Course Description

Trying to learn an ENTIRE new language in just 30 days? That's a tall order! But if you use these 10 steps in this crash course, you can have a beginner level skill in almost no time!

I'll even make it possible for you to start speaking German RIGHT NOW. Just skip down to the pronunciation section in STEP 2 and follow along with my videos.

If you absolutely want to communicate in a German-speaking country with native speakers and understand some of what's going on around you at a very basic level, this course can get you there!

I hope you will find this a full-filling experience, because it's a challenge you can handle with just an hour a day of practice for 30 days. Then you can amaze everyone with your ability to communicate in German!

Go ahead and look at the course syllabus below to see what you will be doing. If you are excited about learning German, click the enroll button to get started.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    STEP 1 Journal (Wordpress, Evernote) and Tell People What You Are Doing

  • 3

    STEP 2 Speak and Understand German from Day 1

    • Video: How to Pronounce German

    • Video: Pronunciation Activity #1 (Practice with only a few pages each day)

    • Video: Pronunciation Activity #2 (Practice with only a few pages each day)

    • Video: Pronunciation Activity #3 (Practice with only a few pages each day)

  • 4

    STEP 3 Find Speaking Partners Who Can Meet Everyday for 5 Minutes Online or Locally

    • Text: Where to Find a Practice Partner

    • Video: Another Source of Speaking Partners

    • Video: How to Find a Speaking Partner at This Site

    • Video: Speaking Partners Can Also Be Found Here

    • Video: Listening Words to Use in Your Conversations

    • Text: Easiest Way to Speak Online with Practice Partners

  • 5

    STEP 4 Use a Survival Phrase each Day

    • Video: Your Daily Survival Phrase.

    • Handout: Your Survival List (matching audio in next lesson)

    • Audio: Listen To All The Survival Phrases (follow along with the handout)

    • Handout: Survival Dialog 1

    • Text: Create Your German Persona

    • Audio: Survival Dialog SLOW

    • Handout: Survival Dialog 2

    • Audio: Survival Dialog FASTER

  • 6

    STEP 5 Your Daily List of 34 Most Frequently Used German Words

    • Video: Day 1 (Most Frequent Words #1-#34)

    • Handout: Day 1 (Most Frequent Words #1-#34)

    • Video: Day 2 (Most Frequent Words #35-#68)

    • Handout: Day 2 (Most Frequent Words #35-#68)

    • Handout: Day 3 (Most Frequent Words #69-#102)

    • Handout: Day 4 (Most Frequent Words #103-#136)

    • Handout: Day 5 (Most Frequent Words #137-#170)

    • Handout: Day 6 (Most Frequent Words #171-#204)

    • Handout: Day 7 (Most Frequent Words #205-#238)

    • Handout: Day 8 (Most Frequent Words #239-#272)

    • Handout: Day 9 (Most Frequent Words #273-#306)

    • Handout: Day 10 (Most Frequent Words #307-#340)

    • Handout: Day 11 (Most Frequent Words #341-#374)

    • Handout: Day 12 (Most Frequent Words #375-#408)

    • Handout: 13 (Most Frequent Words #409-#442)

    • Handout: Day 14 (Most Frequent Words #443-#476)

    • Handout: Day 15 (Most Frequent Words #477-#510)

    • Handout: Day 16 (Most Frequent Words #511-#544)

    • Handout: Day 17 (Most Frequent Words #545-578)

    • Handout: Day 18 (Most Frequent Words #579-612)

    • Handout: Day 19 (Most Frequent Words #613-646)

    • Handout: Day 20 (Most Frequent Words #647-680)

    • Handout: Day 21 (Most Frequent Words #681-714)

    • Handout: Day 22 (Most Frequent Words #715-748)

    • Handout: Day 23 (Most Frequent Words #749-782)

    • Handout: Day 24 (Most Frequent Words #783-816)

    • Handout: Day 25 (Most Frequent Words #817-850)

    • Handout: Day 26 (Most Frequent Words #851-884)

    • Handout: Day 27 (Most Frequent Words #885-918)

    • Handout: Day 28 (Most Frequent Words #919-952)

    • Handout: Day 29 (Most Frequent Words #953-986)

    • Handout: Day 30 (Most Frequent Words #987-1000)

  • 7

    STEP 6 Sing Along Aloud! Try all of them or pick your favorites.

    • Song 1 Handout. Popular German Heavy Metal Band

    • Song 1. Popular German Heavy Metal Band- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 2 Handout. Famous German Female Pop Star

    • Song 2. Famous German Female Pop Star- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 3 Handout. German Industrial Band

    • Song 3. German Industrial Band- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 4 Handout. Popular German Female Singer

    • Song 4. Popular German Female Singer- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 5 Handout. German Pop Rock Group

    • Song 5. German Pop Rock Group- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 6 Handout. Famous German Pop Band

    • Song 6. Famous German Pop Band- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 7 Handout. Bavarian Band

    • Song 7. Bavarian Band- SLOW Audio Assignment

    • Song 8 Handout. A Famous German "Schlager" Artist

    • Song 8. A Famous German "Schlager" Artist- SLOW Audio Assignment

  • 8

    STEP 7 Grammar Tips (du/Sie, the gender choices, sample sentences in each case)

    • Video: What are Nouns?

    • Video: What are Articles?

    • Video: German Articles

    • Video: German Nouns Have One of Three Genders

    • Video: How to Make a German Verb Sound Right

    • Video: Speaking About Future Events is Easy

    • Video: There are Only 3 Rules for Where German Words Are Placed in a Sentence

  • 9

    STEP 8 Reading and Listening

    • Text: Practice Reading at this German News Site

    • Text: Here is an Active Listening Activity

    • Text: A Passive Listening Activity

    • Text: List of Live-Streaming Stations

  • 10

    STEP 9 Watch a Movie Segment or a Video

    • Text: What to Do with a German Movie

    • Text: German Movie List- Most Movies Available Online

    • Text: 20 Must-See German Movies

  • 11

    STEP 10 Continue Your Progress (after you complete this course)

    • Text: Practice with this "Game" every day

  • 12

    Congratulations! You Now Know German!

    • Video: You did it!

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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