German for beginners (Part 5/5)
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Step by step to fluency. Learn German right, right from the beginning! Part 5/5
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What Will I Learn?
  • review of some topics seen in the previous parts
  • seasons and seasonal activities
  • traveling
  • ordinal numbers
  • dates
  • hotel reservations
  • giving directions
  • post cards
  • at the restaurant
  • understand a menu in German
  • at a museum
  • the "n-declension"
  • arranging meetings
  • the past tense
  • the imperative
  • on the phone
  • the infinitive with "zu"
  • positions and movements
  • at the library
  • composed nouns
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  • Ideally, you should already have completed the first 4 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. 

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Take the course if you have already completed parts 1 - 4 of the course.
  • Take the course if you already know the topics outlined in the first 4 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
58 Lectures
Stunde 01 - Lesson 01
7 Lectures 33:30

Welcome to the fifth part of my course "German for beginners"!

Preview 01:03

Practise the past tense of regular and irregular verbs.

Zeitformen (Vergangenheit) - Tenses (Past)

This is a short story containing past participles which look like they are formed with "ge + infinitive".

Zeitformen (Perfekt) - Tenses (Perfect tense)

Learn how to say the seasons in German as well as some activities that can be done in spring, summer, fall and winter.

Die Jahreszeiten - The seasons

Listen to this short children's song about the four seasons. :)

Musik - Music (Kinderlied - Es war eine Mutter...)

Translate these sentences to practise the personal pronouns.

Personalpronomen (Übersetzungen) - Personal pronouns (Translations)

Learn the vocabulary related to travels and vacations to prepare for the next lessons.

Reisen (Vokabeln) - Traveling (Vocabulary)
Stunde 02 - Lesson 02
4 Lectures 41:46

Let's practise the imperfect tense of the modal verbs and "to have" and "to be".

Zeitformen (Imperfekt) - Tenses (imperfect tense)

Here, we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of traveling by plane, train, coach and car.

Reisen (Transportmittel) - Traveling (Means of transportation)

1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer - It'a vacation time!

Musik - Music (Luxuslärm - 1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer)

Learn the ordinal numbers and how to say the date in German!

Preview 16:04
Stunde 03 - Lesson 03
6 Lectures 37:32

The past tense: A weekend in Berlin

Die Vergangenheit (Wochenende in Berlin) - The past (weekend in Berlin)

This is a dialogue about hotel reservations.

Dialoge (Die Zimmerreservierung) / Dialogues (The room reservation)

Call a restaurant to reserve a table and give directions to the restaurant.

Das Restaurant - 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.

Preview 11:32

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. 

Ordinalzahlen (Übung) - Ordinal numbers (exercise)

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.

Musik - Music (Die Ärzte - Westerland)
Stunde 04 - Lesson 04
8 Lectures 30:59

Wo machst du am liebsten Urlaub? In der Stadt, auf dem Land, am Strand oder in den Bergen? Was kann man dort machen?

Der Urlaubsort - The vacation destination

Call a hotel in Berlin and reserve a double room. 

Die Reservierung - The reservation

What food can you see on the pictures?

Das Buffet - The buffet

Use the words you already know to make composed nouns.

Zusammengesetzte Nomen - Composed nouns

Read these post cards and try to guess where they were sent from.

Postkarten lesen - Reading post cards

Now write some post cards to your friends in German.

Postkarten schreiben - Writing post cards

Die Speisekarte - Teil 1 (Suppen und Salate)

Speisekarte - Teil 1 / Menu - Part 1

Have fun listening to that song. :)

Musik - Music (Rosenstolz - Wir sind am Leben)
Stunde 05 - Lesson 05
5 Lectures 38:22

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.

Das Currywurstmuseum - The currywurst museum

Was sollte man wann essen?

Die Lebensmittelpyramide - The food pyramid

Welche Zutaten sind in diesen Gerichten?

Zutaten - Ingredients

What is this mysterious n-declension?

Die n-Deklination / The n-declension

Die Speisekarte - Teil 2 (Vorspeisen und für den kleinen Hunger)

Speisekarte - Teil 2 / Menu - Part 2
Stunde 06 - Lesson 06
6 Lectures 32:44

In this video, I will explain the imperative.

Der Imperativ (Erklärung) - The imperative (explanation)

Let's put the rules into practise. 

Der Imperativ (Übung) - The imperative (exercise)

Listen to some dialogues in which people arrange meetings.

Sich verabreden (Dialoge) - To arrange a meeting (dialogues)

Here, I will explain the vocabulary that can be used when arranging a meeting.

Sich verabreden (Vokabeln) - To arrange a meeting (vocabulary)

Die Speisekarte - Teil 3 (Vom Schwein)

Speisekarte - Teil 3 / Menu - Part 3

And here comes another song. Enjoy!

Musik - Music (Ich und ich - So soll es bleiben)
Stunde 07 - Lesson 07
5 Lectures 40:46

Let's do another exercise on the past tense.

Die Vergangenheit (Die Geburtstagsparty) - The past (The birthday party)

I don't know the city. Give me directions.

Den Weg zeigen - Giving 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, ...). 

Preview 09:37

Mache einen Termin beim Augenarzt.

Einen Termin machen - Making an appointment

Die Speisekarte - Teil 4 (Vom Rind und Kalb, Wild, Geflügel)

Speisekarte - Teil 4 / Menu - Part 4
Stunde 08 - Lesson 08
5 Lectures 32:36

Do you remember all the personal pronouns?

Personalpronomen (Übung) - Personal pronouns (exercise)

Markus und Sonja verabreden sich am Telefon. Was sagen sie?

Sich verabreden (Am Telefon) - To arrange a meeting (On the phone)

In this video, I explain the "Infinitiv mit zu".

Der Infinitiv mit "zu" (Erklärung) - The infinitive with "zu" (explanation)

Let's review the separable verbs in this exercise.

Trennbare Verben (Übung) - Separable verbs (exercise)

Die Speisekarte - Teil 5 (Für zwei Personen, Vegetarisches)

Speisekarte - Teil 5 / Menu - Part 5
Stunde 09 - Lesson 09
5 Lectures 25:32

Find the right questions to my answers.

Fragepronomen finden (Übung) - Finding question pronouns (exercise)

Zwei Fragen. Which questions are they asking?

Musik - Music (Klee - Zwei Fragen)

In this video, we will do some exercises on the "Infinitiv mit zu".

Der Infinitiv mit "zu" (Übung) - The infinitive with "zu" (exercise)

Call the language school and ask for more information.

Die Sprachschule (Am Telefon) - The language school (on the phone)

Die Speisekarte - Teil 6 (Fisch)

Speisekarte - Teil 6 / Menu - Part 6
Stunde 10 - Lesson 10
7 Lectures 35:26

Here, we will review the modal verb "dürfen" and the negations with "nicht" and "kein".

Dürfen - To be allowed to

It's an exercise on the "Infinitiv mit zu". Find the right prepositions.

Der Infinitiv mit "zu" (Präpositionen) - The infinitive with "zu" (prepositions)

How do you say "to put" in German? What verbs can you use instead of "to be"?

Wechselpräpositionen (Verben) - Two-way prepositions (verbs)

The two-way prepositions, the dative and the accusative.

Wechselpräpositionen - Two-way prepositions

Sitzen, liegen, stehen, sich setzen, sich hinlegen, sich hinstellen...

Positionen & Bewegungen - Positions & movements

Get a library card at the Berliner Staatsbibliothek.

In der Bibliothek - At the library

Was kommt jetzt?

Was kommt jetzt? - What's up next?
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!