The German Alphabet - a complete guide to pronunciation

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MOOC
Payment
Learning paid
Language
English
Duration
3.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Say the German alphabet
Understand when people spell words in German
Be able to spell words in German
Be able to spell email addresses in German
Be able to read German words, whether known or unknown
Be able to read vowels or diphthongs within a German word correctly
Be able to read consonants and their combinations within German words correctly
About the course

This updated course is the complete guide to the German alphabet.

You will learn

  • how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet in German, including the extra letters ä, ö, ü and ß
  • how to spell email addresses and other words in German
  • how to spell words using the German spelling alphabet

You will also learn

  • how the letters sound within a word, all the vowels, consonants and letter combinations
  • how German words sound so that you can pronounce them, even if you don't know them

Listening exercises will reinforce what you have learned. And there is an option to practise some tongue twisters.

Anybody who has started learning German or has an interest in the German language will benefit from this course.

Intermediate or advanced German learners probably won't need this course but may still have fun practising their listening skills.

Program
Introduction to Udemy and the instructor, useful for anybody new to Udemy
This section tells you what you will get in this course and how to use this course (especially for new Udemy students)
Introduction to the course
How to navigate inside this course
This lecture is particularly useful for first time Udemy students as it navigates around the screen. Feel free to ignore it if this isn't your first course. In the dashboard you can tick the little square to the LEFT of this lecture to turn it blue and mark as completed.
About the instructor
Feel free to ignore this video if this isn't your first course. In the dashboard you can tick the little circle on the right of this lecture to turn it blue and mark as completed.
The Alphabet
At the end of this section students will be able to spell words in German
Introduction
Just a quick intro to the course!
The German alphabet from A to M
In this video we cover the first 13 letters of the alphabet
The German alphabet from N to Z
In this video we cover the last 13 letters of the alphabet
Activity: test your listening skills 1
Get yourself comfortable with pen and paper and get ready to listen to some words I spell.
Were you right? Answers to first listening exercise

Here are the answers to the first listening test. No peeping until AFTER you've done the listening!!!

Those extra German letters
Listen to the pronunciation of the letters ä, ö, ü and ß.
Activity: test your listening skills 2
Have your pen and paper ready again for a second listening exercise.
Requirements
  • All you need is a pen and paper for the listening exercises.
  • You may also want to sit in a quiet room without too much background noise.
Lecturers
Angelika Davey
Angelika Davey
experienced German tutor & translator teaching on & offline
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