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Diploma in Basic German Language Studies

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Diploma in Basic German Language Studies
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free online Diploma in Basic German Language Studies course you will learn the basics of conversational German so that you will have the confidence to talk to and listen to native German speakers in a wide variety of situations. With 120 million German speakers in over 20 countries this course lays 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. The course begins by introducing you to the alphabet, numbers and words and the basics of conversation covering hello, goodbye and introductions. Audio segments will let you hear the sound of each letter in German, as well as how the various letters are pronounced in words. You will then 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. Next, the course introduces you to key words and phrases that allow you describe your family and talk about members of your family. The course then tells you how to describe your profession, where you work and aspects of your job. You will learn key words and phrases for shopping for day to day basics like bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables. When buying clothes you will learn how to ask for recommendations or assistance in a shop, and ask for an item of clothing by colour. If you are ill you will learn how to describe your symptoms to a pharmacist and request medicine. The remaining modules address leisure time such as sporting activities, going to the theater, and making plans for the weekend. You will also learn how to book a hotel or hostel, check in when you arrive, report any problems with your room, make inquires about activities, ask for information and directions as well as talk about your holidays to other people. This free online Diploma in Basic German Language Studies course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to Germany, either as a tourist or in a professional capacity, business people who have regular contact with German colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading German.

  • Having completed this course the learner 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;
    - Ask for directions.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 16 )
  • DIPLOMA IN BASIC GERMAN LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • SECTION 1: DIPLOMA IN BASIC GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDIE...
  • Module 1: First Words
    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Alphabet and Pronunciation
    • Numbers
    • Grammar - Nouns and Word Order
    • Writing - Letters and E-mails
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: First Contact
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Hello and Goodbye
    • Introductions
    • Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 2: DIPLOMA IN BASIC GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDIE...
  • Module 3: Dates, Time and Where You Come From
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Days and Dates
    • Telling the Time
    • About You - Where You Live and Where You Are From
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: At the Café
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Drinks at the Cafe
    • Having a Snack at the Cafe
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: At the Restaurant
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Making a Reservation
    • Ordering a Meal
    • End of the Meal
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 6: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies First Assessment
    • Diploma in Basic German Language Studies First Assessment
  • SECTION 3: DIPLOMA IN BASIC GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDIE...
  • Module 7: Family and Professions
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Professions and Jobs
    • Marital Status
    • Family Members
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Buying Food
    • Learning Outcomes
    • In the Bakery
    • At the Market
    • In the Cheese Shop
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Shopping
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Buying a Present
    • Shopping for Clothes
    • In the Pharmacy
    • Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 4: DIPLOMA IN BASIC GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDIE...
  • Module 10: On the Phone
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Getting Through
    • Leaving a Message
    • Using Answerphones
    • Making Appointments
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 11: Travelling
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Booking Accommodation
    • Checking In
    • Hiring Bicycles
    • Buying a Train Ticket
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 12: Reporting Problems
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Lost Items
    • Complaint at Hotel
    • Auto Breakdown
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 13: Leisure Activities
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Talking about Leisure Activities
    • Organising a Sporting Activity
    • Arranging a Special Outing
    • Talking about the Weekend
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 14: Going on Holidays
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Enquiring about Holiday Activities
    • Talking about your Holidays
    • Asking for Directions when Driving
    • Asking for Directions when Walking
    • Asking for Tourist Information
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 15: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 16: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Final Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 1: First Words
Learn the German alphabet, numbers and basic words and phrases.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 2: First Contact
Learn more basic words and phrases for meeting people.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: Dates, Time and Where You Come From
Learn how to tell dates, time and where you are from in German.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 4: At the Café
Learn about ordering drinks and food at the café.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 5: At the Restaurant
Learn how to order a meal in a restaurant in German.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 6: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 7: Family and Professions
Learn how to talk about your family and profession in German.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 8: Buying Food
Learn words and phrases for buying food in German.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 9: Shopping
Learn German words and phrases for going shopping.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 10: On the Phone
Learn German words and phrases for telephone conversations.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 11: Travelling
Learn German words and phrases that can be used when travelling.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 12: Reporting Problems
Learn German words and phrases for reporting problems.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 15: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 16: Diploma in Basic German Language Studies Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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