Settle in Germany - the easy way

No matter what your reasons are for moving to Germany, knowing the ins and outs of getting set up properly right from the start can save you from a lot of bureaucratic hassle and headaches further down the road.  

In order to make the process of relocating and getting on your feet simple, we've created our comprehensive online video seminar "Getting Started and Finding a Flat in Germany" - to help take the guesswork out of the required steps and avoid common pitfalls along the way.

The German requirements can seem very daunting, as there are numerous documents required and offices to visit, but Expath simplifies the process by providing detailed instructions for how to complete the steps and in what order.

- Braden C.

  • Getting Started & Finding A Flat
  • Childcare in Berlin
  • Freelancing in Germany
  • Getting your Freelance Work Permit
  • Getting Your Freelance Artist visa
  • Finding a Job in Germany
  • How german grammar works

How German Grammar Works

1. Actions with "what"

2. Actions without "what"

3. Can these overlap?

4. What are subjects and objects?

5. How do subjects and objects differ in English?

6. How do subjects and objects look in German?

7. Who loves whom and how genders help

8. Intro to nominative and accusative cases

9. Prepositions and how they tie into all this

10. Summary of everything so far

11. What does the dative case look like?

12. Almost all prepositions and what they trigger

13. How movement and location tie into the cases

14. The difference between movement and location

15. How do you say 'to put' in German?

16. What's allowed in a German sentence?

17. How do adjectives behave in this system?

18. Excellent examples for adjective declension

19. Other articles and how they behave in German

20. A more natural way to get endings right

21. How do reflexive verbs work in German?

22. How verbs with prepositions work fit into this

23. (Briefly) How does the genitive case work?

24. The cases summarized in three simple rules

25. How sentence structure differs from English

26. Questions, commands, statements in German

27. Where everything goes in a German sentence

28. Der, die, and das: Tricks to guess genders better

29. Conclusions

Downloadable Resources:

(PDF) Prepositions and Cases – A handy diagram of German prepositions (with translations) and which case they effect.

(PDF) Prepositions of Movement and Location – An illustration of what kind of movement is expressed with which prepositions and their cases

(PDF) Articles and Adjective Declination – Example sentences to learn in order to get a feeling for the connections, as well as a useful declination table

(PDF) Articles and Adjective Declination – A comprehensive list of articles and which way the following adjectives will end

(PDF) Case Rules – A brief review of what causes which cases

(PDF) Sentence Structure – An illustration of where verbs are located in the different clauses in German

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My first days in Berlin were a little bit terrifying (even though I had lived in another German city already), so the "Getting started in Berlin" workshop was definitely a great way to start getting things done. It's only been 4 days since the workshop and most of my legal obligations have been accomplished already. [...] I can now say I feel confident to start my life in Berlin. Thank you!!!!!

Julia S. - Berlin