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This is is the second course in the 3 Minute German series, and it consists of lessons 10 to 18. If you're familiar with all the words and phrases you learnt in course 1, then you're ready to jump straight in!
The good thing about the 3 Minute German courses is that everything you learn is recapped in later lessons, so you don't have to worry about going back to the start to refresh your memory (although you can if you want; it won't harm you!). Just like with the first course, at the end of every lesson are some recap practice exercises to make sure words and phrases you learnt previously are still secure in your memory.
In this course, you'll start to look at some different sentence structures in German. You'll be looking at some ways to ask questions and then you'll get an introduction to a very useful part of the language: verbs. All of this will open up the German language to you, giving you many more things to say. Don't worry if you've never come across verbs before, or if you've had a bad experience with learning grammar; everything in this book is explained in a simple and easy to understand way.
As well as the new structures, we'll be exploring some new topic areas including telling the time in German, booking taxis and asking where things are. We'll also look at an interesting linguistic feature in English called the Saxon Genitive, and we'll discover that it doesn't exist in German so we'll need ways to get around it.
The best way to tackle the trickier features of any language is to spread them out rather than looking at them all at once. Sometimes, when you open a foreign language instruction book, all the linguistic features of the language are introduced on the first page, and it can often be very off putting! In the 3 Minute German courses, I have broken them down and spread them about. We look at each particular feature when it crops up naturally in the order of the course. In this course, there are a few such features that need explaining in order to understand how some of the German structures work.
In this course, there are also some more Vocabulary Expansion Sheets for you to boost your French vocabulary.
I hope you enjoy 😊
What will I learn in this course?
Here's a handy contents page you can use to see a brief outline of what you'll learn in this course. It will also come in handy whenever you want to recap any particular part of the course - you'll be able to find the lesson quickly without having to trawl through videos!
Get the first three courses in one bundle
You can save money if you buy the first three courses together in one bundle (you can get further courses in bundles, too)
Full curriculum (watch the first few lessons for free)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12a (3:10)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12b (3:10)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12c (3:06)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12d (3:25)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12e (3:21)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12f (3:08)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12g (3:08)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12h (2:52)
- 3 Minute German - Lesson 12i (4:51)
Course 3, Building Structures and Grammar courses
As well as the 3 Minute German series, I've created anoter series called Building Structures in German
3 Minute German - Course 3 | Language lessons for beginners
Build on from the knowledge you learnt in Courses 1 and 2, and learn how to communicate in even more situations.
Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | German Grammar
Learn about how the German language is put together by breaking it down into its different sentence structures.
Once you have completed this course, if you would like to learn more German using the same method, you can find the next courses below:
3 Minute Languages series
3 Minute French - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7 | Course 8 | Course 9 | Course 10 | Course 11 | Course 12 | Course 13 | Course 14 | Course 15 | Course 16
3 Minute Spanish - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7
3 Minute Italian - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6 | Course 7
3 Minute German - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4 | Course 5 | Course 6
3 Minute Portuguese - Course 1 | Course 2 | Course 3 | Course 4
Building Structures series
Building Structures in French - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5 | Structure 6 | Structure 7 | Structure 8 | Structure 9
Building Structures in Spanish - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5
Building Structures in Italian - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4 | Structure 5
Building Structures in German - Structure 1 | Structure 2 | Structure 3 | Structure 4
Building Structures in Portuguese - Structure 1
Quick Guides series
French - Verbs 1
Spanish - Verbs 1
German - Verbs 1
Italian - Verbs 1
Portuguese - Verbs 1
Essential French grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect
Essential Spanish grammar - Future | Conditional | Imperfect
Further learning material
You can find plenty of articles and YouTube videos I've created to help you with your language learning. Find them all here:
YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_W8zw-DxvfU0lF_ojIm2mA
I hope you enjoy :-)