Perfect Your German: Tips & Tricks to Avoid Common Mistakes

Navigate past the pitfalls of communication, improve your German speaking confidence and get on the path to success
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

  • Latest Update: December 2016
  • Join 750+ successful students who have already taken this course!
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Modern language teaching has long acknowledged that communication is more important than perfection. And yet, we do want to get things right. Many students are nervous about making mistakes and feeling stupid when they speak German. This course is here to help.

"Excellent! This is a 'must take' course for foreigners speaking German. I have been speaking German for many years now and this was a great refresher course that explains the how and why of many faults in speaking the language. There are also plentiful quizzes throughout the course to keep you on track."  Mark Casey

"Perfect Your German" is right for you if you want to:

  • be able to express yourself in perfect German
  • learn how to master efficient language learning techniques
  • get a feeling for the language and start thinking in German
  • speak German with confidence and fluency
  • practice and polish your German language skills

"All that is promised is met and then some...Ingo is a natural teacher. One can take his courses with confidence of learning and improving their German. An exceptional instructor." John Glassman

The focus is on speaking correct German

"Perfect Your German" is designed to help you identify, understand and avoid the most common mistakes German learners make. You will learn important aspects of German grammar and get a better understanding of how German works. The grammar explanations are user friendly and presented in relatively small chunks. In addition, the course features tips and tricks that will help you sound like a native speaker. It is the perfect complement to self-study, traditional classroom lessons or online courses.

"This is a great course to perfect the mistakes that creep in without you realising when learning German." Jacky S

This is what you can expect:

  • Professional, effective and easy-to-understand lessons
  • Engaging exercises to practice and deepen your knowledge
  • Exceptional support and prompt answers to your questions
  • A 30-day full refund guarantee, no questions asked
  • And last but not least… to speak German like a native!

Are you ready? Then sign up for this course and take your German skills to the next level!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of German is recommended
  • The language of instruction is English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will speak correct German
  • You will think in German
  • You will be more self-confident
  • You will use German grammar with ease

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for German learners who want to improve their language skills in a professional and effective way
  • It is the perfect complement to self-study, traditional classroom lessons or online courses

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Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Start Thinking in German
How to Make a Good First Impression
Answer the questions
3 questions
Even Advanced Speakers Make This Mistake - Part 1
Even Advanced Speakers Make This Mistake - Part 2
Choose the correct answer
10 questions
A Simple Rule for 'Haben' or 'Sein' in the Past Tense
Choose the correct answer
10 questions
An Important Difference Between German and English
Translate the sentences
5 questions
Why You Cannot Say "I am reading" in German
Translate the sentences
10 questions
Surprising! How to Use the Word 'ago' in German
Choose the correct translation
10 questions
German Word Order? Nothing Easier than That!
Put the sentences in the correct order
10 questions
Don't Fall for This Classic False Friend
Translate the sentences
5 questions
What You Need to Know About the Verb "to want"
Choose the correct translation
10 questions
Friend or Boyfriend? One Letter Makes the Difference
Choose the correct answer
5 questions
Section 3: Take Your German Further
How to Learn German Noun Gender - Part 1
How to Learn German Noun Gender - Part 2
This Trick Will Make Your German Sound More Native
Translate the sentences
5 questions
Why German Sometimes May Sound Rude
Choose the correct answer
10 questions
Commonly Misused English Words in German
Choose the correct meaning
5 questions
There Are 3 Words for 'When'. Which One Do I Use?
Translate the sentences
10 questions
Many Students Don't Know This Rule
Choose the correct answer
5 questions
The Difference Between 'aber' and 'sondern'
Translate the sentences
5 questions
I Hear These Two Mistakes Every Day
Identify the correct translation
10 questions
This Important German Verb Doesn't Exist in English - Part 1
This Important German Verb Doesn't Exist in English - Part 2
Choose the correct translation
10 questions
Section 4: Conclusion and Further Steps
Let's Continue Learning Together

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Instructor Biography

Ingo Depner, Professional German Teacher

Learn from the expert!

I'm a professional German teacher and the founder of German Online Gym, a dynamic e-Learning portal exclusively dedicated to German language and culture training.

I have extensive world-wide experience working with people at all levels of the organizational hierarchy, including group training and individual coaching of senior executives, board members and government employees.

The secret to mastering German

Imagine being fluent in German and communicating effortlessly with German speakers. It’s not only possible, but I can help you do it quickly and efficiently.

The ‘secret’ is in the system, and that's why my courses are based on effective and proven learning strategies that will gradually develop your German and boost your skills and confidence in less time than you thought possible.

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