Course Description

  • This mini-course contains one of the MOST important tricks to learning German that every student struggles with.
  • All German nouns have a grammatical "gender" which must be identified in one way or another when you speak or write in German.
  • Native Germans know the correct gender without thinking about it, because they have only heard the correct word since they were born.
  • But what about you? How can you guess the correct German gender correctly? Complete this course in under 30 minutes and you will know the best 3 tricks to master this very important skill.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Learn More about Guessing the Masculine Words

    • Text: Examples of Masculine Ending Nouns

    • Audio: Pronunciation of Masculine Endings

    • Handout: More Ways to Guess the Masculine Nouns

  • 3

    Learn More about Guessing the Feminine Words

    • Text: Examples of Feminine Ending Nouns

    • Audio: Pronunciation of the Feminine Endings

    • Handout: More Ways to Guess the Feminine Nouns

  • 4

    Learn More about Guessing the Neuter Words

    • Text: Examples of Neuter Ending Nouns

    • Audio: Pronunciation of the Neuter Endings

    • Handout: More Ways to Guess the Neuter Nouns

  • 5

    Test Your Understanding

    • Gender Course Quiz

  • 6

    How to Continue Improving Your Gender Guessing Ability

    • A Good Practice Activity

    • Your Gender Hunting Assignment

    • Answer Key for the Practice Activity

    • Resource List

  • 7


    • Handout: Mini Posters

State Certified German Teacher For 30 Years

Dr. Bogard

The owner and creator of the Time To Learn German website is Eva Bogard, Ph.D. She was born in Manhattan (NYC) to a German mother and a German-American father. She earned her bachelor's degree in foreign languages at snowy SUNY-Oswego and completed her graduate studies in Second Language Education and Instructional Technology at sunny USF-Tampa, where she earned her Master's and Doctorate degrees. She has spent several colorful summers in France enjoying the language and culture in Paris, St. Malo and Tours, but is usually found during her long summer breaks on the beach in Florida, or in the mountains of southwest Germany. Professionally, she is very interested in online hybrid education, especially using instructional technology in both her classroom and online courses to teach foreign languages. Eva is an International Baccalaureate teacher, and a Montessori education enthusiast. She has taught German, French and Spanish, as well as, Information Technology and Business Management over the last 30 years.

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