Free course

Beginners’ German: Places and people

Free statement of participation on completion

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 range of situations.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the singular forms of personal pronouns, singular forms of the regular verb kommen and generalisations using man
  • use improved vocabulary and pronunciation related to place names, numbers 0–10, countries, finding out what is available when ordering and paying for things, ordering and paying for food
  • understand the cultures of places and people in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, German-speaking minorities
  • address people, imitate German pronunciation, and read for gist
  • learned how to work out meanings from the contexts.