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Getting started with German 3 free course icon Level

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Getting started with German 3

You'll start this course by building your vocabulary with language to use whilst shopping, such as items of clothing, colours, and how to ask for help. Then, in Week 2, you'll learn how to talk about television programmes and statistics. The course will give you opportunity to practise expressing preferences, asking for and giving permission and...

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8 hrs
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Getting started with German 2 free course icon Level

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Getting started with German 2

Starting at a typical breakfast table in a German-speaking country, this course will build your vocabulary, teach you how to express your likes and dislikes and introduce you to grammatical concepts that will improve your ability to hold sophisticated conversations in German and understand more complex language in a variety of different ...

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6 hrs
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Getting started with German 1 free course icon Level

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Getting started with German 1

Almost 100 million people speak German as their main language. Most of them live in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, making German one of the most widely-used languages in Europe. Although now associated with economic success and advances in science and technology, German has a long-standing reputation as the language of poets and thinkers, die...

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6 hrs
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Intermediate German: The world of work free course icon Level

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Intermediate German: The world of work

This free course, Intermediate German: The world of work, concentrates on developing cultural knowledge and practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting in a variety of situations.

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8 hrs
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Beginners’ German: food and drink free course icon Level

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Beginners’ German: food and drink

This free course, Beginners' German: food and drink, provides materials that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The content focuses on food, restaurants and eating habits. The course also gives examples of how grammar, vocabulary, cultural aspects and study skills are taught by the OU in the Beginners' ...

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6 hrs
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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German free course icon Level

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Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German

This free course, Intermediate German: Understanding spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour-course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken German through video portraits of people in the German cities of Hamburg and Passau. It introduces you to naturally ...

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6 hrs
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Beginners’ German: Places and people free course icon Level

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Beginners’ German: Places and people

Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Beginners’ German: Places and people, will take you on a journey through German-speaking countries. You will read and hear about a range of places and people. This OpenLearn course will give you the opportunity to develop language skills which will help you to cope in a ...

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5 hrs
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Advanced German: Regional landscapes

German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Advanced German: Regional landscapes. You will describe images, make notes from a variety of sources, and write a short piece about the three-nations region around Lake Constance.

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15 hrs
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Advanced German: Language, culture and history free course icon Level

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Advanced German: Language, culture and history

If you already have a good working knowledge of the German language, this free course, Advanced German: Language, culture and history, will help to improve your language skills, knowledge of German-speaking societies and intercultural competence. It will also develop your critical and analytical skills as you study the geography and dialects of ...

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12 hrs