If you have little or no prior knowledge of German, you should definitely begin with an A1 Level German course like this one.

The following overview level A1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) describes what you can expect to be capable of after completing “Deutsch mit Vera – Level A1”:

CEFR Level A1 – Basic User

Understanding

Listening:
“I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.”

Reading:
“I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.”

Speaking

“I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.”

“I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.”

Writing

“I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.”