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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.
You will practice speaking in weekly 30-minute online sessions led by an experienced instructor, with a maximum of 3-6 other participants. In order to get to know all of your classmates, your conversation time will vary between the first or second 30-minute time-slot of the hour you registered for. You should be available for either.
The live online sessions begin one week after the scheduled course start date to allow time to work through the first unit of learning material in preparation for the live conversation practice.
Online course materials introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening, and reading skills through videos, audios, and interactive exercises. Budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous content.
Course materials become available online on the scheduled course start date 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.
Want an in-person version of this course in Madison, WI? Check our course listing for availability.
Sections anticipated for spring 2024 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, Jan. 23–April 23, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation sessions on March 19 and 26)
Tuesdays, Jan. 23–April 23, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation sessions on March 19 and 26)
Earn Continuing Education Hours
By participating in this class you will earn:
|University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units