You can learn German with Herr Antrim via his YouTube videos, but did you know about all of the other options and resources available?
Hallo, Deutschlerner. Welcome aboard. I’ll be your guide along your German learning journey. Let me show you around and help you get the most out of your German learning while watching videos from my YouTube channel and reading posts from this site.
Herr Antrim’s YouTube Videos
First, let’s talk about what is available directly on my YouTube channel. Most of my videos are for the A1-B1 levels. You could argue that some of my fairytale videos and other listening comprehension content might be above that, but mostly I concentrate on the German learning levels between A1 and B1. If you are looking for B2 and above content, you are likely better served by another YouTube channel. I’ve got a post about the best YouTube channels for learning German, if you need some recommendations.
Which Videos to Watch at Each Level
A1 German Lessons
So, you are between the A1 and B1 levels. Now you need to find the videos that fit your level. I have a beginner German course video that is 3 hours long and is aimed at those of you just starting to learn German. If you want to get a good foundation before you build the rest of your German learning mansion, watch that first.
Then it would be a good idea to work your way through my A1/A2 video series that I made in 2017 and 2018. There are 50 lessons in that series, so there is something to keep you busy for a while. You can even get extra materials to go with those lessons for free on my website, which I’ll talk about later in this post.
A2 German Lessons
If you are looking for A2 content, that’s where I have been spending most of my time in the past year. If you watched a video from my channel from 2021, chances are it was aimed at the A2 level. That’s because I am planning a sequel to that A1 Beginner Course that I mentioned and these lessons are the building blocks of that. You can get a jump start on your A2 learning, however, by watching the videos from 2021.
B1 German Lessons
If you are at the B1 level, you are best served by two series that I created. One was from 2017 and 2018 and followed a similar pattern to those A1/A2 videos I mentioned from the same time period. There are extra materials for those videos available for free on my website, too. There is also my incomplete B1 series featuring “Rainer”, who is a young man trying to make a move to Germany and the things he learns along the way. Some day I will revisit this B1 series, but that day is not today. There are also listening comprehension videos for B1 and above.
Can’t Find the German Lessons You Need?
Bottom line is this: There are over 800 videos on my YouTube channel for German learners. If you are looking for a particular topic, you can simply use the search function on my channel. I’m sure I probably have a video about that topic. If not, leave a comment on a video and recommend the thing that is missing. I’ll try to work it into my video production schedule.
What to Do with Herr Antrim’s Videos
So, you found videos that fit your needs. Now what do you do? How can you make sure you are getting the most out of the lessons I provide on my YouTube channel? There are lots of ways, but let’s start with the free ones, because those are usually the most popular.
The Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your German Learning Journey
I have an entire playlist of videos dedicated to helping you learn German on your own. This includes things like setting goals, making flash cards, improving your listening comprehension and a whole lot more. Those videos are great resources for you. They can help you make sure that the steps you are taking are in the right direction.
Don’t Just Watch Videos
When you watch my videos, don’t just watch one time and then move on to something else. You need to dedicate about an hour to the lesson, even if the video is only 5 minutes long. Watch the first time and just watch. Don’t take notes. Don’t do anything else. Just try to absorb the information in the video.
When you watch it the second time, pause frequently and take notes on anything that you think is noteworthy. This could be example sentences or quick rules from my grammar lessons or vocabulary words or phrases that you don’t know from one of my listening comprehension videos.
After you have taken your notes for the video, try to use the information from the video to practice German on your own. This could be using the vocabulary or grammar from the video in your own example sentences. You could also try making your own explanation of the grammar topic. Try to teach yourself what you know. If you can explain it well, you have learned the information. Again, the key would be actually using the information in your own German sentences.
Free German Learning Materials on This Site
Aside from the videos on this channel, there are a bunch of free things on this website. First, there are blog posts on just about anything you can think of. Just search at the top of any page and see if there is a post addressing the things you need help with. There are almost 250 posts on this site, as of the time when I made this post, so there is sure to be something that fits your needs.
The Online Shop
In my online shop, I have an entire page dedicated to free materials. This includes the A1/A2 and B1/B2 series that I mentioned earlier, but also materials from my 3 Minuten Deutsch series, charts, verb lists, and a few odds and ends. All of these are available for free, but you do have to create an account on my website in order to download them.
