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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering German verb tenses will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the verb tenses in German. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in identifying and understanding German verb tenses
- 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 verb tenses
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra German learning resources
How It Works:
- Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the German Verb Tenses 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.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a German verb tense unit of a standard German language course. Topics covered include:
- The German future and future perfect tense
- Simple past tense in German
- The German imperative and negative imperative form
- Present perfect and past perfect tense in German
1. German Future Tense
In this lesson we will learn how to formulate and properly use the future tense in German using both the present tense and the verb ''werden'' ('to become').
2. German Future Perfect Tense
In this lesson we will learn how to formulate and use the future perfect tense in German. This tense is similar to the English and is used to express what in the future will be a past event.
3. German Simple Past Tense
What happens in the past stays in the past, but we still need to talk and write about it sometimes. In German they have one past tense for spoken language and one for the written language. This lesson intends to teach you about the written form; the simple past.
4. German Past Perfect Tense
In today's lesson, we are going to take a look at the German past perfect tense. We will learn how to build it and see some examples of how to use it in different sentences.
5. German Present Perfect Tense
In today's lesson, we will talk about the ''Perfekt,'' the past tense in German. We will see how to form this tense with different verbs and also see how to use it.
6. German Imperative Form
In the lesson we will learn how to formulate and use the imperative form in both the formal and informal, which is a verb form used for giving commands.
7. German Preterite Tense: Grammar, Verbs & Conjugation
In this lesson, we will take a look at the German preterite tense. We'll see when to use it and how to form it for regular, irregular and other special verbs.
8. Imperatives for Giving Suggestions in German
When making suggestions or telling someone else what to do, we need to use the imperative form. This German language lesson will teach you how to do that in many different situations.
9. German Preterite vs. Perfect Tense
What are the differences and similarities between two German past tenses - the preterite and the perfect? In this lesson, we'll learn the characteristics of these two tenses and how to make and use them in different situations.
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