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German for Beginners and Travelers

 

September 14th - December 7th, 2022

9 live Zoom sessions + 2 online lessons + conversation classes

Plus: immediate access to online courses

Are you looking for a beginner's German class which

  • meets regularly, but not every week?
  • helps you understand and actually use German grammar?
  • has additional conversation classes and online courses?

Then this is the class for you.

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Hear all about this class directly from Frau Warner:

Let's summarize:

Here everything is included:

9 live Zoom sessions of 90 minutes


Download and keep the whiteboards

2 online lessons specific to this class (work at your pace)

Attend additional Conversation Classes

A forum and ZOOM meeting dedicated to this class

4+ months of access to online courses and activities

Enjoy a night off every month.

Having a class every single week can be tough. That's why we take a night off each month.

Freizeit muss auch sein. (Freetime is also necessary.)

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We use German language learning books from Germany.

The book we will use have been written to help you learn to speak German: Herzlich Willkommen! Einstiegskurs Deutsch and it is readily available in the US. You can order it via the link in the FAQs.

Materials from Frau Warner

We will also use materials that I have personally crafted for German learners to help you learn the basics and to get a handle on German.

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

In this class you will learn the vital basics of:

  • How to introduce yourself professionally and informally
  • How to greet people, say thank you, and say good-bye
  • How to order in a café, pay your bill, and how much tip to give
    • Vocabulary on beverages and food
    • How to talk about food allergies/sensitivities
    • What to expect in a German supermarket or at the Farmer's Market
  • How to ask about and tell the time, and read a train schedule
  • How to talk about the weather
  • How to get help, find a pharmacy, ask for a doctor, and request an interpreter
  • Grammar:
    • Statement sentences
    • Verb conjugations
    • Yes-No Questions (Ja-/Nein-Fragen)
    • Open-Ended Questions (W-Fragen)
    • Commands (Imperativ)

Download and keep the whiteboards.

We use the whiteboard extensively in class.

It's yours to download and save at the end of every class.

To the right is a sample whiteboard from an actual class on the conjugations of the verb lesen (to read) and its use in real sentences.

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No grades. No tests. No finals. I promise.

So einfach ist es. (It's that simple.)

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.

What about the additional Conversation Classes?

You also get to attend monthly Conversation Classes with other German learners in other classes and in private lessons. There are two kinds of conversation classes: Konversationskurse and Kaffeeklatsch.

Konversationskurse are one-hour classes on specific topics like reflexive verbs or using the Passiv.

Kaffeeklatsch is a relaxed, one-hour conversation for everyone. It's always on Saturdays at 11 am Central and is guided by Frau Warner. It is by far the most popular conversation class.

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So who are you, Frau Warner?

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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.

Here is the Class Schedule.

We'll meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7.30 pm Central Time.

A1-Kurs-Plan

As a student in this class you will receive calendar events for the 9 live sessions that you can download and import into your calendar.

FAQs

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,
  • 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 the vital basics.

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

We will use the book Herzlich Willkommen / Einstiegskurs Deutsch ISBN: 9783061217785. It was written for people new to Germany, and we will use plenty of materials Frau Warner has made, too.

Herzlich Willkommen is available at Ibiservice.com or at your favorite bookstore.

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.

Your class will have two online lessons specific to this session. These two digital lessons are for you to work through at your pace.

In addition, once your tuition is paid, you will have immediate access to the online courses and activities Frau Warner has made and will make through January 14th, 2023 zum Beispiel (for example):

  • German Vocabulary Masterclass, a 4-week class on mastering your personal vocabulary learning techniques
  • 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.

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 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 will be recorded and made available, but not the class itself. 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.

Your all-inclusive tuition: $358

Book not included. See the FAQs above for book information.

9, 90-min. live sessions on Wednesdays 6-7.30 pm Central time

2 online lessons specific to this class (work at your pace)

Download and keep the whiteboards

Dedicated forum and ZOOM Meeting

 Additional, monthly Conversation Classes

Immediate access to online courses and activities through January 14, 2023

Learn lots of German with Frau Warner

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