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Diploma in Basic German Language Studies

Take this free German language course and learn to converse with simple but perfect German words and sentences.

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This free online German language course teaches you about the very foundations of the German language, from basic grammar to essential vocabulary. German is the most spoken native language in Europe, and German speakers have access to a whole new range of personal and professional opportunities. If you want to travel to Germany, or just want to learn a new language, this course's simple tips, tricks, and examples are a great place to start.





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By taking this online German language course you will gain really helpful German skills for important lifestyle topics. This includes how to buy everyday food, ask a store staff for assistance when shopping, book a room, check in and out of the hotel, report problems, and ask for information and directions from hotel staff in the German language. You will also be taught how to buy medicine if you fall sick, and learn about ordering food and drinks, making table reservations, and asking for the bill in German.

The course will also introduce you to the German alphabet and numbers, and will guide you through basic conversation and introductory words. Audio segments will let you hear the sound of each letter and teach you the correct pronunciation of words. You will then learn the words and phrases regarding time and dates. You will also learn how to say where you are from and ask someone the same. Next, you will be shown how talk about your family and profession, and the remaining modules will concentrate on leisure activities like sports, theatre, and holidays.

This online German language course will not only benefit people working in the travel, tourism, and hotel industry but also business entrepreneurs who deal with Germans and people who plan to travel to Germany for leisure. If you want to impress native German speakers with your communication skills, join the thousands of students taking this class, and gain confidence speaking German today!

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Module 1: First Words

Module 2: First Contact

Module 3: Dates, Time and Where You Come From

Module 4: At the Café

Module 5: At the Restaurant

Module 7: Family and Professions

Module 8: Buying Food

Module 9: Shopping

Module 10: On the Phone

Module 11: Travelling

Module 12: Reporting Problems

Module 13: Leisure Activities

Module 14: Going on Holidays

Module 6: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies First Assessment

Module 15: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Second Assessment

Module 16: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Pronounce the letters in the German alphabet; - Use basic phrases and numbers; - Construct a basic sentence in German; - Say good morning and good evening – both formal and informal; - Introduce yourself and reply to an introduction; - Say where you are from and where you live; - Talk about your family and job; - Tell time and use dates in German; - Order something to drink or eat in a cafe; - Book a table at a restaurant; - Check into a hotel; - Ask for and pay the bill; - Shop for daily basics like bread, cheese and vegetables; - Tell the pharmacist what your symptoms have; - Talk about your leisure time sports and hobbies; - and ask for directions.


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