 - Lesson 01
7 Lectures 36:38

Welcome to the course!

Preview 01:16

Let's start this part of the course by reviewing the personal pronouns.

Preview 06:29

Do you remember how to use the separable verbs?

Trennbare Verben (Übung) - Separable verbs (exercise)

"Nicht" or "kein"? What has to be used in these sentences?

Die Verneinung ("kein" oder "nicht") - The negation ("kein" or "nicht")

A nice illustration of the rule that says that "nicht" follows the object of the sentence. :)

Musik - Music (Nena - Du kennst die Liebe nicht)

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.

Preview 14:54

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.

Personen beschreiben (Wiederholung) - Describing people (review)
Stunde 02 - Lesson 02
5 Lectures 40:19

All the declensions seen so far used in one text: Which case has to be used in which sentences?

Deklinationen-Mix - Mix of declensions

What are reflexive verbs? How are they used?

Reflexivverben (Erklärung) - Reflexive verbs (explanation)

This text about the morning routine contains a lot of reflexive verbs.

Reflexivverben (Morgenroutine) - Reflexive verbs (morning routine)

What questions could you ask on these occasions?

Fragen stellen - Asking questions

All these people are looking for penpals. Read the texts and answer one of them.

Brieffreunde (Hausaufgabe) - Penpals (homework)
Stunde 03 - Lesson 03
6 Lectures 38:10

What can you say about Sandra's daily routine?

Ein Tagesablauf - A daily routine

Does the sentence contain a position or a movement? What case follows the preposition?

Position oder Bewegung? - Position or movement?

Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Wohin gehst du?".

Lokale Präpositionen (Wohin?) - Local prepositions (Where to?)

Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Wo bist du?".

Lokale Präpositionen (Wo?) - Local prepositions (Where?)

Learn which local prepositions you can use in your answer to the question "Woher kommst du?".

Lokale Präpositionen (Woher?) - Local prepositions (Where from?)

Lay back and enjoy the song :)

Musik - Music (Die Ärzte - Wie es geht)
Stunde 04 - Lesson 04
5 Lectures 37:29

Learn about the contractions of prepositions and articles, e.g. "in + dem = im".

Verschmelzungen - Contractions

Let's read this text together.

Die Stadtführung (Text) - The guided city tour (text)

How well do you remember what I told you about the movement and location prepositions?

Lokale Präpositionen (Übung) - Local prepositions (exercise)

Let's learn how to say "in the north of..." and "norh of...".

Himmelsrichtungen - Cardinal points

We have already seen how to give the time in a formal way. How do people say the time in an informal context?

Uhrzeiten - Times
Stunde 05 - Lesson 05
6 Lectures 40:42

Two-way prepositions: Do you remember them? :)

Wechselpräpositionen (Wiederholung) - Two-way prepositions (review)

In this exercise, we will review the possessive pronouns and you will learn vocabulary of household appliances.

Possessivpronomen - Possessive pronouns

Wo und wohin?

Lokale Präpositionen (Übung) - Local prepositions (exercise)

Lean how to form the plural of masculine and neuter nouns.

Plural (maskulin, neutrum) - Plural (masculine, neuter)

Learn how to say the temperature and to talk about the weather in German.

Das Wetter (Vokabeln) - The weather (vocabulary)

Listen to the song and try to detect the weather vocabulary.

Musik - Music (2raumwohnung - Ich bin der Regen)
Stunde 06 - Lesson 06
6 Lectures 39:01

Let's review the separable verbs in a daily routine.

Trennbare Verben (Übung) - Separable verbs (exercise)

Wie ist das Wetter in...?

Das Wetter - The weather

Let's simulate a dialogue. You work at the "Deutsche Bahn" and have to sell me a ticket.

Bei der "Deutschen Bahn" - At the "Deutsche Bahn"

Do you remember all the personal pronouns in the nominative, accusative and dative?

Personalpronomen (Übung) - Personal pronouns (exercise)

How do you ask for the way in German? Understand and learn a simple way of answering that question.

Wegbeschreibung - Directions

Listen to the song. Was kannst du verstehen?

Musik - Music (Andreas Bourani - Wunder)
Stunde 07 - Lesson 07
7 Lectures 39:03

And here is another review of the personal pronouns! :)

Personalpronomen (Übung) - Personal pronouns (exercise)

Small ads 1: Call the seller and ask for more information on the pilates course you are interested in.

Kleinanzeigen (Übung 1) - Small ads (exercise 1)

Learn some sports vocabulary.

Sportarten (Vokabeln) - Types of sports (vocabulary)

Small ads 2: Call the seller and ask for more information on the cellphone you are interested in.

Kleinanzeigen (Übung 2) - Small ads (exercise 2)

This exercise is a review of the future tense - about organizing a party.

Die Zukunft (Übung) - The future (exercise)

A German party song.

Musik - Music (Die Toten Hosen - Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder)

Understand what different tenses we have in the German language.

Zeitformen (Übersicht) - Tenses (overview)
Stunde 08 - Lesson 08
6 Lectures 52:00

This is an exercise about the modal verbs in the imperfect tense.

Zeitformen (Modalverben) - Tenses (Modal verbs)

Understand how the perfect tense is formed and what different types of the past participle exist.

Zeitformen (Das Perfekt) - Tenses (The perfect tense)

Here is a list of all the regular verbs seen throughout the course so far with example sentences in the past tense.

Regelmäßige Verben (Liste) - Regular verbs (list)

In this exercise, we will use a timetable in order to review time-related prepositions and expressions.

Der Stundenplan (Zeit) - The timetable (time)

This time, we will use school subjects to review the adverb "gern" and the conjunction "weil".

Der Stundenplan ("weil") - The timetable ("weil")

Pay attention to the position of the verb in the subordinate sentence with "weil".

Musik - Music (Westernhagen - Weil ich dich liebe)
Stunde 09 - Lesson 09
6 Lectures 33:33

This is a listening comprehension exercise. Which professions am I describing?

Berufe - Professions

In this exercise, we will practise the perfect tense of regular verbs as well as the personal pronouns.

Perfekt & Personalpronomen - Perfect tense & 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.

Musik - Music (Beatles - Sie liebt dich)

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?

Das Wetter - The weather

Learn something about German supermarkets and give me the directions to the supermarket you are going to.

Der Supermarkt 1 - The supermarket 1

This video is an introduction to German composed nouns.

Zusammengesetzte Nomen - Composed nouns
Stunde 10 - Lesson 10
6 Lectures 26:07

What would you say to the cashier if you found something wrong with your receipt?

Der Supermarkt 2 - The supermarket 2

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.

Preview 13:16

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.

Die Vergangenheit (Unregelmäßige Verben) - The past (irregular verbs)

This song contains a lot of verbs in the perfect tense. Can you identify their infinitive?

Musik - Music (Nena - In meinem Leben)

How fast can you say these tongue twisters? :)

Zungenbrecher - Tongue twisters

Can you solve the riddle?

Rätsel (In der Freizeit) - Riddle (In the freetime)
About the Instructor
Juliane Klingenberg Nery
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Founder & tutor at "German to go"

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!