Speak German like a Native: A Practical Conversation Course
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Speak German like a Native: A Practical Conversation Course

Learn how to express yourself accurately in typical everyday situations exactly like a German native speaker would
4.3 (96 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.
2,949 students enrolled
Created by Ingo Depner
Last updated 8/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 24 Articles
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to express yourself accurately
  • You will speak German with confidence
  • You will be more fluent and at ease
  • You will improve your German pronunciation
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  • Basic knowledge of German is recommended
  • The language of instruction is English
  • Latest Update: August 2017
  • Join 2,500+ successful students who have already taken this course!
  • Instructor is available inside the course to answer questions
  • NEW: Speaking exercises with individual feedback from the instructor


This course is designed to teach practical and useful German conversation. It will help you make new friends, find the right words in daily conversation and speak German with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations.

"Speak German like a Native" is perfect if you want to:

  • be able to express yourself in perfect German
  • say the right thing at the right time
  • improve your listening and comprehension skills
  • perfect your pronunciation
  • boost your conversation skills
  • speak German with confidence

“I have found myself in many situations where this course would have come in very handy, wish I've studied this earlier!” – Brenda Penante

The focus is on conversation and communication

This course will improve your German knowledge with hundreds of customizable phrases used in spoken German. It does not include grammar explanations, but focuses on conversation (fluency and confidence). It is the perfect complement to self-study, traditional classroom lessons or video courses such as my best-selling course "German Made Simple: A Complete Course for Serious Learners".

"Ingo has made a great effort to include a variety of different situations where a language learner may stumble if put on the spot - even as far as including what you could say regarding a football match! It's well thought out, clear and includes PDF's for all sections." - Jacky S

This is what you can expect:

  • Professional, fun and easy-to-understand lessons
  • Engaging exercises that let you test your comprehension
  • Exceptional support and prompt answers to your questions
  • Downloadable PDF files with all the course content
  • 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 conversation skills to the next level!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for students who would like to boost their German conversation skills
  • It is also designed as a reference tool that will serve you well for many years
  • Please do NOT take this course if you're interested in detailed grammar explanations (In that case my course "Perfect Your German" would be the right choice)
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
3 Lectures 09:12

This lecture answers the questions "Who am I?", "What will you get from the course?" and "How is this course set up?"

Preview 01:27

This lecture includes information that will help you get the most out of the course.

Please Read Me

Making Friends
16 Lectures 33:07

The section "Making Friends" will provide you with useful German phrases and expressions for situations such as meeting friends, small talk, inviting guests or talking about hobbies and interests.

Preview 00:26

In this lesson you will learn how to start a conversation in informal and formal German.

Starting a Conversation

Speaking Practice

After completing the lecture you will know exactly what to say when you host an event and receive guests.

Receiving Guests

Speaking Practice

This lecture provides you with helpful German expressions, sentences and questions that you can use during small talk.

Preview 03:47

Speaking Practice

This lesson teaches you how to introduce yourself with confidence in German. You can customize the examples in the lecture with your own information.

Talking About Yourself

Speaking Practice

Our lives are full of stories and experiences. This lesson will teach you how to talk about something that happened to you.

Telling Stories

Speaking Practice

Hobbies are a very important part of who we are and what we do. After this lesson you will be able to speak about your hobbies and interests in perfect German.

Preview 05:30

More than 170,000 teams are organised in the German football association. After this lesson you will be able to speak about football and participate in discussions with other fans.

Talking About Soccer / Football

Speaking Practice

Choose the correct answers
10 questions

Shopping, Food and Services
16 Lectures 34:06

The lessons in this section will prepare you the best way possible for typical everyday situations.


It's not always easy to find the right words in German when you are in a shop and try on clothes and shoes. This lesson will provide you with the necessary words and expressions to make your shopping more fun.

Preview 04:00

After completing this lecture, you will be able to use key German expressions for every stage of restaurant service.

At the Restaurant

Speaking Practice

The cheapest way to use a cell phone while traveling or when you move to Germany is buying a German SIM card. This lesson will teach you how to do that.

Buying a Cell Phone SIM Card

Speaking Practice

Would you like to pick up a parcel, send a letter by registered mail, buy stamps or say that the content of the package is fragile? Then this is the perfect lesson for you.

Going to the Post Office

Speaking Practice

In this lesson we are going to a German bank. You will learn how to open a bank account, deposit or withdraw money, make a bank transfer, exchange money, use an ATM and much more.

Opening a Bank Account

Speaking Practice

One of the most important tasks when you move to a new city is finding an apartment. In this lesson you will learn German phrases with vocabulary used in looking for and renting an apartment.

Looking for an Apartment

Speaking Practice

After completing this lesson, you will easily find your way in public transportation systems in German cities. You will be able to buy tickets, ask for information, use taxis and make sure that you get to the right place at the right time.

Using Taxis and Public Transportation

Speaking Practice

Choose the correct answers
10 questions

Speaking on the Phone
16 Lectures 31:48

Speaking on the phone is one of the most challenging tasks for a language learner. The lessons in this section will provide you with the knowledge you need in order to feel at ease when you speak on the phone.


In this lesson you will learn many useful German expressions for phone calls.

Useful Expressions for Phone Calls

Speaking Practice

This lesson is about business phone calls. You will learn many useful expressions that you can use either when you call a company or when you work in a company and answer phone calls.

Business Phone Calls

Speaking Practice

Cell phones are an important part of our lives nowadays. In this lesson I will teach you vocabulary and sentences related to cell phones.

Talking on the Cell Phone

Speaking Practice

After completing this lesson you will be able to order your meal on the phone.

Preview 04:10

Speaking Practice

A typical situation for using the phone is when you reserve a table in a restaurant. In this lesson you will learn how to do that in perfect German.

Reserving a Table

Speaking Practice

After completeing this lesson you will know how to arrange an appointment or meeting with someone.

Making Appointments

Speaking Practice

In this lesson you will learn how to record a voice mail message in German and how to leave a message on sombody else's voice mail.

Mailbox and Leaving a Message

Speaking Practice

Choose the correct answers
10 questions

Closing Words and Resources
3 Lectures 01:04

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About the Instructor
Ingo Depner
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