Get German Learning Materials from Herr Antrim on Patreon
Those are all of the free things that I offer in addition to the videos on this channel. Now let’s get into the paid stuff. My preferred options are either Patreon or YouTube Channel Memberships. Both of these options have the same perks, with some slight differences. Let’s start with the one you are probably familiar with, Patreon.
On Patreon there are three options. The first is $1 per video upload. This grants you access to the video scripts for each lesson. If the video is a listening comprehension video, the script will be provided with German and English side-by-side. The second option is for $2 per video upload. This is the most popular option, as it grants you access to an mp3 version of the lessons and a worksheet with answer key in addition to the video scripts. When I upload sponsored videos, tips videos or anything that isn’t a video that would require a worksheet to go with it, my Patreon supporters don’t pay for it.
The third option is there as a kind of joke, but if anyone ever actually follows through on it, I will do my part. If you pay $1000 per video for one whole year, I will fly to where you live, cook your favorite meal and serve it to you while talking about a topic of your choice.
YouTube Membership Options for German Learning Materials from Herr Antrim
When you sign up to be a Channel Member on YouTube, you have similar options, but you pay per month. For $4.99 per month, you get access to the video scripts. For $9.99 per month, you get access to all of the materials for each lesson. There is also an additional level for those who just want to support my work, but don’t need all of the extras. That level is just $0.99 per month. Since YouTube Channel Memberships are charged by the month, there is no option to not pay when I don’t upload a video that comes with extras. You simply pay a flat rate each month and get as many lessons as I provide that month.
Herr Antrim’s Online Shop
All of the materials that I create for Patreon and Channel Members can also be purchased on an individual basis in my online shop. They sell for $5 each there. This allows you to pick and choose which lessons you get, rather than the Patreon or Channel Membership options, which just provide you with whatever I upload that month. There are also bargain bundles on my website, which give you a discount for buying all of the materials in a particular category. The most popular ones are what I call “Everything Bundles”. These are exactly what you think they are. I provide all of the materials I have created on a particular topic. There are bundles for the present tense, accusative and dative cases, the Präteritum tense and more.
There is also an option to buy everything I have created and ever will create forever. This bundle includes everything that is available in my online shop plus I will add any new materials to this and automatically grant you access to the new stuff when it becomes available in my online store. I never discount this and the price will increase over time, so if you are considering this option, I recommend you buy it sooner rather than later. This will make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
Herr Antrim’s Ebook “Beginner German with Herr Antrim”
No matter why you are learning German, Herr Antrim’s e-book “Beginner German with Herr Antrim” is a great place to start. This e-book starts with pronunciation. By the time you finish you can have your first real conversation in German.
When you download the e-book, you get all kinds of extras. This includes mp3 files designed to help you work on your pronunciation as you go along. There are worksheets and answer keys for every lesson in the e-book (except the pronunciation and alphabet chapters). You will also gain access to online flashcards among other materials. All of these things are meant to support you along your German learning journey.
Beginner German with Herr Antrim Course
I currently offer one full course. It is designed for beginners and follows the same curriculum as that 3 hour long video I mentioned earlier. This course is interactive and guides you through each lesson. There are also 6 one-on-one lessons with me. We review the previous lessons and converse a bit in German. We also use this time to answer any questions you may have about your German learning so far. The course was $300, but I recently knocked it down to $150 and I have decided to make that discount permanent. You can sign up anytime you want and go at your own pace.
Herr Antrim’s Exclusive Online German Learning Community
The last thing on my list for today is my personal favorite. You can join my online German learning community for $100 per month. This grants you access to a ton of materials that I have created including my Beginner German ebook. There are daily, weekly and monthly challenges that you can complete to advance your German skills. I meet weekly with the members of the community and help them with their German learning. We review grammar and vocabulary, work on the struggles of German learning and, most importantly, speak German with one another. If you want to join that, you can click here.
Below you can see a complete list of all of the resources I offer for German learners. The free stuff is listed at the top and the paid items are listed after that. If you are interested in any of these options, there are links to each of them below. Even if you don’t decide to buy any of the paid options on this list, I am happy you stopped by my website and look forward to helping you learn German.
- Free Stuff
- Paid Products
- Subscription Based Products