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Schön, dass du da bist • Schön, dass du da bist • (A3)

Welcome to Level A1

Get ready to explore more and START SPEAKING our beautiful language. We're equipped with everything you need – from an easy-to-follow course book and practice exercises to a specially chosen selection of fantastic podcasts for you to listen to. We're here to assist you every step of the way. Start discovering and making the most of all these resources!

In-person Classes: For students attending in-person classes, you will have the opportunity to acquire a physical copy of the required books on the first day of your course at the school. The cost for the books is €30.

Online Courses: Unless stated otherwise, students are responsible for purchasing the required books. All necessary information regarding book orders has been communicated via email.

Course A1.1

Course A1.2

audios and videos


Hueber Media app - all media for our German classes in one app
You can play the audios and, if applicable, videos that go with your Menschen books - wherever you want. In class, during the break, on the luas, or at home.

There is no need to scan, you can simply access the desired media via a thumbnail view of the pages or by searching.

So einfach - so easy!


German TV series:

  1. "Jojo sucht das Glück": This is a language-learning TV show designed for beginners. It follows the adventures of Jojo as he travels through Germany, encountering various situations and practising essential German phrases.

  2. "Nicos Weg": Created by the Goethe-Institut, "Nicos Weg" is an online series designed for learners at different levels, including beginners. It follows the story of Nico, a Spaniard learning German in Germany, and his experiences as he navigates daily life.

  3. "Tatortreiniger": This comedy series revolves around a crime scene cleaner who encounters different situations after crimes have been committed. The language might be a bit more advanced, but the visual context can aid in understanding.

  4. "Der kleine Maulwurf": Although this is an animated series for children, it's a great choice for beginners due to its simple language and visual storytelling. The show features the adventures of a little mole and his friends.


German Learning Apps:

  1. Babbel: Babbel offers intermediate-level German courses that focus on expanding vocabulary, improving grammar skills, and enhancing conversational abilities. It provides interactive exercises and personalised learning paths.

  2. Memrise: Memrise offers courses specifically designed for learners at the A2 level. It helps reinforce vocabulary, improve listening comprehension, and practise speaking through interactive exercises and spaced repetition.

  3. Lingoda: Lingoda offers online German courses at various levels, including A2. It provides live lessons with qualified teachers, interactive materials, and personalised feedback to enhance your language skills.

German Learning Podcasts:

  1. "Deutsch – warum nicht?" (DW): This podcast series by Deutsche Welle is designed for learners at the intermediate level. It tells the story of a journalist who travels to Germany and encounters various language and cultural situations. It includes dialogue practice, vocabulary explanations, and grammar tips.

  2. "Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten" (DW): This podcast from Deutsche Welle presents the news at a slower pace, making it easier for intermediate learners to follow along. It helps improve listening skills and expands vocabulary on current affairs and general topics.

  3. "A Flavour of German" (Radio Lingua): This podcast provides intermediate-level German lessons with a focus on everyday conversations, cultural insights, and useful phrases. It covers a range of topics, allowing you to further develop your language skills.


Remember to listen to these podcasts regularly, practise speaking along with them, and review any accompanying materials to reinforce your learning.

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Learning a new language can be challenging, but with the right approach and strategies, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Here are some tips for learning German:

  1. Immerse Yourself in the Language: The best way to learn German is to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible. This means listening to German music, watching German movies and TV shows, and reading German books and newspapers. The more exposure you have to the language, the quicker you will learn.

  2. Practise with Native Speakers: Practising with native speakers is a great way to improve your German speaking skills. You can find language exchange partners online or in your local community. This will give you the opportunity to practise your conversation skills and learn more about German culture.

  3. Take a German Course: Taking a German course is a structured way to learn the language. It will give you a solid foundation in German grammar and vocabulary. You can take a course at a local language school or online. Make sure to choose a course that suits your level and learning style. Here is our timetable.

  4. Use Language Learning Apps: There are many language learning apps available that can help you learn German. Apps like Duolingo, Babbel, and Rosetta Stone are popular choices. They offer a fun and interactive way to learn German on-the-go.

  5. Set Realistic Goals: It's important to set realistic goals for your language learning. This will help you stay motivated and track your progress. For example, you could set a goal to learn ten new German words a day or to watch one German movie a week.

  6. Practice, Practice, Practice: Practice is key to learning any new skill, and learning German is no exception. Make an effort to practise your German skills every day. This can include listening to German music, reading German articles, or having conversations with native speakers.

  7. Be Patient: Learning a new language takes time and patience. Don't get discouraged if you don't see progress right away. Keep practising and stay motivated, and you will eventually become fluent in German.

In conclusion, learning German requires dedication, practice, and patience. By immersing yourself in the language, practising with native speakers, taking a course, using language learning apps, setting realistic goals, practising regularly, and being patient, you can learn German and enjoy all the benefits of being multilingual.


The GermanMind method is a teaching platform developed by GermanMind language school to help students learn German effectively. The teaching platform, which includes grammar explanations and numerous tasks, is suitable for beginners and advanced learners alike.

Some of the features GermanMind offers on its platform are:

  1. All German levels: Lessons and exercises for grammar and vocabulary for all relevant topics from A1 - B2.

  2. Quick tips: We have explained all important topics in English with German examples. This includes the popular "QUICK TIPS" that the authors have learned in the many years they have been teaching German.

  3. Mobile compatibility: The GermanMind platform is designed to be used on a variety of devices, including mobile phones and tablets. This allows learners to practise their German skills on the go, whenever and wherever they have time.

  4. Free Downloads: Small grammar books, numerous lists and overviews are available to download for free.

Overall, the GermanMind method is designed to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for learners of all levels who want to improve their German language skills.

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