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Lesson To-Do edit

General edit

Level I edit

  • Establish consistent table layout.
  • Integrate problems and answers in the lessons.
  • Split large lessons into smaller parts.

--Martin Kraus (talk) 11:50, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Lots to do out here. I am trying to revamp the study materials, as the lessons are a bit wary for new and beginners. Not only that the materials are out of basics. Assist if anyone wants to. Jai Jinendra. Vishal Bakhai - Works  08:38, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Level II edit

As like Level 3, this level will get totally redone, I currently have a plan for it, please tell me if you do not agree.

  • Vocabulary: Culture, Animals, Computers, Internet, Mail, The World, Sickness, Science, and Art
Review of Level One (same topics, but with more info, detail, and/or depth): Food, Leisure, School, Clothes, Directions and Locations, Weather
  • Grammar: Introduction to Genitive, More Der-Words, Compound Articles, Relative Pronouns, Declension of Adjectives, Adverbs, Subordinating Conjunction, Translations of "When", Past Participle, Future Tense, Reflexive Verbs, Negation, Every and Every-
Review of Level One: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Modals, Es gibt, Was Für...?, Verbs

Level two will be very heavy in grammar, but that will give the learner very much freedom in speak German casually with a native speaker, since they will already know so much vocabulary, I'm going to design the lessons now. --German Men92 23:53, 7 May 2006 (UTC)


They are rough, but somewhat detailed.

Lesson 1: Ernährung ~ Food, Verbs, Nominative Case, Models

Lesson 2: Tiere ~ Animals, Compound Articles, Accusative & Dative

Lesson 3: Kommunikation ~ Computers, Internet, Mail, Translations of "when", Introduction to the Genitive Case, Es gibt, Was für...?

Lesson 4: Kulture ~ Cultures around the world, Nationality, Languages, Relative Pronouns, every and every-, Strong & Weak Declinion of Adjectives

Lesson 5: Nein ~ Leisure Time, Negation, Genitive Case

Lesson 6: Gesundheit ~ Illness, the Body, Health Warnings, Introduction to Reflexive Verbs, Mixed Declension of Adjectives

Lesson 7: die Welt ~ Countries, Continents, Climates, Living Things, Reciprocal Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Prepositions with the Infinitive and Zu

Lesson 8: eine Reise ~ North, East, etc. , More Places to Go, Vacationing, More der-words

Lesson 9: Kunst ~ Paintings, Theater, Music, Accusative Reflexive Pronouns, Subordinating Conjunction

Lesson 10: Schule ~ Review of School, Math, Past Participle, Dative Reflex Pronouns, Adverbs, Inseparable Verbs

Lesson 11: Bewölkt, Stürmisch, Gefährlich ~ Natural Disasters, More detail into Weather, Comparative, Superlative, Pronomial Compounds

Lesson 12: Naturwissenschaft ~ Elements, Astronomy, Sciences, Interworkings of Living Things, Future Tense

My suggestion is to forget about all these plans and restore the original Level II lessons. If someone really wants to write all this stuff, it can be used for Level IV. --Martin Kraus (talk) 11:51, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Level III edit

Level IV edit

Level V edit

Lesson Contents edit

Level Structure edit

Levels Four, and Five edit

Ideas edit

Audio edit

Help Playing Audio Files edit

Wikipedia page

Contribute! edit

Native Speakers edit

Do you want to improve this Wikibook and help people all around the world to learn German? If so, please upload audio to accompany each lesson whenever you see a red "audio" link on a table by clicking on that link and uploading your audio to the file given.

Maintenance Tasks edit

If an "upload" link brought you here for a file that already exists, please edit the table and change the "0" at the top of the table to the size of the audio file in kilobytes. You can find the filesize by typing [[:image:[filename].ogg]] in the sandbox and clicking on the link.

Creating Audio Files edit

The best and most efficient format to use for recorded speech that is acceptable at Wikibooks is .ogg with the Speex codec.

First create a .wav file using the software that came with your microphone. Next you must convert the file to .ogg. To do this, first download the binary file here. Install it, open command prompt (start=>run=>cmd.exe), and type:

 x:\...\speexenc.exe x:\...\file.wav x:\...\file.ogg

where "x:\...\" is the directory of speexenc.exe, the location of the .wav file to be converted, and the soon-to-be location of the .ogg file. Replace "file" with the name of the .wav file.

Uploading the File to Wikibooks edit

  1. Click on the red audio link at the top of the table that you created audio for.
  2. Click browse and find the .ogg file, choose a license for your file, and click "upload file."
  3. Click "edit this page" at the top and add [[Category:German Audio]] to the edit box.
  4. Click "Save page" then reload the page of the table you created audio for and make sure the "audio" link turns blue.
  5. Edit the table and change the "0" at the top to the file size amount in kilobytes of the file (listed on the file's description page).

Custom File Names or Multiple Files Per Table edit

To use a custom file name for a table, edit the table and add |[file location] between the column number (often 4) and }}.


{| {{German table|Dialogue|What's your name?|Wie heißt du?|131|2|Dialogue franz greta 1.ogg}}


Dialogue:   What's your name? —   Wie heißt du?

(edit template)

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