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Easy German

Easy German is an online series that supports German learners worldwide with authentic language learning material. We show the German language as spoken in the streets.
In a weekly show the Easy German Team interviews people in the streets of different cities in Germany, each show having a different topic, presenting different language levels and vocabulary. The video material is subtitled in both German and English to make it easy for viewers to both listen and read the dialogues. The channel Easy Languages that also features languages other than German and the new channel Easy German both assemble over 300.000 subscribers and already gained over 55 Million views.
The language learning videos produced by Easy German are used in schools and universities all over the world. As the project itself originated from a media workshop at a highschool in Münster, it still closely collaborates with schools from all over the world to enhance language learning through multi media. In our workshops we focus on producing short videos with native speakers and language learners that are both fun and educational.

 

Team

Janusz

Janusz is the founder and producer of Easy German . He is originally from Poland and moved to Germany in 1984. Janusz has been a truck driver for several years, before turning his passion onto media. Today he works as a video producer and media trainer in schools and institutions all over the world. Janusz uses his own experience of learning a foreign language and moving abroad to come up with new concepts and ideas of multi media learning.

Cari

Cari is originally from Münster, now living in Berlin with Janusz. As co-founder and manager of The Global Experience, an international youth media network focused on intercultural dialogue, Cari dedicates most of her time organizing events and activities that connect young people from different parts of the world. The idea of Easy German also originated from this network, before being hived of as Easy Languages in 2013. Cari is also the co-founder of the Digital Participation Camp, an annual conference for young digital change makers. Connect with Carina: www.carisafari.de

Ben

Ben is a video producer and freelance translator from York, England. He acts as the partners manager of the Easy Languages network and is also the translator of Easy German. Ben studied German and economy in Sheffield and has lived abroad in Germany and Poland before moving back to England in 2016. He also co-created the Easy German exercises and regularly joins us as a media trainer for workshops and courses.

Manuel

Manuel has studied media production in Kiel before becoming an Apple manager in Berlin and now in Basel. He has produced and hosted several popular Easy German episodes.

Klaus

Klaus is a teacher for politics and history and occasionally joins the Easy German Team for fun activities. He enjoys cooking that’s why we have shot several cooking episodes with him!

Isi

Isi is an event manager from Münster, now living in Cologne. She occasionally joins the Easy German team as host, editor and on tour.

Videos

Street Interviews:

Easy German Idioms and Expressions

Basic Phrases

German Pronunciation and dialects

Super Easy German (Slow German)

Cari antwortet (Q&A videos)

Easy German Grammar Videos

Get Exercises

Weekly exercise sheets are available on Patreon for all episodes produced from January 2017. Each exercise sheet features a vocabulary list and 6 exercises on 3 different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) with answers in order to deepen the vocabulary and grammar used in the videos. Additionally we have discussions and answer questions in a secret Facebook group that our members get access to.
By becoming a member on Patreon you can actively help us to become independent, professional YouTubers and receive a regular income for creating Easy German, which is the job we love most. Once signing up to Easy German on Patreon you can select the amount you want to donate (starting from 1$ per week). You can also set a monthly limit to your donations and unsubscribe any time. Become an Easy German member on Patreon now.

Download 3 sample exercise sheets for the episodes 101, 102 and 103:
 

On [Tour]

The Easy German team regularly conducts workshops in schools and meet ups with individuals who learn German.
Make sure to meet us in Germany and on tour – or click here if you want to invite us to your school, city or university.

Next dates:

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Friday, 3 February 2017
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Monday, 6 February 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
Monday, 3 April 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
Workshop at IV Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Fryderyka Chopina, Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland)
Workshop at Publiczne Gimnazjum im. Papieża Jana Pawła II Spółdzielni Oświatowej, Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland)
Easy German Stammtisch in Wroclaw (Poland)
Easy German Stammtisch in Katowice (Poland)
Workshop at Zespół Szkół Podstawowo Gimnazjalnych w Radzionkowie, Gliwice (Poland)
Workshop at Państwowa Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna II st. im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach (Poland)
Easy German Stammtisch in Kraków (Poland)
Workshop at Prostějov (Czech Republic)
Easy German Stammtisch in Vienna (Austria)
Easy German Meetup in Munich
Easy German Stammtisch in Berlin
School Workshop in Juelsminde, Denmark
School Workshop in Røvær, Norway
School Workshop in Åkra, Norway
School Workshop in Toruń, Poland
Easy German Stammtisch in Berlin
Easy German Stammtisch in Berlin

 

Easy German Summerschool

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Join us to learn German with us in Berlin!
As avid language learners, we believe that the most successful way of learning a language apart from watching nice Easy German videos is through experience – to live through the language. What we do in our Easy German School is very much connected with how we teach languages online. The Easy German School is connected to authentic life, contains lots of fun and evokes passion for language learning in our students. We therefore combine all our lessons with practical exercises and fun activities like cooking, going out, bike tours or walking tours to exercise our grammar and vocabulary.

