I'm a linguist and a serial language learner, so I have tried out a lot of language-learning products. I found this 'A1 Foundation- Milestone 1' course to be incredibly well-structured, with small manageable lessons, and a platform that really encourages sustained use (each lesson greys out because it is completed, which is really satisfying!)
I worked on this course during a pretty busy time in my life but I was still motivated to log in each day and do at least a little bit. It is easy to squeeze in a little bit of learning, even if you only have 15 minutes. In the end it took me about a month to complete, but I could have done it much faster if I put in more time each day.
After I completed the course, I signed up for my first lesson with another German tutor (not Susanne, only because I'm in a very different timezone) and he was really impressed at my ability. I had started from zero and this course was my only method of study for a month, so he couldn't believe I was already chatting and understanding him from the beginning of our first meeting!
Definitely try it out if you want to learn some basic German!
Sara-Maria, lives in Malaysia, linguist and "digital nomad", speaks 7 languages fluently and learns German and other languages, she visits Berlin in 2019 and therefore did my online course to get the foundations of German
Check out the following article about my course by Sara-Maria Husban on her website here:
German A1 foundation - Milestone 1
This premium course guides absolute Beginner learner through the first part of the A1 Level, your first foundation. You will learn as fast and effectively and you will love the interactivity & diversity of all exercises that are fun and really short. Enjoy learning actively, so that you can retain your knowledge. Enrol risk free as there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
"I got home and started Chapter 1 and got hooked and finished the entire thing in 1-1.5hrsYour online course is so effective and easy to understand and so well made!I enjoyed it so much and because it is reallllly effective, I understood every single thing and scored 100% for the final quiz!I love how you explain it in a way that is so relatable to us in the most simple and easy way!You are amazing!!Looking forward to our lesson tomorrow!"This wonderful email (thank you Leona!) I received from Leona from Singapore, she is working at a Beauty salon and wants to work as an Au Pair for a while in München, Germany. I feel delighted to be guiding her in my online course toward her success in the A1 exam, Testimonial from June '19
"I find Susanne's online course "A1 foundation- Milestone 1" super accessible, logical and thorough. The videos are very easy to watch and not overpowering in any way. I realised that I have learned a lot and enjoyed feeling competent. Aside from the content Susanne has a lovely, inviting manner and that counts for a lot too. I found it pleasant looking at Susanne and listening to her thoughtful voice. Style matters as much as content! Without this course I wouldn't have achieved as much.Jane from Australia, she is A1 Level, she loves to be fluent and is visiting Berlin later this year in 2019.
Susanne's German A1 foundation Milestone 1 course is professional and thorough. It's a very comprehensive but easy to progress through course. Plenty of practice both speaking and written exercises with answers and corrections from Susanne who is a very friendly tutor.
The course also provides insights into the way things are done in Germany - for example tipping in restaurants.
I would recommend for those starting out learning the German language or for those preparing for a trip to Germany.
Rachel from Australia, she is learning German at A1 & A2 Level, this review is from March 2019
Susanne's course "A1 foundation-Milestone 1" is even better than I expected it to be. I can understand a simple short story written in German in lesson 8 of this course.
I expected just only I can read simple sentences but the course gives me an opportunity to learn how to write a short story and a lot of practice. It enables me also to speak in simple sentences, latest by chapter 9 I really feel this noticeably.
I encourage you to enrol to the course if you do not understand German but want to learn at your own pace with fantastic online support by Susanne - an experienced German teacher.
Phuwadol, Thailand, studies German at A1 Level, he is doing his PhD and would love to apply for the DAAD scholarship, his Review is from March 2019
And here below is a selection of my FREE German interactive online mini courses. Enjoy!