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A1 German Class Online

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This evening class is A1 German. It's the first level of German learning, and we'll work in chapter 3 of our book studio [21] A1. As always, we will adjust and adapt these topics to the learners in the class.

This is an ongoing class which meets in 6-week sessions. If you'd like to join this group, please read on!

What to Expect:

Live Zoom classes with Frau Warner

We'll meet on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 am to 12 noon CST. It's on Zoom, but not like that. We'll interact and converse, and we'll use the whiteboard.

Download and keep the whiteboards

The whiteboards will also be stored in the private class forum so you can refer back to them at any time.

Access to online courses and activities

Your tuition includes all of the online courses and activities Frau Warner has created for other clients.

Your A1 German Class Schedule

This class meets in 6-week sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6-7.30 pm Central time. Session dates for this class are currently (subject to change):

March 8 - April 12 - currently in-session

April 26 - May 31

June 14 - July 26 (July 5th is a holiday)

August: only conversation classes

September 20 - October 25

November 8 - December 13 (no class November 22nd, only 5 sessions)

Calendar events will be available for you to import into your electronic calendar.

Please note that if you are in North America and your state/province doesn't change to Daylight Savings Time, you will need to adjust your schedule accordingly.

Who else is going to take this class?

This class is for adults 18 and up who are new to German, are beginning again, or are going to travel in a German-speaking country.

Whether you want to see if German is right for you or you know you want to learn German as a hobby, this is a fantastic place to start. Or perhaps you want to travel in, live in, or work in a German-speaking country.

Everyone here is interested in the same thing: speaking German.


“You really put so much work into making this an amazing learning environment.”



“Frau Warner knows how to engage everyone at their level of knowledge and bring them along to better understanding of the German language.”



“Frau Warner is patient but thorough, which is necessary for adults learning a foreign language.”


Which materials will we use?

We will use a combination of these

Real German books

We use German language learning books from Germany.

The books we will use are A1 books which are readily available in the US or in Europe. You can order them via the link in the FAQs.

Materials made by Frau Warner

We will also use worksheets and reference materials that I have personally crafted for German learners to help you learn to speak German.

Sometimes we use real-life materials from German-language websites, brochures, and advertisements, too.

What we won't use...

No grades.

No tests.

No finals.

I promise.

So who are you, Frau Warner?

Hallo, ich heiße Warner, Nicole Warner!NicoleWarnerHeadshot_eyes5x5.jpg

I first learned German when I was in my early 20’s. I had tried taking German in college and it was a DISASTER. I was constantly worried about the grade, the book we used was ridiculously confusing, and my teacher just couldn’t explain the concepts clearly.

Then in 2003 I moved to Germany and took a different kind of German course, one without a final grade, with books for learning German (not textbooks). I learned to speak German so well that when I speak German with native speakers, they think that I'm German. I'm not, although I do love a good bike commute. I now speak German at a near-native level and I've received the Zertifikat C2, the highest level of German speaking certification available. I’ve been teaching German in-person and online since 2010. I’m also certified to teach German as a Foreign Language and I teach it the way I was taught to speak it.


What questions do you have?

Here are more specifics about to this class, including how to order the book, the additional supplies you'll need, and more.

Please read it thoroughly.

This class is for you if:

  • you are relatively new to German and you've already learned the basics of numbers, phone numbers, as well as sein and haben. Basically if you know what's in the first 3-4 chapters of the A1 book, you're good to go.
  • you've tried learning German before and you're ready to give it another go, and/or
  • you're going to take a trip to Germany/Austria/Switzerland and want to learn a bit beyond the vital basics.

If you are still unsure, please contact Frau Warner for a free, no-strings-attached assessment.

We will use an A1 book specifically written for people new to German, and we will use plenty of materials Frau Warner has made, too.

You will need these three books, all of which are readily available at Ibiservice.com or your preferred bookseller:

  1. studio 21 A1 Kurs- und Übungsbuch mit DVD-ROM ISBN 9783065205269  (Ibiservice Link)
  2. studio 21 A1 Intensivtraining mit Hörtexten ISBN 9783065205702 (Ibiservice Link)
  3. studio 21 A1 Glossary German - English ISBN 9783065205597 (Ibiservice Link)

You'll need the book, of course (see above), a pencil/pen, a notebook, and a 3-ring binder.

If you have a printer, great, if not, you can use the PDFs as digital documents or you can write the page(s) out by hand.

Once your tuition is paid, you will have immediate access to the online courses and activities Frau Warner has made, zum Beispiel (for example):

  • Stube Radio A1: Listening Exercises made specifically for A1-level learners.
  • Landeskunde: Applied geography lessons on a variety of topics from the German-speaking countries.
  • German Pronunciation (in progress).

You do NOT need a Zoom account. Everything for this class runs via the GermanWithNicole.com Zoom account.

On a laptop or desktop computer (PC or Mac) you can simply enter the full URL link for this class into your browser and that way you don't have to download Zoom.

If you are on an iPad, iPhone, SmartPhone or Android tablet, you do need to download the Zoom app. I do NOT recommend using Zoom on Chrome, as it historically it has functioned poorly.

Yes! We work on authentic pronunciation regularly so you can grow confidently in your speaking.

There are no refunds should you quit the class. If you should quit the class, I reserve the right to bring another student into the class.

Höchstens 12 Teilnehmer. (Class size is capped at 12.)

If there is more interest in this class than that, I reserve the right to add additional students or to open another section on a different day.

If it's uncomfortable for you to talk about yourself, you are welcome to make up answers. The goal is to speak in German, so say what you can say. Das ist gut genug. (That is good enough.)

Das wäre schade. (That would be a bummer.) You'll still be able to download the whiteboards and use the group forum to ask questions. If you ask nicely, another student will likely meet with you to bring you up to speed. :) In regards to recordings, please see that question below.

Some of my (Frau Warner's) speaking might be recorded and made available, but not the class itself. If I record anything, I will make it abundantly clear when I begin and end recording. If you ask a question your voice will be recorded, or if you'd prefer you can type your question into the chat. You will not be recorded.

If you are of legal drinking age in the jurisdiction where you are when class is in session, then it's OK by me. We'll stick to the German maxim Alles in Maßen. - everything in moderation.

German A1 class tuition $315.

Live Zoom classes with Frau Warner
Download and keep the whiteboards
Dedicated forum and ZOOM Meeting
Access to online courses and activities
Learn to speak German with Frau Warner

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