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Basic German Language Skills Course


Basic German Language Skills
Basic German Language Skills

Learn basic German grammar and vocabulary.


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Course Description

German is spoken by nearly one hundred million people in central European countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union. Germany is internationally recognised as the industrial and economic powerhouse of Europe, so a working knowledge of German is essential for professionals in areas such as business, finance, economics and politics. In this free online German language course you will be introduced to basic German vocabulary and grammar. You will learn about times of the day, colours, numbers, the alphabet, and important verbs. This free online German language course will be of great interest to all professionals who would like to begin learning German, and to all learners who would like to be introduced to this very important European language.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Learn the times of the day;
- Learn the alphabet and pronounce letters in German;
- Learn important vocabulary and grammar;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 897 votes
Course Title: Basic German Language Skills
Course #: 567
Course Publisher: Julia Richter
Course Category: 70
Content Origin:
Course Description: German is spoken by nearly one hundred million people in central European countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union. Germany is internationally recognised as the industrial and economic powerhouse of Europe, so a working knowledge of German is essential for professionals in areas such as business, finance, economics and politics. In this free online German language course you will be introduced to basic German vocabulary and grammar. You will learn about times of the day, colours, numbers, the alphabet, and important verbs. This free online German language course will be of great interest to all professionals who would like to begin learning German, and to all learners who would like to be introduced to this very important European language.
License:
Release Date: 23 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Yuri Yarin
    Yuri Yarin Canada This course utilizes the audiolingual learning method which was invented during the second world war in order to help American, Russian, German and otherwise spies to pass off as the enemy. This method never proved to be very effective because it does not promote interaction. What makes this course audiolingual? The context in which the information is presented. Let's take the first lesson in the first module. The colors are presented out of any conversation or meaning. The learner is expected to absorb the colors and then present them during the assessment. It has been proven again and again that this is not how learning works. Learning needs to be interactive and authentic. The instructor chooses how he/she interacts and presents the information to the learner. In this case the choice has been to use this outdated and disproven method. To the students: Don't feel bad if you are frustrated by this method. Keep trying other methods. 2016-08-30 14:08:50
  • Avena Stanley
    Avena Stanley Haiti It was a very nice course so far. I like the methodology, and of course the ability of the teacher to share a lot of vocabularies to students in a short span. 2016-07-28 04:07:07
  • Anusha Gujjar
    Anusha Gujjar India The course is good for beginners. Hope to see more interesting things 2016-07-21 13:07:56
  • Afam Okonkwo
    Afam Okonkwo Nigeria Excellent. It has helped me alot to learn some of the German basics. I also enjoyed the rich vocabulary and sound as well as the images. Thank you Alison. 2016-07-15 14:07:16
  • Desha Jayagrahika
    Desha Jayagrahika Sri Lanka I'm so happy that i came through this site, i'm a beginner for German language and I learnt lot of things from this course!! THANK YOU ALISON 2016-07-14 06:07:00
  • Jayasankar Sasikumar
    Jayasankar Sasikumar India It was of great help and cheers 2016-07-04 07:07:14
  • Medhat El-Qadi
    Medhat El-Qadi Egypt This course is good for me 2016-06-28 13:06:45
  • Medhat El-Qadi
    Medhat El-Qadi Egypt I need this course to gain new language 2016-06-28 13:06:29
  • Mohamed Khaled
    Mohamed Khaled Egypt It is a very good course and i really intersted in it. 2016-06-25 19:06:45
  • Ronice Barbosa Pereira
    Ronice Barbosa Pereira Canada The course is so good!! I'm learning german language. 2016-06-25 07:06:42
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