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Start speaking German with the Present tense

How to use all the regular, irregular and other crazy german verbs - without going crazy :)
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Last updated 1/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Begin speaking German with the Present tense
Use regular, irregular, auxiliary, modal and separable verbs - without being afraid of making mistakes
Form a correct present tense sentence - with the correct verb and word order
Learn the 30 most useful verbs for beginners - and how to use them
Most of all - have fun! :)
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  • One free finger to click, an open mind, willingness to learn and a sense of humor

You think that the German verbs are unpredictable, unlogical and ruleless? Not so fast!

Take this course and learn everything you ever wanted (or didn`t want) to know about the German Verbs in the Present Tense - all the totally normal folks that you will get along with really fast, but also the reeeally special ones - the party people, the scientist, the punx and the sports.

I believe that after getting to know them all - you will see that they are not so chaotic at all and that with the help of some pictures and stories the verbs will make much more sense. You will be able to remember which group they belong to - without feeling like drowning in the quicksand of the crazy German language.

When you finally get how to build the present tense of the regular, irregular and other silly verbs - put that knowledge into practice! I prepared for you a list of 30 most useful verbs for beginners. If you learn these verbs - what they mean, how they behave and when to use them - your conversation skills will surely flourish.

The examples in the videos are in German, but I added subtitles in English - so you can decide if you want to try to understand it by yourself or to get a little help :) The subtitles could be a little bit bumpy in some places, it was my first time making subtitles, but I will try to fix the irregularities as soon as possible :)

And don`t forget to take the quizzes and check the hints by the answers - remember that practice is the only way to learn a language :)

After the course, if you still have any questions, comments, things that confuse you, something you want to talk about, or just share your frustration about the German irregular verbs, feel free to drop me a note! :)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed for the ones stuck with all the different kinds of German verbs and with no idea what to do with them
  • It can also be useful to total newbies, since all German in the course is translated to English in the subtitles, and everything is explained from the beginning
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 38:56
Hallo, Guten Tag!
1 Lecture 01:39
When to use the Present Tense
1 Lecture 02:40
How to form the Present Tense of the Regular Verbs
1 Lecture 05:30

Make Spaghetti :)

And watch out for the descriptions and comments next to the questions - they could be really useful :)

Form the present tense of the normal, regular verbs
6 questions
The Crazy Verbs (auxiliary, modal, irregular, separable verbs)
7 Lectures 16:40

The Auxiliary Verbs

Form the Present Tense of the Auxiliary Verbs (The Party Guys)
8 questions

The Modal Verbs

Form the Present Tense of the Modal Verbs (The Science Guys)
5 questions

The Irregular Verbs - The Mohawk (a-ä)

Form the Present Tense of the Irregular Verbs (The Mohawk Guy - A-Ä)
8 questions

The Irregular Verbs - The Boots (e-i)

Form the Present Tense of the Irregular Verbs (The Boots Guy - E-I)
8 questions

The Irregular Verbs - The Piercing (e-ie)

Form the Present Tense of the Irregular Verbs (All combined)
6 questions

The Separable Verbs

Form the Present Tense of the Separable Verbs (The Sportsmen)
7 questions
The Word Order
1 Lecture 03:19
The Word Order
Crash Course - 30 Useful Verbs
1 Lecture 08:29
The 30 Useful Verbs
Tschüss, Auf Wiedersehen!
1 Lecture 00:39
Tschüss, Auf Wiedersehen!
About the Instructor
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German language skipper

I am Sandra, a teacher of German as a foreign language, trying to make it not so foreign anymore to a wide range of students. In the last three years, I have taught elementary and high school students as well as adults, from beginner courses to advanced and business courses.

My greatest hope is to make learning as fun and pleasurable as playing your favorite game and as easy as chatting with your best friend. I know it can be done and I am still exploring all the possible ways to achieve this :)

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