A1 German Class - Daytime!

Guten Morgen! ūüĆě

This Wednesday late morning class from 10 - 11.30 CT (11 - 12.30 during Daylight Savings time) is an A1 German class for absolute beginners. If you don't speak any German, it's A-OK with us! It's especially good for Germanophiles, Swissophiles, Austrophiles, book lovers, (over)thinkers, word collectors, geeks, knowledge seekers, and (recovering) perfectionists.

Who is this A1 class right for?

It's right for you if:

  • you speak no German.
  • you want to learn a few things.
    • We'll start out with greetings and ordering in a caf√© so you can do what you need to do.
  • you once learned a little of German, and need to start at the very beginning.

The beginning is a very good place to start.

This is the start of an ongoing class which meets in 6-week sessions. It is a "cohort" model.

What to Expect:

Live Zoom classes with Frau Warner

We'll meet on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 11.30 am CST. When we move to Daylight Savings Time, then we'll meet from 11 am to 12.30 pm CDT.

This class is 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 is a 6-week class which meets on Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11.30 pm Central time. (That's 6 am in Hawaii, 8 am in California, 9 am in Wyoming, 10 am in Chicago, 11 noon in New York, 4 pm in London, and 5 pm in Berlin.)

For this session we'll meet on:

  • March 13
  • March 20
  • March 27
  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 17

When you register for this session, you will automatically receive electronic calendar events via email.

Future session dates will be made available as we progress through the year. When we move to Daylight Savings Time, we'll move to 11 am Central, thus still 6 am in Hawaii, 9 am in California, 10 am in Wyoming, etc.)

Who else is going to take this class?

This class is for adults 18 and up who love German.

Your fellow German learners are Germanophiles, Austrophiles, and Swissophiles, perfectionists, geeks, bookworms, and thinkers from different careers and walks of life. Some learn German as a hobby, while others travel in, live in, or want to work in a German-speaking country. Everyone is interested in the same thing: speaking German.

Since this class is for people completely new to German, we'll plan on working through 1 chapter per 6-week session at first, so it's enough to be a good challenge without overwhelming you. We speak as much German as possible in-class, even if it's only a few short words to start with.


‚ÄúFrau Warner knows how to engage everyone at their level of knowledge and bring them along to better understanding of the German language.‚ÄĚ

Herr W.


‚ÄúYou're like the lab partner everybody wants to work with!‚ÄĚ



‚ÄúFrau Warner is patient but thorough, which is necessary for adults learning a foreign language.‚ÄĚ

Herr B.

Which materials will we use?

We will use a combination of these

Really 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 below, which is also 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.

These Really German Books:

You will need these three books, all of which are readily available at Ibiservice.com (or call IBIService.com at 800-277-4247) 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)

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 new to German or you've tried learning with apps and websites but simply can't get any further,
    • rest assured this is a VERY common experience for my clients
  • you are relatively new to German and perhaps you've already learned the basics, but you want guidance
  • you've tried learning German before and you're ready to give it another go!

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):

  • German Vocabulary Masterclass
  • Lernen lernen - Learning how to learn and homework skills
  • Stube Radio - Listening exercises for German learners. Genuine news articles, but only pleasant topics.

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. Most classes have between 4 and 8 learners in them.

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.

11.00 am Central is 6.00 pm Central European time, so it's all good.

 German A1: Wednesdays 10-11.30 CT


Live Zoom classes with Frau Warner

Calendar files to download

Download and keep the whiteboards

Dedicated, private class forum

Includes online courses and activities


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