Index of Video Lectures and Vocabulary Resources

Index of Video Lectures and Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary overviews [searchable Word docs!]

To review the vocabulary for each chapter, go to the German 101 Quizlet folder (Kapitel 1-6) or the German 102 Quizlet folder (Kapitel 7-11) - or check out this advice for making your own flashcards.

Suggested procedure:

  • Work on one chapter at a time; rotate through earlier chapters regularly
  • 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 can be fun & effective. Keep them simple & picture them!
    • Can't think of a sentence right away? Just say the word out loud and move on.
    • Here are some ideas for forming simple sentences quickly.

The mobile app versions of our Univ. of Michigan Flashcard Program use spaced repetition, which is MUCH more effective than just rotating through cards. Unfortunately, the program's "back end" is built on Flash ==> we are phasing it out and moving to Quizlet for now. For German 101/102, the vocabulary database for the Umich flashcard program is based on the 2nd edition of Vorsprung. The overlap with the current 4th edition vocabulary is about 80% ==> using the Umich program will still be very useful, but not perfect.

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

Comprehension check [online exercise]

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

End-of-chapter worksheet

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

Vocabulary check [online exercise]:

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

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

Comprehension check [online exercise]

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

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

Vocabulary check [online exercise]:

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

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

Vocabulary check [online exercise]:

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

Vocabulary worksheet

Vocabulary check [online exercise]

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

Kapitel 9, Teil 1 Main topics:

  • Relative clauses
  • Introduction to Subjunctive II
    • würde + infinitive
    • hätte & wäre

Comprehension check [online exercise]

Vocabulary handout

Vocabulary worksheet

Vocabulary check [online exercise]

  • See 20 items at a time, with option to "submit score"
  • See all items in item bank; no "submit" option [not available yet]

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

Vocabulary check [online exercise]

Kapitel 11, Teil 2 Main topics:

  • Passive Voice
  • Summary of the uses of werden

Comprehension check [online exercise]

End-of-chapter worksheet