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Conversational German - From Time of Day to Eating Out

Learn conversational German for telling the time and eating out.

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This free online German language teaches you about the vocabulary, grammar, and phrases needed to discuss a range of topics, from the time of day, to eating out. In this course you will learn how to tell people which country you are from and ask them about theirs, book tables at restaurants, order drinks and snacks, pay for the bill, and more. If you're starting to learn German or travel to German-speaking regions, this course is perfect for you.





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The course 'Conversational German – From Time of Day to Eating Out' is a course which is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak basic German. With 120 million German speakers in over 20 countries this course is the second in a series of conversational German courses that lay down the foundations of the spoken language by introducing learners to the pronunciation of words and the use of phrases and sentences through text and audio.

You will learn the German words and phrases for telling the time and dates. You will also be introduced to nationalities, how to tell someone where you are from and ask where they are from. You will then learn German words and phrases that will help you order drinks and snacks at a cafe, how to reserve a table at a restaurant, how to order food and ask for and pay the bill. The content is broken down into key terms and vocabulary. There are also audio clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with additional key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained.

This free German language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to Germany or a German speaking region, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with German speaking colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading German.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Tell time and use dates in German; - Refer to the past, present and future; - Use the days of the week and the months of the year; - Say where you are from and where you live; - Refer to a person’s country or nationality - Order something to drink or eat in a cafe; - Phone a restaurant and book a table - Ask for recommendations; - Say you enjoyed the meal; - and ask for and pay the bill.


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