Learn German from the Streets

In 2016 Easy German has for the first time organised an Easy German Summer School which has been so much fun, that we will expand the program in 2017 and 2018. Our summer school very much connects with what we do in our videos online – learn German as spoken in the streets 😃 – Even thought it’s called the „summer school“, our program is actually the opposite of a school. It’s interactive, fun, authentic and activities based.

All courses are aimed at  (A2-C1) levels who want to focus on practicing their spoken German, while also getting to know the local culture at the same time. We have decided on a lesson plan which swaps textbooks for real life cultural activities. You’ll find yourself learning German whilst barbequing in the park, beer tasting, being immersed in Berlin’s underground entertainment spots or attending many of the cultural events that Berlin is famous for!

Activities included in our Easy German Summer School program (amongst others): Treasure hunt through Berlin, Talking to strangers in the streets, Bike tour through Berlin, Cooking typical German food, hidden places of Berlin history tour, German slang workshop, trip to another German city and many more – all activities include grammar and vocabulary exercises adapted to your individual needs. – A detailed schedule of the program will be sent to you after registration.

Activities included in our Easy German Winter School program (amongst others): Treasure hunt through Berlin in Winter, Ice Skating, Cooking typical German food, Glühwein & Hot Chocolate Tasting, hidden places of Berlin history tour, German slang workshop, trip to the German Baltic Sea and many more – all activities include grammar and vocabulary exercises adapted to your individual needs. – A detailed schedule of the program will be sent to you after registration.

Learn with Germans at their everyday lives

  • All our activities are fun, interactive and effective which means you will learn to become confident in the language faster.
  • We are native speakers who embody a relaxed, fun spirit making sure that you will feel in the right environment for language learning.
  • We believe that both passion and knowledge inspire language learning which is why our Summer and Winter Schools also give you the chance to get to know the countries culture a little more.
  • The classes are set at a reasonable price because we believe that everybody should have the chance to learn a language. The activities (like cooking, painting, walks and bike tours) are included in our course prices, however prices for drinks and food outside (e.g. when going to a bar) are not included.
  • There are no extra costs or additional fees such as registration fees or course material fees, we even provide hot beverages as a refreshment during class time.
  • You don’t only learn the academic “text book” vocabulary but a diverse vocabulary which is used on the street allowing you to really speak like a native.
  • we work in small groups of 8-10 people, never more than 12. Meaning that we can build stronger relationships with you and teach more to your needs.
  • We are easy to get to, we are right next to Pankow station (Ubahn and Sbahn).

Upcoming Schools

12. – 19. August 2017     Easy German Summer School 2017 in Berlin (FULLY BOOKED)

Prices

650-Regular Price
500-Students

*Deposit-150€

The course price includes all program related costs (trips, materials, drinks and snacks during the day) and excludes travel costs to and from Germany, accommodation in Berlin and food and beverages when going out together in the evening.

See you in Berlin!

We are very excited about your interest in our program. There is currently no upcoming events you can register for. Please stay tuned through our website, YouTube and Facebook to hear about upcoming opportunities in the future. 🙂

Course Duration

The Easy German Summer School will take place from 12th-19th August and 10th – 17th of September (7 full days of program) in Berlin. The school starts Saturday afternoon / Sunday afternoon and end Saturday noon/ Sunday noon. Classes are held at our office in Florastraße 48 in Berlin-Pankow and activities will take place all over Berlin.

Register now

To register please fill our registration form (currently inactive). After registering through our registration form you will be emailed by our team to confirm your registration through the payment of a deposit of 150€. In case you still have questions before registering, please contact us through our contact form on this website. We are happy to welcome you in Berlin soon 😀

School Workshops

Our team regularly offers video workshops in schools and universities that teach German in order to motivate German learners and present an interactive way to teach and practice German.

Content
Our workshops usually take 3-5 hours and include

  • A view behind the scenes: from the beginnings of Easy German until today (with video samples)
  • „10 mistakes to avoid“ video workshop, including 10 useful tips for everyone who is occasionally taking pictures or shooting videos (from equipment choice to picture composition and camera movement)
  • Developing our own scenes and shooting 1-2 videos for our Super Easy German and Easy German series (video ideas and subjects can be discussed before)

All workshops can be individually adapted. We have also done 2-3 days workshops in the past and we have visited 60 minutes lessons too. The description above corresponds to the most frequent type of workshops we have done recently. If you consider inviting us to your school, please send uns a message through our contact form for us to discuss further details.

Costs
We offer our media workshops for free, but ask schools for their support. You can support us by helping us covering our travel costs, offering free accommodation at your school or supporting our work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/easygerman

Downloads
We created this document for teachers to find more information on our video workshops including video samples from our previous workshops: ( German versionEnglish version)

Contact

Connect with us

  • Office address: Florastraße 48, 13187 Berlin
  • Easy German is produced by: Janusz Hamerski, Carina Schmid and Ben Eve
  • Website: http://www.easygerman.org
  • Email:

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