Learn German the interesting way

Learn how to communicate in everyday situations, enjoy easy-to-follow grammar and discover Berlin by following a story!
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Instructed by Andreas Goebel Language / German
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2016 English

Course Description

Learn fast while having fun!

The most important way to succeed in learning a new language is to have fun doing it.

If you are having a good time while learning, the experience turns out to be both:              more enjoyable AND more effective.    

After thousands of German lessons with all kinds of students through the years, this simple truth has been confirmed over and over again. That´s why my teaching and this course aims to keep the learning efficient by providing a good experience.

"Really excellent - well thought-out and consistently interesting; I can't think of a better way to start off on the road to learning German." Tom Treadwell

"A brilliant and very clever course. I was surprised at how much, and how quickly I learned." - Rachel Withers


What`s different about this course?

This course cares about HOW you can learn German in an interesting and motivating way!

An important aspect for your motivation as a student is that what you learn must be relevant to you. The whole course is based on a story of two people meeting in Berlin. The story is told through conversations reflecting realistic everyday situations. Every section begins with a dialogue and you can always choose between the complete dialogue and a two-part version. All the following lessons within a section deal with basic grammar and useful vocabulary directly related to that dialogue. The grammar is explained in a logical and easy-to-follow way, and is always related to real-life communication in different situations.

You can test your own progress during the course with various exercises and the developing story keeps you motivated to discover what happens next. You´ll also find some crucial tips how to stay motivated along the way, since this aspect is a central point of this course and my work as a teacher.

I`ll give you useful tips for sounding like a native speaker and I encourage you to use your developing speaking skills in other contexts. That way, you`ll be able to communicate spontaneously in German.

"The teacher hooks your attention from the first moment to follow up the story and learn along the way. Clever method and well prepared material, never gets boring :)" - Patroklos Anagnostou

"The dialogues contain creative and interesting uses of easy vocabulary and sentence structures." - Nora Balogh 


Discover Berlin and meet me inside the course

While you are learning the language, you`ll get to learn about many “must-see-places” in Berlin. Besides the locations visited in the story I`ve prepared some exclusive insiders` tips for Berlin visitors to this exciting city.

If that sounds interesting to you, please have a look at the course plan and the preview lessons to get a better impression of the course.

Once you have become part of the learning community I invite you to write your questions and comments on the course dashboard. I´m happy to help and will respond to all your questions promptly.

"This is a really fun and helpful course! As someone who plans to visit Berlin in the future, the information about the city itself is also really cool!" - Tristan Mutton

What are the requirements?

  • This course doesn´t require a specific preparation
  • Everything is explained step-by-step right from the beginning
  • The course language is English (and German, of course...)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Communicate spontaneously in everyday situations
  • Greet people in different contexts and introduce yourself and others
  • Talk about family, jobs and interests
  • Make appointments, including times and days
  • Describe places of interest in your city and understand a tourist tour
  • Order and pay at a restaurant
  • Sound like a native speaker
  • Enjoy Berlin with exclusive tips from an insider

What is the target audience?

  • People who are interested in German language and culture AND who would like to have a good time while learning something new
  • People who once studied German and need a motivating start to get into the language again
  • Students who are looking for a practical guide to grammar to accompany their studies
  • People who want to impress by speaking German without having had formal lessons
  • People who are interested in Berlin, one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in Europe

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Thank you very much!
Article
Welcome to the journey!
Preview
06:17
How to stay motivated
03:49
Section 2: Introducing yourself
The beginning (long version)
07:35
The beginning 1/2
Preview
03:16
The beginning 2/2
04:31
Saying hello and goodbye
04:10
Formal- informal speech
Preview
05:54
Verb endings + personal pronouns
06:58
Find the correct verb endings!
6 questions
Word order
04:31
What is the right word order?
6 questions
Alphabet + pronunciation
08:14
Alphabet joke
Preview
02:09
Alphabet rhythm
Preview
02:59
Practice more!
Article
Section 3: Telling more about yourself and others
Curious (long version)
08:07
Curious 1/2
04:24
Curious 2/2
03:55
7 Must-see live music locations in Berlin
07:27
More live music locations?
Article
Verb sein
03:03
Possessive pronouns- Singular
04:06
What is the right possessive pronoun?
6 questions
Verbs sprechen - sehen - fahren
09:18
Find the right verb forms!
6 questions
Saying what you (don`t) like
04:23
Numbers 1-20
02:03
Numbers 20-2222
Preview
05:56
Section 4: Making an appointment
The appointment (long version)
07:04
The appointment 1/2
03:55
The appointment 2/2
03:18
Days and times
07:58
Use days and times the right way!
6 questions
Negation with nicht
02:07
Modal verbs können - wollen - müssen
08:03
What are the right modal verb forms?
6 questions
Section 5: Exploring the city
The bus tour (long version)
07:47
The bus tour 1/2
03:44
The bus tour 2/2
04:13
Definite articles
02:42
Indefinite articles
02:12
Verb haben
03:25
Find the correct forms of haben!
6 questions
Negation with kein
03:29
Find the right forms of kein or the definite/indefinite articles!
5 questions
Accusative case
07:18
Find the correct nominative or accusative forms!
5 questions
Section 6: Going to a restaurant
Hungry (long version)
06:47
Hungry 1/2
03:21
Hungry 2/2
03:38
7 Must-eat-and-drink locations in Berlin
06:00
7 Must-see cafés and bars in Berlin
05:39
More restaurants, diners, bars, cafés… ?
Article
German menu
09:37
Verbs nehmen - essen
06:09
Verb möchten
03:42
Fill in the correct verb forms!
6 questions
haben - sein (past tense)
06:01
Check out, if you remember the past tense from sein and haben!
5 questions
Communicating in a restaurant
09:53
Section 7: CONGRATULATIONS!!
Congratulations
Preview
01:28

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Instructor Biography

Andreas Goebel, Professional German teacher

A positive learning experience is the key to effective learning

I am a native-speaking professional German teacher with more than ten years experience teaching German as a foreign language. I also have university qualifications in music, philosophy and teaching.

My interest in teaching German started, when I helped my wife to learn German from the very beginning. I realized soon, that the most important way to succeed in learning a new language is to have fun doing it. After thousands of German lessons with all kinds of students through the years, this simple truth has been confirmed over and over again. That´s why my teaching aims to keep the learning efficient by providing a good experience. 

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