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.
This fifth part will focus mostly on conversation and vocabulary, topics include the seasons, traveling, hotel reservations, giving directions, post cards, at the restaurant, understanding a menu in German, at a museum, arranging meetings, talking on the phone and at the library.
You will learn about the ordinal numbers and how to say the date, we will see the n-declension, the imperative, the infinitive with "zu", positions and movements, composed nouns and do more exercises on the past tense.
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.
Welcome to the fifth part of my course "German for beginners"!
Practise the past tense of regular and irregular verbs.
This is a short story containing past participles which look like they are formed with "ge + infinitive".
Learn how to say the seasons in German as well as some activities that can be done in spring, summer, fall and winter.
Listen to this short children's song about the four seasons. :)
Translate these sentences to practise the personal pronouns.
Learn the vocabulary related to travels and vacations to prepare for the next lessons.
Let's practise the imperfect tense of the modal verbs and "to have" and "to be".
Here, we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of traveling by plane, train, coach and car.
1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer - It'a vacation time!
The past tense: A weekend in Berlin
This is a dialogue about hotel reservations.
Call a restaurant to reserve a table and give directions to the restaurant.
In this video, I will explain how the ordinal numbers work in German. I will teach you how to say the date and we will do some exercises together.
Write sentences saying how long Melanie stays in which city, when and how she travels to the next city etc. Write all the dates out in letters.
Here is another song for the topic "Urlaub" - it's about "Westerland", a seaside resort on the island of Sylt, in the German North Sea.
Wo machst du am liebsten Urlaub? In der Stadt, auf dem Land, am Strand oder in den Bergen? Was kann man dort machen?
Call a hotel in Berlin and reserve a double room.
What food can you see on the pictures?
Use the words you already know to make composed nouns.
Read these post cards and try to guess where they were sent from.
Now write some post cards to your friends in German.
Die Speisekarte - Teil 1 (Suppen und Salate)
Have fun listening to that song. :)
We are at the Berlin "Currywurstmuseum". Give me the address and describe how I can get there. We will look at the ticket prices together.
Was sollte man wann essen?
Welche Zutaten sind in diesen Gerichten?
What is this mysterious n-declension?
Die Speisekarte - Teil 2 (Vorspeisen und für den kleinen Hunger)
In this video, I will explain the imperative.
Let's put the rules into practise.
Listen to some dialogues in which people arrange meetings.
Here, I will explain the vocabulary that can be used when arranging a meeting.
Die Speisekarte - Teil 3 (Vom Schwein)
And here comes another song. Enjoy!
Let's do another exercise on the past tense.
I don't know the city. Give me directions.
In this video, I will teach you some vocabulary (e.g. floor, elevator, stairs, ...) and we will do an exercise together (e.g. saying how to get to floor 3, take the escalator, ...).
Mache einen Termin beim Augenarzt.
Die Speisekarte - Teil 4 (Vom Rind und Kalb, Wild, Geflügel)
Do you remember all the personal pronouns?
Markus und Sonja verabreden sich am Telefon. Was sagen sie?
In this video, I explain the "Infinitiv mit zu".
Let's review the separable verbs in this exercise.
Die Speisekarte - Teil 5 (Für zwei Personen, Vegetarisches)
Find the right questions to my answers.
Zwei Fragen. Which questions are they asking?
In this video, we will do some exercises on the "Infinitiv mit zu".
Call the language school and ask for more information.
Die Speisekarte - Teil 6 (Fisch)
Here, we will review the modal verb "dürfen" and the negations with "nicht" and "kein".
It's an exercise on the "Infinitiv mit zu". Find the right prepositions.
How do you say "to put" in German? What verbs can you use instead of "to be"?
The two-way prepositions, the dative and the accusative.
Sitzen, liegen, stehen, sich setzen, sich hinlegen, sich hinstellen...
Get a library card at the Berliner Staatsbibliothek.
Was kommt jetzt?
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!