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For students and teachers of German as a foreign language. A new and comprehensive approach to one of Europe's major languages. From the producers of Learn French by Podcast.
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20 'Shall we go out this evening?'

11:16 | May 24th, 2011

It's often the case that we make suggestions to each other - to go to the cinema, to go out for something to eat, to go for a drink. That's the focus of our discussion in this lesson.
19 Talking about the weather

11:35 | May 24th, 2011

A common topic of conversation is the weather. That will be our focus in this lesson. We'll begin with a conversation between Frau Meier and Herr Mueller who are neighbours but who, nonetheless, address each other formally.
18 'What would you like to eat this evening?...'

10:37 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, Martin and Stefanie are discussing what to eat this evening. The possibilities are endless. Let's consider some of those possibilities in this lesson.
17 'Excuse me... could you recommend a good restaurant, please?...'

09:22 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, Frau Weber has arrived in Stuttgart. She doesn't know the city, however, and is looking for a good restaurant. She stops a passer-by to ask for a recommendation.
16 A trip to the baker's

09:31 | May 24th, 2011

When away on a trip, chances are that you'll pay a visit to a bakery to sample some fine local patisseries. Let's do just that in this lesson. We'll start with a dialogue between the shop assistant and Herr Schmidt.
15 Buying something at the pharmacy

16:00 | May 24th, 2011

If you're on vacation or on business abroad, it's almost a given that, at some stage you'll need to pay a visit to the local pharmacy. That's the focus of our attention in this lesson.
14 Talking about a family member

06:39 | May 24th, 2011

In the last lesson, Paul and Sabine were talking about Paul's sister, Steffi. Let's add some more detail to the discussion this time. We'll hear more about Steffi, and why she is feeling a little stressed at the moment.
13 More about you...

09:15 | May 24th, 2011

In a previous lesson, we discovered how to introduce oneself. This time, we'll see how to discuss one's own family. In our role-play, Paul talks to Sabine about himself... and his sister.
12 A trip to the local market

12:54 | May 24th, 2011

This lesson involves a trip to the local market. We'll discuss some more numbers and, of course, discover the names of some common grocery items.
11 'A ticket to the city centre, please...'

12:39 | May 24th, 2011

Buying a ticket - for the theatre, to a concert, for a bus to the city centre - is a common task. Let's see how to go about doing just that in this lesson. We also talk about directions. The setting for our dialogue is a bus station: Herr Schmidt nee...Show More
10 'I'd like a bouquet of flowers, please...'

08:50 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, we'll discuss some numbers, and some colours, as as we buy a bouquet of flowers at the florist. Let's start with a role-play between Herr Meier and the florist...
09 Ordering something in a coffee shop

07:35 | May 24th, 2011

Our task in this lesson will be to order something in a coffee shop. We'll make use of key vocabulary, including the verbs 'helfen', 'trinken' and 'essen'. But that's only the beginning...
08 'Is Mr Smith here?'

08:31 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson's dialogue, Herr Meier calls into an office looking for Herr Schmidt. Herr Schmidt is away, however. Herr Meier must arrange to come back again later.
07 Talking about family, Part II

11:17 | May 24th, 2011

This lesson expands on our discussion of family from the previous lesson. Frau Meier and Herr Schmidt bump into each other in the park. Though they are living in the same apartment block, it's the first time they have actually engaged in conversation...Show More
06 Talking about family, Part I

10:29 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, we talk about family. In her conversation with Markus, Isabel talks about the people in a photograph she is holding.
05 Discussing flight plans

10:06 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, Andrea and Frank are in an airport lounge. They briefly discuss where they're flying to. We'll pick up useful expressions, including the verbs for 'to fly' and 'to travel'.
04 Talking about work

09:31 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, Mr Meier meets Ms Mueller. They speak briefly about their work. Let's hear about what they do and whether or not Herr Meier likes his job.
03 Introducing oneself

06:17 | May 24th, 2011

In this lesson, Herr Meier bumps into Frau Schmidt, his new neighbour, for the first time. Their brief conversation contains some basic - but very important - expressions.
02 The German Alphabet

11:53 | May 24th, 2011

What is someone asks you to spell your surname, in the bank or post office, or when making a reservation? We cannot get far in German without knowing the alphabet. Let's familiarise ourselves with the key sounds and pronunciations in this lesson.
01 'Are you German?'

05:50 | May 24th, 2011

In this first lesson, our goal is to get a feel for the sounds of German. We start with a very short exchange between two people on a flight who are essentially talking about their nationality. It is our first encounter with the key verb 'sein'. We w...Show More