Learn German for Beginners: The Ultimate 76-Lesson Course
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Learn German for Beginners: The Ultimate 76-Lesson Course

You learn German minutes into your first lesson. Learn to speak, read and write with 76 video lessons by real teachers.
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Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 116 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Read and Write in German
  • Sound like a Native Speaker with Pronunciation Lessons
  • Participate in Basic German Conversations and Use Daily Phrases
  • Understand and Pick Up on Basic Conversations
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Requirements
  • No Prerequisite Knowledge of German Needed
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the PDF Lesson Notes and Transcripts
Description

Are you ready to start speaking, writing and understanding German in minutes? Then, this is the course for you. You unlock 76 high-quality beginner video lessons and we’ll guide you step-by-step.

Learn German with lessons made by real teachers.

In every lesson, we take you by the hand and guide you through the language.

You will...

  • Learn How to Read and Write German
  • Sound like a Native Speaker with Pronunciation Lessons
  • Learn Basic German Conversation Skills with the 3-Minute Video Series
  • Sharpen Your Listening with Comprehension Lessons
  • Get Access to 76 High-Definition Video Lessons
  • Unlock Bonus Access to Lesson Transcripts and Vocabulary Lists

This is the ultimate starting point for any beginner. 

By the end, you’ll be able to hold basic German conversations – such as introducing yourself, asking for directions and making small talk with others. You’ll also know how to read and write in German.

If you’re a beginner and want to learn German in the fastest, easiest and most fun way, start here. This course is broken up into 5 parts:

  1. Introduction to German: Want to learn German? Want to learn German? Don't know where to start? This is it. The Introduction to German Video series is perfect for those who know zero German but want to take that first step. In this 5-lesson series, you'll learn all about the German language, as well as grammar, writing and phrases to get you started.
  2. Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide: Ready to sound like a native German speaker? Join Alisha and Alisa in the Ultimate German Pronunciation Series! In these 25 video lessons, you'll learn the ins and outs of perfect German pronunciation. You'll learn the common mistakes learners make, how to avoid them, and the nuances that only native speakers are aware of.
  3. Learn German in Three Minutes: In Germany, manners are important, and in this 25-lesson series, you'll learn some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking German. Laura will take you step-by-step through must-know phrases like "Do you speak English?" and "Hello, my name is…". See the phrases broken down on screen while native German speaker Laura explains the grammar and composition. Plus, you'll get some special tips on how to be extra authentic when interacting with native German speakers. The best part? You'll do all this in just 3 quick minutes.
  4. German Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners: Improve your German listening skills in every lesson! This German Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Listen to the dialog, watch the video, and answer the questions asked. This video series is perfect for Absolute Beginners.
  5. German Listening Comprehension for Beginners: Ready to understand even more German? This German Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Listen to the dialog, watch the video, and answer the questions asked. This video series is perfect for Beginner German learners or those looking to reach a Beginner level.
Who is the target audience?
  • Absolute Beginners of German
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Curriculum For This Course
76 Lectures
03:59:07
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Introduction to German
5 Lectures 29:22

In this series, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started learning German. And we're here to help guide you through your journey.

In this lesson, you'll learn the reasons you should start learning a new language, why you should learn German in particular, and how to get started.

Are you ready?!

Preview 06:33

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Review Questions
3 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of German pronunciation. We'll compare English and German letters. We'll study the tricky letters in German and some common mistakes for new learners.

Are you ready?!

Introduction to German Pronunciation
05:09

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn the basics of German grammar. We'll study word order and how to create basic sentences.

Are you ready?!

Introduction to German Grammar
06:01

In this lesson you'll learn the basics of German writing. We'll focus on the alphabet, spelling and capitalization. we'll learn some compound words too!

So, are you ready?!

Introduction to German Writing
05:33

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, we'll focus on teaching you the most useful German words and phrases for absolute beginners!

Make sure you're repeating the words out loud after the examples!

Are you ready? Let's get started!

Basic Bootcamp
06:06

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Review Questions
4 questions
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Ultimate German Pronunciation Guide
10 Lectures 55:40

In this series, you'll master German pronunciation. Proper pronunciation is essential in German, and in this series, you'll learn it in a fast, comprehensive, and easy way.

In this first lesson, you'll learn about the building blocks of the German pronunciation system that will help you in future lessons.

Exciting, right?! Let's start.

