Index of Video Lectures and Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary overviews [searchable Word docs!]

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Suggested procedure:

  • Load the vocabulary for one chapter at a time
  • Spend 10-15 minutes at a time going through the cards. For each card, try to form a very simple sentence with the word as quickly as you can, and say it out loud
    • Your sentences can be as simple as "[Noun] ist groß/klein/abstrakt; Ich mag [Noun] (nicht); Ich [Verb] (nicht) gern; Ich bin (nicht) [Adjective/Adverb]
    • Absurd/surreal sentences that make you smile can also be effective at helping you learn the word.
    • If you can't think of a sentence right away, just say the word out loud and move on to the next card.
Video Lectures Comprehension checks for the video lectures, and end-of-chapter worksheets Vocabulary handouts & exercises by chapter
Kapitel 1 Main topics:

  • Formal commands
  • heißen & sein
  • Questions
  • der/das/die and ein/ein/eine
  • The pronouns er/es/sie
  • Nominative Case
  • Negation: kein vs nicht
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End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

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Kapitel 2 Main topics:

  • haben
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • gern
  • Accusative Case
  • Masculine N-nouns (Weak Nouns)
  • Verb in Position 2
  • Telling time
  • Separable verbs
  • The position of nicht & a review of nicht vs kein
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End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet 1

Vocabulary worksheet 2

Additional practice [external site:]

Kapitel 3 Main topics:

  • Present tense of stem-changing verbs
  • Accusative Pronouns
  • Nominative and Accusative of Possessive Adjectives
  • Coordinating Conjunctions: und, denn, sondern, aber, oder
  • lieber
  • The modal verbs möchte and können
  • wissen & kennen
  • Noun plurals
Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet 1

Vocabulary worksheet 2

Additional practice [external site:]

Kapitel 4 Main topics:

  • The Imperative
  • Modal verbs
  • Accusative prepositions
Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

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Kapitel 5 Main topics:

  • Conversational Past tense (das Perfekt)
  • Present tense verbs with seit, schon and erst
  • The subordinating conjunctions weil, dass and ob
  • Infinitive clauses with zu
  • Word order: What we've learned so far
Comprehension check [worksheet]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

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Kapitel 6 Main topics:

  • Dative Case
  • The subordinating conjunction wenn
  • Der-words
Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet 1

Vocabulary worksheet 2

Kapitel 7 Main topics:

  • Two-way prepositions
  • The verb pairs liegen/legen, stehen/stellen, hängen/hängen and sitzen/setzen
  • Time expressions
  • Word order: time, manner, place
  • The subordinating conjunction damit

Supplementary Video with great usage examples for the 2-way prepositions

Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet 1

Vocabulary worksheet 2

Additional practice [external site:]

Kapitel 8 Main topics:

  • Reflexive verbs
  • Future tense
  • Prepositional verbs
  • Da- and Wo-compounds
Comprehension check [worksheet]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

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Kapitel 9, Teil 1 Main topics:

  • Relative clauses
  • Introduction to Subjunctive II
    • würde + infinitive
    • hätte & wäre
Comprehension check [online exercise]

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

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Kapitel 9, Teil 2 Main topics

  • Adjective endings
  • Comparative & Superlative
Comprehension check [worksheet]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Kapitel 10 Main topics:

  • Narrative Past tense
  • Als, wenn, wann and ob
  • Word order in sentences beginning with a subordinate clause
  • Past Perfect tense and the conjunctions bevor & nachdem
  • Genitive Case
Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet 1

Vocabulary worksheet 2

Kapitel 11, Teil 1 Main topics:

  • Subjunctive II
Comprehension check [worksheet] Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

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Kapitel 11, Teil 2 Main topics:

  • Passive Voice
  • Summary of the uses of werden
Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet