German for Beginners

German A1 Course
Both German and English belong to the Germanic family, but the German language is generally considered difficult for English speakers. This is against reality. The key to learning German easily and quickly is the correct sequence of learning. Some topics should be learned before others.

This website uses the easiest sequence of lessons/topics set by teachers of the German language. Even if you are using multiple sources to learn German, we recommend the following sequence of topics to follow. A range of German language courses, from basic to fluent everyday language is offered by Michael Schmitz. The effectiveness of these courses lies in their structure and his experience of teaching German in renowned institutions.


Lesson 1

  1. German alphabet and their pronunciations
  2. How to pronounce German words?

Lesson 2

  1. Diphthongs in German
  2. Consonant combinations in German

Lesson 3

  1. German nouns and their three genders
  2. Sentence structure in German

Lesson 4

  1. Definite article
  2. Indefinite article
  3. The word "kein"
  4. The word "das"
  5. Articles of compound nouns
  6. Sentence structure in German

Lesson 5

  1. Personal pronouns
  2. Possessive pronouns
  3. Demonstrative pronouns

Lesson 6

  1. Verb sein (to be) in present and its conjugation
  2. Negation with "nicht"
  3. Difference between "kein" and "nicht"
  4. Sentence structure with "nicht"

Lesson 7

  1. The verb sein (to be) in imperfect
  2. Forming question with verb sein

Lesson 8

  1. Verb haben (to have)
  2. Forming question with "haben"

Lesson 9

  1. Present (tense) in German
  2. Conjugation of regular verbs
  3. Conjugation of irregular verbs

Lesson 10

  1. Modal Verbs in German
  2. Sentence structure with modal verbs
  3. Conjugation of modal verbs in present

Lesson 11

  1. Nominalization of verbs

Lesson 12

  1. Adjective endings in nominative case

Lesson 13

  1. How to make plural nouns in German?

Lesson 14

  1. Numbers in German

Lesson 15

  1. Accusative case
  2. Declension of articles in accusative
  3. Indicators of quantity in German

Lesson 16

  1. Personal pronouns in accusative case
  2. Demonstrative pronouns in accusative case
  3. Possessive pronouns in accusative case
  4. Reflexive pronouns

Lesson 17

  1. Prepositions with accusative case

Lesson 18

  1. Asking questions in German with interrogative pronouns (W-questions)

Lesson 19

  1. Asking questions in German without interrogative pronouns (Yes-No questions)