German lessons are designed to build your vocabulary, grammar and reading and listening comprehension skills. You’ll also learn about the culture of the people who speak the language and have a chance to practice your pronunciation. Each lesson features a video with native speakers and interactive exercises. And our Review feature reminds you of what you’ve learned when you’re most at risk of forgetting it, ensuring that new German words and phrases make it into your long-term memory.
Learning German is a worthwhile endeavor. It’s one of the most important languages in the world, and it can help you gain a competitive edge at work, connect with people from all over the world, and explore Germany’s rich cultural heritage in its original form.
It’s easier than you think. German and English belong to the same Germanic language family, so many German words sound similar to their English counterparts. For instance, chin becomes Kinn in German, and water becomes Wasser. And if you already know the Latin alphabet, you have a big head start with German pronunciation, since there are no strange rules for pronouncing some letters like in Spanish or the umlauts on certain vowels (a, o and u) as in French.
Besides being one of the most widely spoken native languages in the world, it’s a treasure trove of literary masterpieces by writers such as Goethe, Kafka and Brecht, and revolutionary philosophers like Kant, Nietzsche and Hegel. Moreover, some of the greatest composers and artists in history were from Germany, such as Beethoven, Bach and Wagner. German lessons