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.
You'll also learn some very common German adjectives.
You'll also learn some common German verbs.
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
These verbs are used to indicate possibility, obligation, ability, and desire.
You'll also learn more common German verbs.
You'll also learn some common German prepositions.
You'll also learn some common German adverbs.
You'll also learn suffixes that are used to create adjectives in German.
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.
Phrases used for talking about the weather are also included.
Useful phrases to use in restaurants and cafés are also included.
Useful phrases for asking directions and shopping are also included.
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.
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.
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.
ZDF has online German TV shows, movies, and documentaries.