About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering German sentence construction will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn these German grammar rules. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to adhere to the German grammar rules for creating both basic and complex sentences
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning German (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about German sentence construction
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra German learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the German Sentence Construction chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the German Sentence Construction chapter exam to be prepared.
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- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a sentence construction unit of a standard German course. Topics covered include:
- Basic rules for German sentence structure
- Complex sentence structure examples
- Word order and format for asking questions in German
- Question words
- Indefinite and definite articles
- Distinguishing the passive voice in German
- Weil and Denn
- Command words in German
- Guidelines for letter writing in German
1. Basic German Sentence Structure Rules
Knowing a few key phrases in German might be enough to see you through a long weekend in Berlin, but if you want to really be able to communicate, you'll need to learn how to structure your sentences correctly.
2. Complex German Sentence Structure
When we first start learning a language, we often feel as though we sound like small children. After all, we only know how to make simple single-clause sentences. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use more complex German sentence structure.
3. How to Ask Questions in German: Format & Word Order
The best way to get to know someone or to get the information you need is to ask questions. After today's lesson, you will be able to do just that - because you'll have learned how to perfectly structure questions in the German language.
4. German Question Words
In this lesson, it's all about learning how to ask questions with the appropriate question words in German. We will also get to know some useful question phrases to improve our German conversation skills.
5. Definite & Indefinite Articles in German
In this lesson we will learn the definite articles (the) and indefinite articles (a/an) in all of their German case forms (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive) and in the plural.
6. The German Passive Voice
The passive voice is often used to avoid identifying the subject of a sentence. The passive is very common in German, so this lesson helps you learn how to read it and use it yourself.
7. German Denn & Weil
In this lesson, we will explore the similarities and differences between two German words that both mean 'because.' We will learn how these two words are alike and different and how to use them correctly in a sentence.
8. German Command Words
In this lesson, we will look at German command words. These grammatical forms can be used in a variety of situations when you need to quickly direct someone else's behavior, often when there is no time to formulate a question.
9. How to Write a Letter in German
Nowadays much of our correspondence is done electronically, but that doesn't mean letters don't still get written. Today's lesson will teach you how to write both formal and informal letters in German.
10. German Contractions: Prepositions & Definite Articles
When we talk, most people have a tendency to want to get their ideas across as quickly and succinctly as possible. That's where contractions come in. Let's look at some of the contractions used in the German language.
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