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Continuing Studies


Continue to learn German conversation and grammar in a fun and relaxed environment. Polish your German listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and learn while you learn about the history and traditions of German-speaking people. Prerequisites: German 3 or instructor's consent. Purchase of textbook required: You may either purchase Themen Aktuell 2, Kursbuch 1-10 or Combined Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch Lektionen 1-5.

Course format

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.

Textbook purchase required: "Themen Aktuell 2" or "Themen Aktuell 2" Textbook/Workbook for lessons 1-5



Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 35
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 3.5

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608-262-7389

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Rose Stephenson

(MA, Middlebury College) lived for many years in Germany. She has taught Continuing Studies courses in German for more than 20 years.