German Beginners Guide
This guide was written for German beginners that don’t know where to start learning the German language. The German language is known by an estimated one-hundred forty million across Europe and around the world. German is tied with French as the most learned second language in the European Union. The importance of German as played a crucial role for centuries in Europe and on the world stage.
The most important thing you need to have before you start learning German. You need to have a reason to learn German. To keep you properly motivated towards your goal of becoming fluent with German. Motivation to learn will be your biggest challenge to determine if you’ll be successful or not. So focus on a reason to keep you interest and motivation for the long haul .
Familiarizes Yourself with the German Alphabet And German Numbers
Learning to read the German Alphabet should be the first stop for German beginners. The German Alphabet has four more letters then the English Alphabet and different pronunciation too. The Extra letters of the German Alphabet are ä, ö, ü and ß(ä, ö, ü each have upper and lower case versions as well). German numbers are just alike English numbers except for different pronunciation. Further information about both the German Alphabet and German Numbers linked below
German Vocabulary and Phrases
Logical next step for German beginners after learning the German Alphabet would be to start developing your German vocabulary with German words and phrases. I put together two posts of German vocabulary and one post of German phrases for German beginners to start building their knowledge of German Words and Phrases.
The German grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the German language. German sentence structure follows a Subject-Verb-Object pattern. German Nouns can be either masculine, feminine, and neuter. German Nouns and Pronouns are always capitalized. German Verbs have different endings to the words depending on which tense of the word is used. German Adjectives vary depending on which gender and case of the noun they are describing. More information about German grammar can be found below.
Consider Using a Language Learning Program
If your really serious about learning German and want to maximize your time then you should consider using an German language course to further aide you in your quest to learn German. There are several great programs out there that deliver a great language learning experience. The advantages of a language learning program is the organization and having a next step already lined up. Most break down the lessons into 30 minute intervals that can fit into any type of schedule. Flexibly to retry a lesson to make sure you understand what you are learning and give you confidence in succeeding. Examples of great German language programs can be found below.