German grammar – the tenses #4 – the passive voice

Learn how to recognize and formulate the passive voice in German present, past and future tense sentences.

Welcome to the landing page of my German passive course! If this is what you were looking for you will already have learned a lot of German.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand what the passive is and when it’s used..
  • Know how to form the passive in the present tense..
  • Know how to form the passive in the past tenses..
  • Know how to form the passive in the future tenses..
  • Understand how to use alternatives to the passive voice..

Course Content

  • Introduction to the course, the instructor and Udemy –> 4 lectures • 10min.
  • The passive – what is it? –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • The passive in the present tense –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • The passive in the past tenses –> 7 lectures • 18min.
  • The passive in the future tenses –> 5 lectures • 12min.
  • Extras –> 3 lectures • 14min.
  • Alternatives to the passive –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Putting it all together –> 4 lectures • 3min.

German grammar - the tenses #4 - the passive voice

Requirements

  • You should be able to conjugate German verbs in the present tense..
  • You should be able to conjugate German verbs in the past tenses..
  • You should be able to conjugate German verbs in the future tenses..
  • You’ll need pen and paper for some of the exercises..
  • You’ll need a printer if you wish to print out some of the handouts..

Welcome to the landing page of my German passive course! If this is what you were looking for you will already have learned a lot of German.

So, congratulations for getting this far! You will have survived many hurdles during your German learning journey but now you’ve come across another problem – the passive voice!

Many textbooks cover the passive but only briefly and my students never found the explanations enough. That’s why I made this course. I broke down the passive into lots of sections with easy videos with exercises for reinforcement.

At the end of this course you’ll wonder why you found the passive difficult!

There is only one stipulation: you must know how to conjugate German verbs in all the tenses

  • the present tense
  • the imperfect tense
  • the perfect tense
  • the pluperfect tense
  • the future tense
  • the future perfect tense

If you are struggling with the present, past or future tenses, then please learn those first, either with a textbook or my courses. But if you feel confident, then dive in!

I can’t promise you passive learning, but I can promise you a better knowledge of the passive voice in German!

How is this course different from other courses?

Most German courses or textbooks cover many topics, but not always in great detail. Normally, there is a tutor to explain more. That can be a problem for those who are teaching themselves as they might not have anybody to explain further.

My courses are in depth, easy to understand and come with worksheets, quizzes, assignments to help you practice what you have learned.