Preview 03:15

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn the top 5 German pronunciation mistakes to avoid. These are common mistakes that students of German tend to make. So pay close attention and make sure that you don't make these same mistakes too.

Are you ready? Then let's get started!

Top 5 German Mistakes to Avoid
04:43

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn all 17 German vowel sounds.
a, a:, œ, eː, øː, ɛ, ɛ:, ə, iː, yː, ɪ, ʏ, ɔ, oː, uː, ʊ

With these sounds, you can pronounce any vowel that could possibly appear in German! Some vowels may be hard for you to distinguish, especially for English speakers, so make sure you listen carefully!

Are you ready???

German Vowels
11:38

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn 10 German consonants.

b, tʃ, d, f, g, h, dʒ, k, l, m

These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English, so they should already be familiar to you.

Are you ready? Then let's get started!

Familiar Consonants 1
05:35

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn 10 German consonants.
n, ŋ, p, s, ʃ, ʒ, t, v, j, z

These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English, so they should already be familiar to you.

Are you ready? Then let's get started!

Familiar Consonants 2
06:04

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn 5 German consonants.
pf, ʁ, ʀ, r, ts

These consonant sounds do not appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot. Be sure to practice them because these are the unique sounds that learners often get wrong!

Are you ready? Then let's get started!

New Consonants 1
05:29

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, you'll learn 3 new German consonants.
ç, x, ʔ

When you listen to a German conversation, at a certain point you might think that somebody may be a bit sick, clearing his or her throat. But in fact, they are consonant sounds in the German language. These sounds don't appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot. Be sure to practice them because these are the unique sounds that learners often get wrong!

Are you ready? Then let's get started!

New Consonants 2
05:13

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Review Questions
5 questions

The focus of this lesson is mastering diphthongs and combinations with the letter S in German.

A "diphthong" (Greek: di meaning "two," and phthongos meaning "sound"), also called a "gliding vowel," is a unitary vowel that changes quality during its pronunciation. Diphthongs occur in many languages, also in English and German. English examples for diphthongs are "eye," "cow," and "boy." How about in German?

Let's see!

Diphthongs and Combinations with the Letter S
04:05

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, we'll cover stress, rhythm, and intonation in German. Stress, refers to the prominence or relative emphasis placed on certain syllables in a word. When you say "unbelievable" in English for example, do you notice how "lie" is accentuated? That's because it's pronounced longer, and louder than all of the other syllables. This happens all the time in English, and also in German.

Stress, Rhythm and Intonation
04:34

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the previous lessons, you've learned all the core elements of German pronunciation. In this lesson, we'll bring everything together and practice making complete sentences in German!

You might know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak German with a natural accent? If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud after each example!

We're making the jump to real phrases that you might use in Germany. Let's go!

Review
05:04
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Learn German in Three Minutes
25 Lectures 01:29:14

In this series, we’re going to learn basic German expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!

In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in German. We’ll start speaking right away, but first it is important to clarify that in German there is a difference between the formal and the informal language. What's the diffrence? Let's find out.

Preview 03:33

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in German. Today we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people.

Fertig?

Are you ready? Los! So let’s start!

German Manners
03:00

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson, we learned how to be grateful to people by saying Danke. In this lesson we’ll learn some of the most common greetings used in Germany.

Fertig? Are you ready? Los! So let’s start!

Greetings
03:21

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson, we learned the most common forms of greetings in German. Do you remember them?

In this lesson we’re going to learn a very useful phrase: “Do you speak English?” If you find yourself in a situation where you need assistance in English, this phrase can be a lifesaver. And because you’re asking it in German, you can be sure that everyone will understand what you’re saying, even if their answer is no.

Do you speak English?
04:15

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson, we learned the phrase Entschuldigen Sie, sprechen Sie Englisch? "Excuse me, do you speak English?" We mentioned the word Entschuldigen Sie, which means "excuse me" in formal German.

In this lesson we’re going to learn how to use Entschuldigen Sie and other words when apologizing in German. 

Are you ready? Let's start.

Making Apologies
02:47

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Review Questions
4 questions

In the last lesson, we learned some words used when apologizing in German, including Entschuldigung and es tut mir leid. In this lesson we are going to learn numbers in German.

Yes, numbers! Zahlen! From one to ten. And you are going to learn them in only three minutes, drei Minuten!

