Winning with Werden

Take our fluency-boosting June challenge and master "werden" - the “swiss-army knife” of German verbs - once and for all!

Start Date: 1 June

If you struggle with the verb werden in German, then I’ve got news for you…

You’re not alone!

In fact, German learners from München to Mainz have a hard time learning to use this dastardly German verb correctly.

Werden is confusing because it’s a linguistic “swiss-army knife” that has countless different uses in German:

  • As the verb “to become”
  • To talk about the future
  • For constructing the conditional tense, passive voice, and the subjunctive mood
  • To talk about what happened in the past
  • In German idioms and conversational phrases
  • … and much more!

Just trying to understand how werden works can feel like mission impossible...

Let alone using it correctly while face-to-face with a native German speaker!

But it’s not just the different uses of werden that drives German learners crazy...

Werden is also one of the most frustratingly irregular verbs to conjugate in German:

  • Is it ich wurde or ich würde?
  • Du wirst or du würdest?
  • Du wirst werden or the more even more baffling Sie werden werden?!

And what on earth is the difference anyway?

It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel!

But fear not…

Werden doesn’t have to be so confusing

In fact, it can be downright simple with the right approach.

And that’s why I’ve created this unique 30-Day Challenge - “Winning with Werden”.

This challenge will help you master the 7 distinct uses of werden in just 30 days, so you can express yourself confidently and correctly in colourful, flowing German.

By the end of this challenge, you’ll know exactly when you need to use werden and how to use it correctly, so you can avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes and enjoy speaking German again!

Introducing the June Challenge:

"Winning with Werden"


Here’s how the challenge works.

The challenge is based on an exciting original story in German that develops over the 3 days of the challenge.

This is a brand new story, written exclusively for this 30-Day Challenge.

But unlike a regular story, our challenge story is jam-packed with dozens of examples of werden used in every imaginable context.

But it's not just the story...

Every day, you’ll receive an amazing package of training to help you decode the use of werden in the story, such as daily video lessons, audio, and practice exercises.

It'll take you about 15 minutes each day.

All you have to do is show up every day…

Over the course of the month, the daily immersion will help you absorb the uses of werden naturally, until you "just know" instinctively how and when to use this essential German verb.

The result is that you'll be able to speak German with greater accuracy and confidence, and impress native speakers with your rich and vibrant German.

Master Werden In The Next 30 Days!

The concept is beautifully simple!

Every day, for 30 days, you’ll get:

  • One 250-word chapter of our German story (jam-packed with examples of werden used in every imaginable context)
  • The written story plus audio book (so you can read or listen...wherever you are!)
  • A short 5-minute video lesson with our instructor, Holger. (He'll explain the ways werden is used in the story)
  • A short daily practice exercise (to help you remember what you’ve learned)
  • Discussion with dozens of fellow challengers in our interactive Facebook group (so you can discuss the story and get answers to questions).

We’ve carefully structured the entire 30 days, so all you have to do is turn up and get stuck in!

Ready To Get Started?

If you'd like to join us on the challenge, then here's the key info you need:

  • Start date: 1st June
  • Daily time required: 15 minutes
  • Total commitment: 30 days

The investment in the challenge is only $97 - the same as just a couple of lessons with a professional teacher.

Everything you need is included - all materials (written and audio), all video lessons and activities, plus the exciting community for discussion on the story and the grammar.

Click the "enrol" button to sign up now.

(You'll find the first lesson ready and waiting for you in the member area... just to whet your appetite!)

Get started now!

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Here's a short message from your challenge teacher, Holger...

(Click play and turn up the volume!)

Here's what students said about previous 30-Day Challenges:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What level is the challenge for?
Both the story and the lesson content are aimed at A2-B1 level. (That's high-beginner to low-intermediate). In other words, this is for you if you've been studying German for a little while (or maybe a long while!) and can understand at least some German, but struggle to express yourself in a comfortable and natural way in conversation.
I'm already using another course/app. I don't have time for this.
This challenge is a great complement to other German courses or apps you might be learning with. The reason is that most language courses focus on teaching you the language broadly... and that's great - you need those broad brushstrokes in order to understand how the language works. But in this challenge, you'll focus intently on a single topic - the essential German verb werden - for 30 days. It's the perfect way of honing in on an essential aspect of the German language that is probably only covered briefly in your other courses and apps... and mastering it once and for all. This is totally doable because the daily commitment with this challenge is only 15 minutes. So it's pretty manageable amount of time to devote to your German, even if you're currently using another course or app as well. The challenge is also extremely flexible. We've designed each lesson to be easy to consume on the go, whenever you have a few free minutes, so you can fit it in comfortably: • before breakfast • during your lunch break • after dinner • ...even while waiting for the bus!
How can I access the challenge?
Mobile, desktop, laptop, tablet... The challenge is super user-friendly and you'll be able to log on from anywhere!
What exactly will I learn? How will this challenge help me?
During this challenge, we'll focus werden - the "swiss-army knife" of German verbs -, recycled over and over throughout the story. You'll see werden used in every possible context over and over in the story. This means you'll master the different uses of this essential German verb to the point where it's effortless and automatic, and you instinctively know how to use it correctly.
What if it's too hard, or my level is too low?
To make the challenge achievable, we've kept each chapter short - only 250 words! This means that you'll be able to easily make it to the end of the chapter each day, even if it does take you a little longer. However, the daily video lessons will give you all the support you need, as you'll have clear, professional explanations for how werden is used in the story. This means that, even if you're really unsure about how werden works right now, just by watching and studying the daily videos, you'll learn to think about this verb like a native speaker by the end of the challenge. If I had my way, this is the only way students would ever learn German!
What's so special about this "story" method anyway?
Most German students try to learn German through rules and rote memorisation. This doesn't work, and is extremely stressful for you as a learner. Why? Because there are lots of so-called "rules" to learn and it's impossible to hold them all in your head at the same time while you're speaking. It's also not a natural approach ... native speakers don't learn the language with rules and memory tricks, after all! With the "Winning with Werden!" challenge, you'll learn through example and context, just like native speakers do! The magic of learning through story is that your main focus is actually not on the memorising anything... you concentrate on understanding and enjoying the story! As you're reading and listening to the story, the different uses of werden will begin to lodge themselves subconsciously in your brain. It doesn't happen right away - in fact it may take a couple of weeks for you to feel the real effects. But by the end of the 30 days, you'll have a native-like command of this must-know German verb that will amaze you.
I'm not sure I can commit for 30 days.
Your daily commitment is only 15 minutes. This is because the principle of the challenge is that "little and often is the best way to learn". 15 minutes is a pretty manageable amount of time to devote to your German. You can fit it in comfortably: • before breakfast • during your lunch break • after dinner • ...even while waiting for the bus! The power is in the consistency - working at it for a short time every day. You'll be amazed at the huge progress you make from simply showing up every day to work on one area of your German! Remember, you get the audio of the story, as well as the text, so you can easily take part and keep up wherever you happen to be!
What if I am unhappy with the challenge?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the challenge, contact me at any point during the challenge and I'll issue you full and prompt refund.
How long do I have access to the course after the end of the challenge?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Get started now!

We run a different 30-Day German Challenge each month. Want lifetime access to all twelve 30-Day German Challenges?

Click here to grab the 12 Challenge Bundle now and save 30%!