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Learn German the interesting way

Learn how to speak German in everyday situations, enjoy easy-to-follow grammar and discover Berlin by following a story!
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Created by Andreas Goebel
Last updated 10/2016
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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

Who 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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What Will I Learn?
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
View Curriculum
  • 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...)
Curriculum For This Course
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3 Lectures 10:53
Thank you very much!

How to stay motivated
Introducing yourself
11 Lectures 50:41
The beginning (long version)

The beginning 2/2

Saying hello and goodbye

Verb endings + personal pronouns

Find the correct verb endings!
6 questions

Word order

What is the right word order?
6 questions

Alphabet + pronunciation

Practice more!
Telling more about yourself and others
11 Lectures 52:55
Curious (long version)

Curious 1/2

Curious 2/2

7 Must-see live music locations in Berlin

More live music locations?

Verb sein

Possessive pronouns- Singular

What is the right possessive pronoun?
6 questions

Verbs sprechen - sehen - fahren

Find the right verb forms!
6 questions

Saying what you (don`t) like

Numbers 1-20

Making an appointment
6 Lectures 32:25
The appointment (long version)

The appointment 1/2

The appointment 2/2

Days and times

Use days and times the right way!
6 questions

Negation with nicht

Modal verbs können - wollen - müssen

What are the right modal verb forms?
6 questions
Exploring the city
8 Lectures 34:50
The bus tour (long version)

The bus tour 1/2

The bus tour 2/2

Definite articles

Indefinite articles

Verb haben

Find the correct forms of haben!
6 questions

Negation with kein

Find the right forms of kein or the definite/indefinite articles!
5 questions

Accusative case

Find the correct nominative or accusative forms!
5 questions
Going to a restaurant
11 Lectures 01:00:56
Hungry (long version)

Hungry 1/2

Hungry 2/2

7 Must-eat-and-drink locations in Berlin

7 Must-see cafés and bars in Berlin

More restaurants, diners, bars, cafés… ?

German menu

Verbs nehmen - essen

Verb möchten

Fill in the correct verb forms!
6 questions

haben - sein (past tense)

Check out, if you remember the past tense from sein and haben!
5 questions

Communicating in a restaurant
1 Lecture 01:28
About the Instructor
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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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