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.

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Current German Classes

  • German 1

    This course is for beginners. The focus is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include greetings and goodbyes, introducing yourself and others, the alphabet, numbers, family and relatives, shopping, housing, furniture, and colors. Introduction to syntax, present tense of the... More about German 1

  • German 2

    For students who have taken one quarter of German or the equivalent. The focus is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include shopping, housing, furniture, colors, and telling time. Introduction to pronouns, articles, negation, and separable verbs.Text: Schritte international 1... More about German 2

  • German 3

    For students who have taken two quarters of German or the equivalent. The focus is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include telling time, weather, meals, hobbies, leisure activities, and reporting past activities. Introduction to separable verbs, Akkusativ, the modal... More about German 3

  • German 4

    For students who have taken three quarters of German or the equivalent. The focus is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include professions and employment, life in the city and tourism, and health and the body. Introduction to Präteritum of... More about German 4

  • German 5

    For students who have had four quarters of German or the equivalent. Emphasis is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include postal services and travel as well as hobbies, leisure activities and physical fitness. Introduction to the genitive case, time... More about German 5

  • German 6

    For students who have had five quarters of German or the equivalent. Emphasis is on speaking and listening comprehension. Topics include entertainment and culture as well as relationships and fairy tales. Introduction to verbs with prepositional objects, Pronominaladverbien, endings of... More about German 6

  • German for Travelers

    Preparing for a trip to Germany? You will enjoy this interactive class guaranteed to enhance your travel experience. You will learn basic tourist German, how to navigate the transportation system, and all about the culture through exploring local historical sites... More about German for Travelers

  • German Pronunciation

    For students who have taken one quarter of German or the equivalent. This course will help you improve your pronunciation in order to enable you to communicate in German with more confidence. The focus is on practicing the standard German... More about German Pronunciation

  • German Through Current Events

    See Germany the way the Germans do! Read and discuss current events using the latest German publications. This is an advanced level course designed for students with high fluency in German. Class is taught entirely in German. More about German Through Current Events