Are you ready? Let’s start!

Numbers 1-10
03:29

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson, we learned the numbers from one to ten. Have you forgotten?

Here I'll tell you again:
Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn!!

And now let’s continue from eleven.

Numbers 11-100
05:52

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Review Questions
5 questions

In the last lesson we learned how to count in German. I hope you spent some time practicing the numbers, because they will come in handy today. Now, we’re going to learn how to go shopping in Germany! But before we go, you need to know how to say “How much is it?”

How Much?
03:45

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to talk about prices
Currency
02:39

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Review Questions
2 questions

Learn how to make plans
Making Plans
03:06

Learn how to ask about someone's nationality
What is Your Nationality?
02:42

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to ask where somebody is
Where Are You?
03:45

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to ask about someone's age
Talking About Your Age
02:49

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to ask about possessions
Learn how to ask about possessions
02:40

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to say "not" and "don't have" German
Going Without in Germany
03:40

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to use German adjectives
Using German Adjectives
05:51

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to say "to go"
Taking a Holiday
03:44

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to use the verb "to do"
What are you going to do?
03:26

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to use the verbs "to like" and "to love"
Do You Like German Cheese?
03:18

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to use the verb "to come"
Taking a Trip with Friends
03:40

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to ask "What?"
Asking “What” in German
02:57

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Review Questions
5 questions

Learn how to ask "Where?"
Asking "Where" in German
03:59

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Review Questions
5 questions

Asking "When" in German
Learn how to ask "When?"
04:02

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5 questions

Learn how to ask "Who?"
Asking "Who" in German
04:05

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5 questions

Learn how to ask "Why?"
Asking “Why” in German
02:49

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Review Questions
5 questions
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German Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
20 Lectures 31:44

Listen to a conversation set in a bookstore

Preview 01:48

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a restaurant
At a German Restaurant
01:36

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a phone call to the doctor's office
Calling the German Doctor's Office
01:24

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a journal entry being read out loud
Reading a German Journal
01:21

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about a photograph
Looking at a Photograph from Germany
01:30

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about going to the movies
Seeing a Movie in Germany
01:52

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about buying a shirt
Shopping for a Shirt in Germany
01:44

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a burger shop
Ordering a Burger in German
01:27

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about baking a cake
Baking a Cake in Germany
01:37

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about making plans
Making Plans for the Day in German
01:46

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation between a student and a teacher
Getting Help from the Teacher in Germany
01:50

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a restaurant
Ordering Lunch at a Restaurant in Germany
01:32

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about choosing a place to wait
Choosing a Place to Wait in Germany
01:31

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about making vacation plans
Talking About Vacation Plans in German
01:44

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about breakfast
Talking About Breakfast in German
01:31

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a department store
Finding What You Want at a Department Store in Germany
01:37

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about age
Talking About your Age in German
01:22

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a clothing boutique
Shopping at a Boutique in Germany
01:33

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about who's attending a party
Talking About a Party in German
01:28

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about arranging furniture in a room
Arranging Furniture in a Room
01:31

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Review Questions
5 questions
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German Listening Comprehension for Beginners
16 Lectures 33:07
Listen to a conversation in a jewelry store
Preview 02:21

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about rearranging an office
Rearranging the Office in Germany
02:09

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about grocery shopping
Getting Some Groceries in Germany
02:25

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a weather report
Listening to a German Forecast
01:28

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about redesigning a business card
Discussing a New Design in German
02:20

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about getting directions
Getting German Directions
01:51

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about choosing drinks for a meeting
Choosing a Drink in Germany
01:52

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation set in a computer store
Shopping for a Computer in Germany
02:08

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about a travel schedule
Talking About Your Schedule in German
01:47

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about ordering pizza
Ordering a Pizza in German
01:53

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about a restaurant's opening hours
Asking about a Restaurant's Opening Hours in German
02:01

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about choosing a delivery time
Choosing a Delivery Time in Germany
02:02

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about when and which medicines to take for an illness
Talking About Medicines in German
02:09

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about someone's family
Talking About Your Family in German
02:22

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about choosing a pair of glasses
Choosing a Pair of Glasses in Germany
02:10

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Review Questions
5 questions

Listen to a conversation about changing a dentist appointment
Rescheduling a Dentist Appointment in Germany
02:09

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Review Questions
5 questions
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