The German Alphabet

Learn how to spell words in German and practise listening to the letters
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Instructed by Angelika Davey Language / German
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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).

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Udemy and the instructor, useful for anybody new to Udemy

Just a quick intro to the course!


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.


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.

Section 2: The Alphabet

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


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


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


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


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


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


How well did you do? Were you right again?

Section 3: Some Extras

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


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


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


Get ready for the final listening exercise.


Check your answers of the last listening exercise here.


Now it's your turn to do some spelling.


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 :)


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


Some more ideas

Section 4: What next?
Bonus lecture: What next?

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Instructor Biography

Angelika Davey, 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!

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