German - Level 1

German words written on a chalkboard

Class Overview

Learn everyday vocabulary and expressions in German! Develop basic oral and written communication skills by interacting with the instructor and fellow students in this level 1 class. Develop basic grammar and everyday vocabulary and expressions. Learn how to have simple and short conversations about familiar topics such as family and home. You will become acquainted with the essentials of German grammar and syntax as well as pronunciation. While learning the language, you will also have a chance to explore German culture -- both traditional and modern. 


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop essential speaking and listening skills for simple conversations
  • Know very basic grammar
  • Build everyday vocabulary and expressions
  • Hold simple and short conversations about familiar topics (e.g. family, home, etc.)
  • Understand traditional and modern German culture


Recommended Textbook

Deutsch: Na klar! 7th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0073386355


Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Travelers, business people, family and friends of German speakers, or anyone who is interested in German culture
  • Anyone who would like to know how to greet and have small conversations with native German speakers
  • No prior knowledge of German language and/or culture is required.


Class Details