German Made Simple: A Complete Course for Serious Learners

Learn to speak, write and understand German quickly and easily in order to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Created by Ingo Depner
Last updated 2/2019
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What you’ll learn

  • Greet and introduce yourself and others in German
  • Communicate successfully in everyday situations
  • Talk about your daily routine and discuss the weather
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings
  • Write, revise and proofread short texts in German
  • Pronounce German words correctly
  • Use German grammar with ease and fluency
  • Speak German with confidence


  • This is a beginners course requiring no previous knowledge of German
  • The language of instruction is English


  • Latest Update: February 2019
  • Join 20,000+ successful students who have already taken this course!
  • Instructor is available inside the course to answer questions and provide feedback


Learn the grammar, vocabulary and communication skills you need in order to become a fluent German speaker.

“Just dropping by to say thank you. I’ve used your German course to jump a few levels and then joined a physical class. Just got my B1 certificate last month (98% B1 proficiency, yay) and your online course had a good part in that.” – Viorel S

This German course is perfect if you want to:

  • master everyday situations in a German speaking country
  • communicate accurately what you want to say
  • be spontaneous in conversations and discussions
  • develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • pronounce German words like native speakers
  • use German grammar with ease and fluency

“Ingo has a ton of experience in German teaching. You can tell all of the best practices and good tips come to life here. His pace is perfect for the beginner so don’t be intimidated! Highly recommend.” – Gabriel John Rodriguez

Cover the basics and then progress fast

Whether you are a complete beginner, too busy for a language class, or needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, this is the perfect German course for you. It covers all four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to learn at your own pace. 

Grammar and vocabulary are taught through texts and dialogues based on everyday situations ranging from talking about interests and hobbies, daily routines to ordering food in a restaurant and making a doctor’s appointment. 

“This German course was great on many levels. It really outlines the basics and builds a solid foundation. Things are explained and taught in a simple and clear format. The progression is also very encouraging because one continues to build on previous lessons. I highly recommend this course!” – Peter Hamon

Start forming sentences after the very first lesson 

The language is approached in a functional and communicative way so that you can easily use what you have learned to communicate in German effectively. 

I have kept the grammatical explanations as simple and user-friendly as possible to allow you to progress at a steady pace but at the same time build up a sound understanding of how the language works and so build up your confidence.

“I love the approach the teacher uses. It’s all about immediate immersion in to full sentences, then he breaks down the parts of the sentences. He also encourages you to get out of the course to online forums and apps that will help build your vocabulary and connect you with native speakers. It’s really great and totally worth the $!” – Levi Baade

Develop your skills even further

“German Made Simple” is part of a well thought-out language learning concept, so if you’d like to develop your skills even further after you finish this course, I’ve got you covered. My other Udemy courses are the perfect complement to “German Made Simple” and will help you reach an intermediate and advanced level of language proficiency. The following courses are available:

  • Speak German like a Native: A Practical Conversation Course
  • Read German like a Native: 10 Inspirational Short Stories
  • Write German like a Native: 10 German Dictation Exercises
  • Perfect Your German: Tips & Tricks to Avoid Common Mistakes
  • German for Job Interviews: Top 10 Questions and Best Answers

“I am an employee at Udemy and a native speaker of German. At Udemy, we take courses in groups to learn together and I recently opted to take this course with my coworkers. Many of my coworkers are interested in learning some basics of the German language for traveling or communicating with friends or family members and this course was perfect for it! Ingo knows exactly what English speakers are struggling with (false friends, pronunciation etc.) and is addressing these points in his course. We enjoyed the course very much and would like to thank you, Ingo!” – Sarah Ziani

This is what you can expect:

  • Professional, fun and easy-to-understand lessons
  • Engaging exercises that let you test your comprehension
  • Guided speaking lessons to build your conversational skills
  • Exceptional support and prompt answers to your questions
  • Downloadable PDF files of the texts with translated vocabulary lists
  • Downloadable MP3 audio versions of all lessons to listen to on the go
  • A 30-day full refund guarantee, no questions asked
  • And last but not least… to learn German fast!

Are you ready? Then take this course and start speaking German right away!   Who this course is for:

  • This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of German and want to improve their language level in a short amount of time.
  • If you are taking up German again after a break from it, you will also find this course ideally suited to your needs.
  • The course also serves as a convenient reference guide to German grammar with clear and informative explanations and focused practice activities.



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