World Languages Institute: German

Whether you want to speak German for travel or personal enrichment, our classes are a great way to learn. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced.

Beginning German classes introduce you to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations.

Beginning lessons cover how to:
•Ask and respond to simple questions
•Engage in simple conversations
•Interact in social, business, and travel situations
•Read a variety of basic written materials
•Write simple sentences on everyday topics

Intermediate and advanced classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write and speak German with greater fluency.

Intermediate and advanced lessons teach you how to:
•Engage in conversations with ease and confidence
•Increase your proficiency in German grammar and vocabulary
•Read and understand the meaning of German texts and articles
•Write short essays on common topics
•Deepen your understanding of current German culture

Classes meet once a week in the evening for 8-10 weeks. Instructors include native German speakers with a strong background in German language and culture.

Current German Classes

  • German 1

    To acquaint the student with the German language and the language learning process, focusing on listening and speaking. Participants will le... More »

  • German 2

    For students who have taken one quarter of German or the equivalent. Emphasis is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include tra... More »

  • German 3

    For students who have had two quarters of German or the equivalent. Topics include travel and leisure, housing, money and banking, and posta... More »

  • German 4

    For students who have had three quarters of German or the equivalent. Required text: Wie Geht's? - 9th ed. ... More »

  • German 5

    For students who have had four quarters of German or the equivalent. Required text: Wie Geht's? - 9th ed. ... More »

  • German 6

    For students who have had five quarters of German or the equivalent. Required text: Wie Geht's? - 9th ed. ... More »

  • German 7

    For students who have had six quarters of German or the equivalent. Includes conversation, grammar review, and intermediate texts. Required ... More »

  • German 8

    This intermediate-level German course includes a thorough review of grammatical concepts, vocabulary and expressions, and practice in speaki... More »

  • German through Literature and Music

    Deepen your understanding of the German language and culture and explore its rich literature and (contemporary) music. Prerequisite: at leas... More »

  • Basic Conversational German

    Immerse yourself in German and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension and speaking skills! A maximum class size of 12 ensures hig... More »

  • Intermediate Conversational German

    This intermediate-level course emphasizes conversation and practice. Includes a review of critical grammar topics, introduction of new vocab... More »

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Jamie Lucero, Instructor and Translation Tools Expert

Jamie Lucero, Translation and Interpretation Certificate Instructor, is a translation tools expert who teaches others who are highly fluently bilingual how to use these tools. Read more. . .

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