What am I going to learn in 20h of German lessons?

Students who have never learned German are sometimes a bit hesitant but they should not worry!

Our modules are 20 hours long each. A student can expect to typically cover the following points

  1. Greetings and basic phrases:
  • Guten Morgen! (Good morning!)
  • Wie geht es Ihnen? (How are you?)
  • Ich heiße (Name). (My name is…)
  • Wo ist die Toilette? (Where is the bathroom?)
  • Ich hätte gerne ein Bier, bitte. (I would like a beer, please.)
  1. Vocabulary:
  • Family: Vater (father), Mutter (mother), Bruder (brother), Schwester (sister)
  • Hobbies: Musik hören (listen to music), Sport treiben (do sports), Filme schauen (watch movies)
  • Work: Büro (office), Chef (boss), Kollege (colleague)
  • Travel: Flughafen (airport), Hotel (hotel), Stadtzentrum (city center)
  1. Grammar:
  • Noun gender: Der (masculine), die (feminine), das (neuter). Example: Der Hund (the dog), die Katze (the cat), das Haus (the house).
  • Verb conjugation: Ich spiele (I play), du spielst (you play), er/sie/es spielt (he/she/it plays), wir spielen (we play), ihr spielt (you all play), sie spielen (they play).
  • Sentence structure: Subject-Verb-Object. Example: Ich trinke Wasser. (I drink water.)
  1. Pronunciation: Learners will practice the sounds of the German language and work on developing proper pronunciation. For example, they will learn to pronounce the umlaut vowels (ä, ö, ü) and the different sounds of the consonants.
  2. Culture: Learners will be introduced to aspects of German culture such as Oktoberfest, Christmas markets, and German cuisine. They will also learn about social norms such as the importance of punctuality and how to address people with appropriate titles.

By the end of around 20 hours of lessons, learners should be able to use these phrases and vocabulary words to have simple conversations. For example, they could introduce themselves and ask about someone else’s name and how they are doing. They could also express simple opinions and preferences, such as talking about their hobbies or ordering food and drinks at a restaurant. With practice, learners can continue to build on these skills and become more fluent in the German language.

German lady student