Course Code GER 101
Course Title Elementary German 1
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Emma Betz)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course aims to bring German language, culture, and everyday life into the classroom. Students with little or no prior knowledge are introduced to the structure of German and develop their listening/comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Classes are communicative and emphasize interaction in German. Online exercises and audio/video materials accompany each chapter of the textbook. [Note: GER 101 is not open to students with native, near-native, or similar advanced ability.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Grit Liebscher, Mathias Schulze
  • Antirequisite: 4U German
  • Software: A microphone is required to complete the assignments.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes
  1. GER 101 is not open to students with native, near-native or similar advanced abilities.
  2. This course is taught in both German and English language.
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