German Level A1
Both German and English belong to the Germanic family, but learning German language for beginners is generally considered difficult for English speakers. This is against reality. The key to learning German easily and quickly is the correct sequence of learning. Some topics should be learned before others.
This website teaches German pronunciation and grammar. For exercises, you can get our
A1 course book. The book also contains extra grammatical explanations in certain lessons.
Our sequence provides the easiest way to learn German. Even if you are using multiple sources to learn German, we recommend the following sequence of topics to follow.
Unit 1: German Alphabet and Pronunciation
The very first thing is to learn the sounds of alphabetic letters. This unit teaches how to correctly pronounce German letters and then how to combine these letters to form words.
Unit 2: German Diphthongs and Consonant Combinations
The second unit still emphasizes the learning of correct pronunciation. This unit teaches sounds produced by combinations of German letters.
- Diphthongs in the German language
- Consonant combinations in German
- German words ending in ion
Unit 3: German Nouns and their Genders
A basic introduction of German nouns:
- Three genders of German nouns
- How to use a German dictionary for nouns?
- Elements of the sentence structure in German
A basic introduction of German articles:
- German nominative case
- Definite article in German
- Indefinite article in German
- Negation with "kein"
- Use of the word "das"
- German compound nouns
- Sentence structure in German
An introduction to German pronouns:
- German personal pronouns in the nominative case
- Possessive pronouns in the nominative case
- Demonstrative pronouns in the nominative case
The German verb "sein" (to be) is the most important to build simple sentences.
- Conjugation of verb "sein"
- Negation with "nicht"
Unit 7: Verb "Sein" in the Past Tense
Unit 8: Verb "Haben" in German
German counter of the English verb "to have":
- Haben definition
- Haben conjugation
- Examples of haben
- Forming question with haben
- A recall of the nominative case
- Adjective endings after indefinite articles in the nominative case
Introduction to German regular and irregular verbs, their conjugation rules, and use of regular and irregular verbs in sentences.
- Simple present tense in German
- German present tense conjugation
Introduction to German modal verbs, their respective rules of conjugation in the present tense, and use in the sentences.
- What is a modal verb?
- Sentence structure with modal verbs
- German modal verbs conjugation
- Questions with modal verbs in german
Unit 11: Nominalization of German Verbs
Nominalization can be defined as verbs or adjectives acting as nouns. It is a small but important topic in German Grammar.
Unit 12: Adjective Endings in the Nominative Case
Adjective endings in nominative case after:
- definite article,
- indefinite article,
- without article
in the masculine, feminine, neuter and plural nouns.
How to make plural nouns in German?
- Nouns that do not change in their plural forms
- Nouns that add umlaut in their plural forms
- Nouns that add an ending -e and/or an umlaut to their plural forms
- Nouns that form plural by adding endings -n and -en
- Nouns that form plural by adding endings -er
- Nouns that add ending "-s" to their plural forms
- Nouns that double the last word
- Foreign nouns and their plural forms
- Nouns that are used only in singular form
- Nouns that are used only in plural forms
Learn counting in German:
- German numbers 1 to 10
- German numbers 11 to 20
- German numbers 21 to 30
- German numbers 31 to 101
- German numbers 200 to 1001
- German numbers from 100,000 to trillion
- Commas and periods in German numbers
Unit 15: Accusative Case in German
The most important and widely used case in the German language:
- Revision of nominative case
- What is Accusative case?
- Articles in the accusative case
- Indicators of quantity in German language
Unit 16: Accusative Pronouns in German
German pronouns decline according to the grammatical case. This unit explains pronouns in the accusative case.
- Personal pronouns in the accusative case
- Demonstrative pronouns in the accusative case
- Possessive pronouns in the accusative case
- Reflexsive pronouns in the accusative case
Unit 17: German Accusative Prepositions
Prepositions that take an accusative (indirect object) are:
Unit 18: Basic Questions in German
Asking questions in German with interrogative pronouns (W-questions)
German interrogative pronouns are:
- Was? (what?)
- Warum?, Wieso? (why?)
- Wer? (who?)
- Wen? (whom?)
- Wo? (where?)
- Woher? (where from?)
- Wohin? (where to?)
- Wie? (how? what like?)
- Wann? (when?)
- Welcher? (which?)
Unit 19: Yes No Questions in German
Asking questions in German without interrogative pronouns (Yes-No questions)
German for beginners book A2