Master the basics of German: numbers, the alphabet, introducing yourself and having simple conversations while learning about German culture. We use an integrated approach that quickly has you speaking and writing.
Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute weekly sessions. Groups will vary weekly, so participants should be available for the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.
The required textbook, "Themen aktuell 1" is sold by many online vendors. Make sure to look for ISBN number 9783190016907. It is generally available on Amazon.
Sections anticipated for summer 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, June 13–Sept. 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on July 4)
Tuesdays, June 13–Sept. 5, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on July 4)