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.
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