Welcome to the Aderalingua Learn German course. This is a free, online course to help you learn to speak the German language. If you already know some German, it is a great way for you to review and improve your German speaking skills.
In this course you'll learn many useful German words and phrases. You'll also learn basic German grammar to help you speak the language correctly. German grammar can be a bit difficult, but don't worry about making mistakes. Focus on learning the common words and phrases, and work on the grammar at a pace you're comfortable with.
This course concentrates on German phrases and vocabulary to help you get speaking the German language quickly. The lessons contain many pictures to help you associate the German words with the objects they represent. Many lessons contain online flashcards to help you learn the German words and phrases.
In unit 1 you'll learn basic German grammar and very common words and phrases. These lessons also include common German adjectives, adverbs, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions. Quizzes are also included with many of the lessons to help you practice.
In unit 2 you'll continue to improve your German vocabulary. The lessons in this unit include comprehensive vocabulary for topics such as useful phrases, people, nature, the house, kitchen items, colors, food and restaurants, numbers, and transportation.
Unit 3 contains short stories in both English and German to help improve your German reading comprehension. Some stories are also read in German to help you improve your listening comprehension and pronunciation.
This course also contains links to German documentaries, TV shows, movies, and websites to help you continue to improve your German.
Let's get started learning German.
Unit 1 - Let's Learn German
In this unit you'll learn very common words and phrases, as well as German Grammar. Common adjectives, adverbs, verbs, conjunctions, and prepositions are also included in these lessons.
Lesson 1 - Hallo
Lesson 2 - The Verb Sein (Be)
You'll also learn some more useful German phrases.
Lesson 3 - German Nouns
You'll also learn some German words for colors and numbers.
Lesson 4 - German Pronouns
You'll also learn some useful phrases that are used in everyday life.
Lesson 5 - Present Tense
You'll also learn some common German verbs.
Lesson 6 - Definite and Indefinite Articles
Learn some common German words for people and family members.
Lesson 7 - German Adjectives
You'll also learn some very common German adjectives.
Lesson 8 - Instructions and Commands
You'll also learn some German words for the parts of the the human body.
Lesson 9 - Talking about the Past
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
Lesson 10 - German Modal Verbs
These verbs are used to indicate possibility, obligation, ability, and desire.
Lesson 11 - Talking about the Future
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
Lesson 12 - German Prepositions
You'll also learn some common German prepositions.
Lesson 13 - German Adverbs
You'll also learn some common German adverbs.
Lesson 14 - Verb Prefixes
Lesson 15 - Adjective Suffixes
You'll also learn suffixes that are used to create adjectives in German.
Lesson 16 - Abstract Nouns
Lesson 17 - Subjunctive Mood of Verbs
You'll also learn some more common German verbs.
Unit 2 - German Vocabulary
In this unit you'll learn even more useful German vocabulary, including common phrases, and words related to the home, cities and towns, people, the human body, food and drinks, transportation, clothes, and outdoor activities.
Lesson 1 - Introductions and Greetings
Lesson 2 - Common German Phrases
Lesson 3 - Colors
Lesson 4 - Numbers
Lesson 5 - People
Lesson 6 - The Body
Lesson 7 - At home
Lesson 8 - Nature
Phrases used for talking about the weather are also included.
Lesson 9 - Transportation
Lesson 10 - Date and Time
Lesson 11 - Food and Drinks
Useful phrases to use in restaurants and cafés are also included.
Lesson 12 - Clothes
Lesson 13 - Outdoor Activities
Lesson 14 - In the City
Useful phrases for asking directions and shopping are also included.
Lesson 15 - Tools
Lesson 16 - Adjectives for Feelings
Unit 3 - German Stories and Documentaries
This unit contains short stories in German. The English version of each story is shown beside the German version to help your understanding of the story. The aim of these stories is to improve your reading comprehension in German and increase your German vocabulary. Don't worry about understanding every word in the story. The more you read the story, the better your comprehension will become. This unit also contains some documentaries in German.
Hansel und Gretel
Documentaries and Movies
Review and Practice
This section contains tests to help you review and practice what you have learned in this course, as well as to help you test your progress. You can take the tests as many times as you like. The questions will be a bit different each time you try.
German Verbs Review
German Vocabulary Test
German Phrases Test
Here are a few tips to help you learn German.
- Try and spend at least fifteen minutes a day learning German.
- Spend some time every week writing in German: short conversations, descriptive paragraphs, and/or whatever comes to mind.
- When you have a few minutes free time, try thinking in German. You can think about your surroundings, things you plan to do, or just try and remember common German phrases.
- If you have friends who speak German, or are learning, try to speak with them in German.
- Once you have learned some German vocabulary, try watching German movies and tv shows, and reading German stories like the ones included in this course.
More German Learning Resources
This section contains a list of resources to help you learn to speak the German language.
Google Translate provides German to English and English to German translations.
Project Gutenberg has some free German ebooks.
Here are a few online German newspapers.
Listen to online radio and tv to help improve your listening skills.
Online German TV Shows, documentaries and movies at Das Erste, including the German police drama Tatort. Note: This show is only available after 8:00 PM German time.
ZDF has online German TV shows, movies, and documentaries.