Beginner's German A1
Get started in German properly
This German online course offers offers a variety of techniques for every learning style.
My thought-through system, a crystal clear course structure and access to a community of like-minded German learners will make the German learning process easy to follow and enjoyable.
Learn whenever and wherever you want in your very own pace without unnecessary competition and peace of mind.
Who is this course for?
You (want to) live or work in Germany
and are motivated to improve all your German skills quickly
You’ve tried to learn German on your own
with apps like Duolingo or Babbel, and reached a point where you got frustrated and (almost) gave up on it
You're a Germanophile
maybe you love German cars, our engineering, outstanding soccer teams, or our renowned German cuisine (just kidding)
What you’ll learn
Learn everything you need to get from scratch to level A1CEFR. You'll improve all skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. All necessary materials, vocabulary, and grammar lessons are contained in this course.
Learn how to be efficient and effective in German learning so that you can spend your precious lifetime on things you enjoy the most.
Lots of video- and audio training supported by text.
50 lessons that you can work through at your own pace.
Powerful learning techniques useful also for your time after having reached level A1.
Take your first steps in German securely
Why choose us
A Simple but Powerful Approach
No grammar tables or word lists to memorise. Those things you will learn intuitively with my approach.
I have broken down the German Grammar to bite sized pieces, explained in simple English.
Instant Feedback, Instant Answers
Access our extensive database of answers just one click away.
It is fun and engaging
Forget boring textbooks. Go through a detective story specifically written for smarterGerman learners
With our Free Trial you will get full access to all my five main language courses for a period of 3 days.
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After telling myself for years that I could never, ever get to B1 standard, I got 84.5% on the exam!!! Michael has changed my way of learning languages for life.
Michael’s humor was the cream on top of the delicous cake that my German learning turned into.
Working with smarterGerman got me to open up and start talking, long before I would consider that I can form sentences correctly.
My main aim is to make the German learning process easy to follow and enjoyable.
Benefit from (my) 20 years of insight in the field. I used to teach in several language schools in different countries until I got frustrated with their system of teaching.
Life is way too short not to enjoy learning German. School worked hard to take the joy out of this otherwise beautiful experience. Let’s rekindle that fire.