For students and teachers of German as a foreign language. A new and comprehensive approach to one of Europe's major languages. From the producers of Learn French by Podcast.
20 'Shall we go out this evening?'
11:16It's often the case that we make suggestions to each other - to go to the cinema, to go out for something to eat, to go for a drink. That's the focus of our discussion in this lesson.
19 Talking about the weather
11:35A common topic of conversation is the weather. That will be our focus in this lesson. We'll begin with a conversation between Frau Meier and Herr Mueller who are neighbours but who, nonetheless, address each other formally.
18 'What would you like to eat this evening?...'
10:37In this lesson, Martin and Stefanie are discussing what to eat this evening. The possibilities are endless. Let's consider some of those possibilities in this lesson.
17 'Excuse me... could you recommend a good restaurant, please?...'
9:22In this lesson, Frau Weber has arrived in Stuttgart. She doesn't know the city, however, and is looking for a good restaurant. She stops a passer-by to ask for a recommendation.
16 A trip to the baker's
9:31When away on a trip, chances are that you'll pay a visit to a bakery to sample some fine local patisseries. Let's do just that in this lesson. We'll start with a dialogue between the shop assistant and Herr Schmidt.
15 Buying something at the pharmacy
16:00If you're on vacation or on business abroad, it's almost a given that, at some stage you'll need to pay a visit to the local pharmacy. That's the focus of our attention in this lesson.
14 Talking about a family member
9:31In the last lesson, Paul and Sabine were talking about Paul's sister, Steffi. Let's add some more detail to the discussion this time. We'll hear more about Steffi, and why she is feeling a little stressed at the moment.
13 More about you...
9:15In a previous lesson, we discovered how to introduce oneself. This time, we'll see how to discuss one's own family. In our role-play, Paul talks to Sabine about himself... and his sister.
12 A trip to the local market
12:54This lesson involves a trip to the local market. We'll discuss some more numbers and, of course, discover the names of some common grocery items.
11 'A ticket to the city centre, please...'
12:39Buying a ticket - for the theatre, to a concert, for a bus to the city centre - is a common task. Let's see how to go about doing just that in this lesson. We also talk about directions. The setting for our dialogue is a bus station: Herr Schmidt needs to find out how to get to the city. Let's start with a short dialogue.