The German Alphabet
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The German Alphabet

Learn how to spell words in German and practise listening to the letters
4.4 (512 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.
8,286 students enrolled
Created by Angelika Davey
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Say the German alphabet
  • Understand when people spell words in German
  • Be able to spell words in German
  • Be able to spell email addresses in German
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Requirements
  • All you need is a pen and paper for the listening exercises.
  • You may also want to sit in a quiet room without too much background noise.
Description

This course has been updated in November 2016.

This free course is a quick course helping you with German spelling. It will not tell you how certain letters sound in a word but will teach you

  • how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet in German
  • how to pronounce the extra German letters
  • any extra words you need to spell words in German
  • how to spell email addresses in German
  • how to spell words using the German spelling alphabet

Listening exercises will reinforce what you have learned.

Anybody who has started learning German or has an interest in the German language will benefit from this course.

Intermediate or advanced German learning won't need this course but may still have fun practising their listening skills.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anybody who has started learning German or wants to revise the alphabet again.
  • Advanced learners, though, may find it too easy (but sometimes that's not a bad idea).
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:07:59
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Introduction to Udemy and the instructor, useful for anybody new to Udemy
3 Lectures 09:08

Just a quick intro to the course!

Introduction
02:43

This lecture is particularly useful for first time Udemy students as it navigates around the screen. Feel free to ignore it if this isn't your first course. In the dashboard you can tick the little circle on the right of this lecture to turn it blue and mark as completed.

How to navigate inside this course
03:32

Feel free to ignore this video if this isn't your first course. In the dashboard you can tick the little circle on the right of this lecture to turn it blue and mark as completed.

About the instructor
02:53
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The Alphabet
7 Lectures 21:57

In this video we cover the first 13 letters of the alphabet

The German alphabet from A to M
02:59

In this video we cover the last 13 letters of the alphabet

The German alphabet from N to Z
02:49

Get yourself comfortable with pen and paper and get ready to listen to some words I spell.

Activity: test your listening skills 1
08:19

Here are the answers to the first listening test. No peeping until AFTER you've done the listening!!!

Were you right? Answers to first listening exercise
00:08

Listen to the pronunciation of the letters ä, ö, ü and ß.

Those extra German letters
02:33

Have your pen and paper ready again for a second listening exercise.

Activity: test your listening skills 2
05:00

How well did you do? Were you right again?

Were you right? Answers to second listening exercise
00:08
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Some Extras
9 Lectures 35:46

In this lecture we cover a few extra words you will need when spelling words in German.

Some extra words
04:37

Here you will find help for spelling your email address in German

Email addresses
03:54

Here we look at a different way of spelling in German.

The Spelling Alphabet
02:24

Get ready for the final listening exercise.

Activity: test your listening skills 3
02:12

Check your answers of the last listening exercise here.

Were you right? Answers to third listening exercise
00:16

Now it's your turn to do some spelling.

Over to you!
00:26

Another listening exercise with words students might hear in December in Germany. Feel free to ignore this exercise if you come across it during the summer :)

Extra listening activity: seasonal words
17:09

Find out how you can practise spelling any word in German, and how to check if you're correct.

How to practise on your own
04:19

Some more ideas

Listen to others say/ sing the alphabet
00:29
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What next?
1 Lecture 01:35
Bonus lecture: What next?
01:35
About the Instructor
Angelika Davey
4.4 Average rating
745 Reviews
18,994 Students
10 Courses
experienced German tutor & translator teaching on & offline

Once upon a time there was a little girl in Germany who had this idea of moving to England as soon as she was grown up and to make all English people like the German language. Then she wanted to be an air hostess, a ballet dancer, a famous singer ……

Fast forward to the present and this little girl hasn’t quite achieved what she wanted, but …

Angelika is a qualified teacher and native German speaker from Lower Saxony in the North of Germany, who moved to England in 1982. She has been teaching German since 1991. Her students are private and business clients, school children and adults in evening classes, with the youngest student being 3 years old and her oldest 80!

Angelika has written six books, one in German and five in English, she translates from English to German and vice versa, and she teaches either face-to-face or via Skype - and now also on Udemy!