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LAG1201 German 1

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The podcast cover shows the Imperial Castle in Nürnberg in Southern Germany.

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General Information

German 1 podcast lessons appear weekly, typically at the end of the week, on a Friday. We recommend that you subscribe to the podcast using a podcatcher such as iTunes. To subscribe, use this RSS feed: http://courseware.nus.edu.sg/e-daf/podcast/lag1201.xml

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Note: The podcast lessons and the supplementary videos may each be up to 15-50 MB in size. When you click on the MP3 and MP4 links below, it may thus take a while for the file to download. 
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 11

This podcast unit reviews the topic Negation mit kein und nicht . There will be three exercises on negation. You can also review the new grammar topic Präpositionen und Dativ as well as find out more about the ordinal numbers (Ordinalzahlen) and practise both topics.

Podcast-Einheit 11 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Negation - Review (MP3) | Teil 3: Negation - Exercises (MP3) | Teil 4: Präpositionen und Dativ - Review+Exercise (MP3) | Teil 5: Ordinalzahlen - Review+Exercise (MP3) | Teil 6: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 10

In this unit, you can listen to a short review on the new topic Trennbare Verben and do an exercise. In addition, there is one more listening exercises for you on the topic Wochentage.

Podcast-Einheit 10 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Trennbare Verben (MP3) | Teil 3: Sprechübung: Trennbare Verben(MP3) | Teil 4: HV - Wochentage (MP3) | Teil 5: Extro (MP3)| Handout | Lösungen
 

Videopodcast -- Einheit 5

Unit 5 is on the topic Tagesablauf. We will take you to Jena in the East of Germany and you will get to know Anna Svet, a student at the University of Jena. You will accompany Anna on a typical day and get to know her daily routine. There are two short exercises which you can do in the handout.

Vodcast-Einheit 5 (MP4) | Handout | Lösungen und Transkript
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 9

In this unit, you can listen to a brief review of the new topic Uhrzeiten im Deutschen and do a speaking exercise based on it. In addition, there is a listening exercise for you on the topic Tagesablauf where you can practise what you have  learned about saying and recognizing Uhrzeiten in German.

Podcast-Einheit 9 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Uhrzeiten (Review+Übung) (MP3) | Teil 3: Tagesablauf (MP3) | Teil 4: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 8

In this unit, there are two listening exercises for you on the topic Eine Wohnung suchen and Eine Wohnung beschreiben. Then we will review the new grammar topic Kasus with you and give you the opportunity to practise the use of Akkusativ in speaking

Podcast-Einheit 8 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Hörübung 1 - Wohnung (MP3) | Teil 3: Hörübung 2 - Häuser (MP3) | Teil 4: Case - Review (MP3) | Teil 5: Case - Exercises (MP3) | Teil 6: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 7

The new topic Wohnen in Deutschland will be discussed in unit 7. You can listen to an interview with Bernhard Simon, an exchange student from Germany, who talks about his Wohngemeinschaft or shared apartment in Germany.

Podcast-Einheit 7 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Statistiken: Wo und wie wohnen Studenten in Deutschland (MP3) | Teil 3: Wohnen in Deutschland: Ein Interview - Interview (MP3) | Teil 4: - Extro (MP3)| Handout | Lösungen

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 6

In this lesson, we will share with you how do Germans assign the gender to new nouns and why do psycholinguists debate the German plural rules?

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Videopodcast -- Einheit 4

In this unit, devoted to Wohnen in Deutschland und Singapur, we will take you to Nerkewitz, a village in Germany, to visit Herr Martin Döpel's parental house. As a foil to that, we will visit Frau Silvia Neitzke-Neumann's flat in Singapore. There will be exercises for both video sections in the handout.

Vodcast-Einheit 4 (MP4) | Handout | Lösungen und Transkript
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 5

In this lesson, we will give you some interesting culture information on traditional coffee houses (Kaffeehäuser) in Wien in Österreich. Find out how Kaffeehäuser became the rage in Wien and what kind of coffee is served there. There is also a listening exercise based on a dialogue in a cafe (Zahlen bitte!) for your revision.

Podcast-Einheit 5 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Café Culture (MP3) |
Teil 3: Listening Exercise (MP3) | Teil 4: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Videopodcast -- Einheit 3

In this unit, you will see a café conversation between a local student and a German native student at the NUS. In addition, there will be a video exercise on the indefinite article ein and the negation particle kein.

Vodcast-Einheit 3 (MP4) | Handout | Lösungen und Transkript
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 4

In podcast lesson 4, we will give you some learning tips to help you learn the genders of nouns in German. In addition, there is a funny telephone conversation with a listening exercise for you.

Podcast-Einheit 4 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Gender and Plural (MP3) | Teil 3: Listening Exercise (MP3) | Teil 4: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Videopodcast -- Einheit 2

In the second video podcast unit, you will see that many people on campus actually speak German. And you will get to meet the two German-speaking students introduced in this week's audio podcast in person. This vodcast lesson complements the audio podcast lesson 3.

Vodcast-Einheit 2 (MP4) | Transkript
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 3

In podcast lesson 3, you will find a review of the differences between the three forms of the pronoun "you" (Sie, du und ihr) as well as some useful strategies for learning verb conjugation. There are also lots of listening practice opportunities. There is a listening cum reading exercise (short biographies of two students) as well as a listening exercise for numbers (with announcements in a railway station).

Podcast-Einheit 3 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Listening Exercise 1(MP3) | Teil 3: "Sie", "du" and "ihr" (MP3) | Teil 4: Verb Conjugation (MP3) | Teil 5: Listening Exercise 2 (MP3) | Teil 6: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 2  

In podcast lesson 2, you will get a chance to practise your listening further. You will get to listen to and write down numbers and e-mail addresses in German.

Podcast-Einheit 2 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Zahlen und Nummern (MP3) | Teil 3: Im Büro (MP3) | Teil 4: An der Uni (MP3) | Teil 5: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Videopodcast -- Einheit 1A

This video podcast unit will focus on the use of the German dictation application on your cell phones and tablets. The video will be a tutorial on how one can make use of the application to improve your pronunciation.

Vodcast-Einheit 1 (MP4) | Handout

Videopodcast -- Einheit 1

This video podcast unit will focus on the pronounciation of the German alphabets ä, ö and ü. We will teach you how you can produce these unfamiliar sounds. There is an exercise to help you recognize these sounds.

Vodcast-Einheit 1 (MP4)
 

Audiopodcast -- Einheit 1

In this audio podcast lesson, we will introduce ourselves, give some pointers on the pronunciation of the alphabets and will revise the phrases, used for self-introduction. In addition, you will get hear German songs with the new phrases and the alphabets you have learned.

Podcast-Einheit 1 (MP3) | Teil 1: Intro (MP3) | Teil 2: Alphabet (MP3) | Teil 3: Greetings (MP3) | Teil 4: Spelling Exercise (MP3) | Teil 5: Extro (MP3) | Handout | Lösungen
 

Updated on 13 April 2018