Learn to Speak: Conversational German
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Learn to Speak: Conversational German

Learn to Speak German like a PRO, with the emphasis on the spoken language and no tricky grammar to worry about!
4.7 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 11/2016
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to hold a basic conversation with a native German speaker
  • In this course you will learn to introduce yourself, ask for directions to important landmarks and order a range of food and drinks.
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  • There is no need to have had any experience with German at all, as the course covers everything as brand new learning. For the supplementary materials a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader will be required, and, although it is possible to use online application such as Google Docs to read the PowerPoint lectures, a version of Microsoft's PowerPoint software or equivalent would be preferable.

The course is designed to help everyone from the ab initio stage - those who have never learned German before - to those wanting to brush up in preparation for an upcoming holiday or business trip. The course is audio based using an experienced bilingual speaker, with the content created collaboratively by the instructors, and it will be supported with on-screen transcripts for easier learning and better retention. There are also printable vocabulary guides to take with you wherever you go!

Latest Update: April 2016

The course is designed as an easy access into the world of German and has been laid out in such a way that students can go at their own pace. Don't forget, you are covered by a MASSIVE 30-day no-quibble money back guarantee, so if you don't love the course then you can get a refund with no questions asked!
If you have always been fascinated by people who speak another language and want to pursue it as a hobby, or you simply need to brush up on your spoken German before you head off on a trip, this course will help you to achieve your goals and open up new avenues and experiences for years to come!

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is suitable for people with limited-to-zero previous German experience
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
Why Choose to Learn Another Language?
3 Lectures 17:21

This lecture covers an introduction to the benefits of learning another language, and how it will benefit you in your own life - each and every day.

Preview 06:09

Here we introduce the German language for the first time, look at what's similar and what's different between German and English, and highlight a couple of useful things to remember about the German language, which will be useful for the rest of the course.

Preview 10:07

Pro Tip to Boost Your Learning Potential!
Greetings and Personal Profile
3 Lectures 01:13:23

This lecture covers the basics of German conversation - from 'Hello' to 'Goodbye', to asking how someone is, and also further greetings and pleasantries, to give you some great starting points for all of your German conversations.

Preview 11:15

In this lecture we cover some essential words and phrases to explain how old you are, and where you come from, so you can connect with anyone, of any age, around the world!

Age, Location & Where You're From

In this lecture you will discover a whole range of vocabulary for various hobbies and activities, and how to tell people that you like (or dislike) doing them, and finally why you like (or dislike) them, so that you can make the most of your free time in your chosen German-speaking country with people who share the same interests.

Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies

Greetings and Personal Profile Quiz
6 questions
Getting Around Town
3 Lectures 57:10

In this essential lecture we look at how to get around town, with some vocabulary for directions and some for useful landmarks. By the end of the lecture you will feel confident in going sightseeing, or just making your way across town!

Directions and Landmarks

Here you will find all of the vocabulary for different countries of the world, along with some very useful phrases to describe where exactly you come from within a country, or even a town/city. Great for finding common ground with new acquaintances, and connecting with people from even more countries.

Countries of the World

In this lecture we cover one of the most important topics for any tourist or holidaymaker: Transport, times, and how to get around. You will find plenty of vocabulary to cover various types of transport, and we'll take a look at how to tell the time in German, to make sure you don't miss any of the fun!

Transport and Times

Getting Around Town Quiz
8 questions
Social Life and Dining Out
2 Lectures 38:54

In this lecture we cover how to explain that you're meeting up with friends and/or significant others, and give you plenty of vocabulary for activities that you would do with your friends, so that you can plan all sorts of fun and exciting things during your stay in your German-speaking country.

Meeting Up With Friends

In this lecture we cover one of the most important parts of anyone's visit to a German-speaking country: the food! We will look at vocabulary for food, drinks and table items, and then you will learn some key words and phrases to help you book a table at a restaurant (and pay for it too!)

At the Café: Ordering Food

Social Life and Dining Out Quiz
8 questions
Body Parts and illness
1 Lecture 18:38

In this lecture you will discover plenty of key vocabulary to describe various parts of the body, and how to explain whether a body part is hurting you. We will also cover doctor's appointments. By the end of this lecture you will have confidence and peace of mind that whilst in Germany, if you do encounter an issue, you can describe it accurately and ensure you receive the correct treatment and care. Really important for peace of mind.

Body Parts and Common illnesses

Body Parts and Common Illnesses Quiz
5 questions
Conclusion and Further Learning
1 Lecture 04:51

By the time you reach this lecture you will already be well on your way into your German language-learning journey! Here we cover a few final points, and discuss all of the ways you can continue from here. By the end of this lecture you will have a good idea of what you want to do next, and the best way to make it happen.

Conclusion and Further Learning
Useful Extras - Downloadable & Printable Vocabulary with Simplified Phonetics
6 Lectures 00:07

Useful vocabulary guide covering connective words to help you achieve a natural, conversational tone.

Useful Connective Words

Useful vocabulary guide covering numbers from one to one thousand.

Numbers 1-1000

Useful vocabulary guide covering various sizes and weights to help you describe quantities.

Size and Weight Vocabulary

Useful vocabulary guide covering verbs, to further boost your conversational skills.

Useful Verbs

Useful vocabulary guide covering even more food and drink, so you will definitely find something that you like to eat.

Food and Drink

Useful vocabulary guide covering various emergency situations, to make sure you are ready for the most common issues whilst travelling abroad.

Emergency Situations
About the Instructor
Scott McElroy
4.1 Average rating
285 Reviews
14,225 Students
7 Courses
French & Spanish teacher, Language Lover & Eternal Student.

I am an experienced teacher of French & Spanish and dedicated eLearning instructor with a Bachelors degree in Education with French specialism . I am also the proud owner of the eLingo resources page and blog. My experience covers primary and secondary teaching, as well as teaching adults of all ages.

After a 2 year period spent teaching English in Brittany, France I returned to the UK and was convinced that teaching was where I wanted to be, so I went to university and made it happen. Now I have successfully moved into the world of online teaching and I hope you will join me for the journey!

I have also leveraged this experience and my online presence to become an expert in passive income strategies using personal skill-sets and now I want to share these tips and tricks with you.

Jonathan Price
3.8 Average rating
56 Reviews
2,790 Students
3 Courses
Teacher of Languages

I am an experienced Languages teacher with a specialism in Spanish. In 2015 I was graded Outstanding in the classroom by OFSTED and I have also developed my resources into a successful eLearning platform working with Scott McElroy, who has over 8,000 students signed up to his courses.

I began teaching English in Spain where I lived for 2 years, learning Spanish and Catalan before qualifying as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher. My methods simplify the language learning process to remove the stress, allowing you to learn both better and faster.

Cameron Bell
4.7 Average rating
7 Reviews
63 Students
1 Course
Course Designer & Instructor


I'm Cameron, and I'm passionate about education, self-development and learning. I've always enjoyed teaching and helping people discover new passions in themselves, and new skills that they can be proud of. I've recently partnered up with a couple of Udemy instructors, using my skills and experience in Modern Languages, to be able to realise this through a beginner's language course.

Stay tuned for more updates!