The Speed Learning Approach

Learning a new language the traditional way we know from school can be a very tedious, non-effective and time-consuming process – this is why the U.S. Government developed a special language course to train their diplomats, FBI and CIA in the shortest time possible to full competency in a new language.

Now you can take advantage of these special courses in a fully revised and more user friendly version as well! Start using the Speed Learning German course today and learn German fast and effectively the same way that the U.S. Government has been teaching their diplomats, FBI and CIA for years. This language course with its unique training techniques has been proven and tested by thousands of top agencies of the U.S. Government over many years.

Not only will you learn a new language faster but also much more effectively than you ever thought possible. This award-winning language course is considered among experts to be the best and most complete language course ever developed. Try it out today and see for yourself!

What’s making this course special:

  • You start speaking German from the very beginning so you will be accustomed to actually speaking German instead of just reading it from paper and speaking inside your head.
  • It is highly audio-focused, so you will know how to correctly pronounce words and be able to understand native speakers – because being able to communicate is what a language is all about.
  • There is no need to learn hundreds of vocabulary like you were used to in school… you will automatically absorb the vocabulary within the context and they will stay in your memory thanks to a systematic repetition throughout the whole course.
  • Thanks to special designed drills you will be able to build and speak sentences in German without needing to pause and think before saying a sentence – words will naturally flow out of your mouth…just like in your native language.
  • It is well structured – so instead of getting lost in German or not knowing what to learn first you will be taken by your hand and guided through the whole course.

Course Structure

This course consists of 4 Levels with 24 units and 40 hours of audio. Each unit presents a situational topic introduced in a dialog, and usually five grammar points. Each grammar point is preceded by grammar notes which generally are expressed in non-technical terms.

This course has been designed to help students reach a level of proficiency which will enable them to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations. For beginning students, the 24 units (Level 1-4) are designed for a six-month intensive training program.

Course structure:

  • Basic Sentences to provide a body of natural German conversation as a source for subsequent drills and exercises.
  • Notes to the sentences are provided to clarify occasional difficulties in vocabulary and idiom and to provide additional background on some cultural features unfamiliar to Americans.
  • Notes on pronunciation provides explanations and pronunciation practice drills to develop proper pronunciation of German vowels and consonants.
  • Notes on grammar explains the grammar used in the dialog.
  • Drills of 7 different kinds – each type is unique and designed for a specific purpose:
  1. Substitution drills to manipulate forms by substituting specific items in fixed sentence frames. They are intended to build habits of association, so that in a given syntactic environment the appropriate grammatical form automatically comes to mind. As the German vocabulary is all familiar, no English equivalents are given in these drills.
  2. Variation drills to manipulate larger syntactic patterns. In each group a model sentence, underscored, serves as a guide. Associated with it are additional sentences incorporating the same syntactic pattern but in which most of the individual word items have been replaced. English equivalents are given to serve as cues for recall of the German variant sentences.
  3. Vocabulary drills provide both practice in the use of new vocabulary items and also allow for manipulation of sentence elements whose particular form and arrangement depends upon their association with that vocabulary
    item. The manipulation of both variation and vocabulary drills depends on the use of English equivalents.
  4. Translation drills helps to quickly translate from English to German and vice-versa.
  5. Response drills to practice using basic sentences in an interactive context, so that the language is learned to communicate, and not merely for reading or translation.
  6. Conversion drills require the conversion of one or more elements in a sentence from one form to another – singular to plural, present tense to past tense, etc.
  7. Expansion drills for practice in expanding a given sentence frame by the addition of a descriptive modifier.
  • Conversation Practice to further practice pronunciation, translation, etc. in a
    communicative context and to bridge the gap to free conversations with small
    pieces of supplementary dialog.
  • Vocabulary displays all the new vocabulary that occurred in the unit.

The Competency You Will Reach

Students can choose between 4 levels to reach the level of proficiency they desire. The chart below shows you which level of proficiency you will reach on the FSI and ACTFL scale at the end of each of the 4 Levels.

Language Proficiency Scale

The Course

The Speed Learning German course consists of German Level 1 4 and German Practice.

  • German Level 1+2 is for novices who don’t have any basic knowledge of German or for lower intermediates who want to refresh their German knowledge. After completion of Level 1+2 you will reach “Intermediate Mid” on the ACTFL scale.
  • German Level 3+4 builds upon German Level 1+2 course. After completion of Level 3+4 you will reach “Superior” on the ACTFL scale.
  • German Practice contains various German audiobooks together with an English and German transcription. These audio books feature only native German speakers and are altogether 30+ hours.

Speed Learning German 1+2

This package includes Level 1 and Level 2 which are for novices who don’t have any basic knowledge of German or for lower intermediates who want to refresh their German knowledge.

German 1+2 contains 2 eBooks and 20 hours audio. At the end of the course you will reach the ACTFL scale level “Intermediate Mid” which is definied as “able to satisfy some survival needs and some limited social demands.” Level 1+2 can be completed in 3 months.

German Level 1+2


Speed Learning German 3+4

This package includes the stages “Level 3 and Level 4” which are for advanced learners who have completed the first 2 levels of Speed Learning German.

German 3+4 contains 2 eBooks and 20 hours audio. At the end of the course you will reach the ACTFL scale level “Superior” which is definied as: “Able to speak in the new language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations, including business and professional.” Level 3+4 can be completed in 3 months.

German 3+4


Speed Learning German Practice

Practicing and deepening what you have already learned in the Speed Learning German course can be fun and entertaining. The #1 choice is of course living in a German speaking country or communicating with native German speakers. But not everyone has this opportunity – that’s why you will also receive as an additional bonus various German audiobooks together with an English and German transcription. These audiobooks feature only native German speakers and are altogether 30+ hours.

German Practice


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