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German Language Classes

Our German courses emphasize modern spoken German. From the first class meeting, students and instructors alike speak as much German as possible. Grammar is studied not as an exclusively abstract system, but as a reference base for active language use. The majority of classroom time is used speaking German, as opposed to talking about German in English. Culture is also an integral component of all our language courses and is presented through role play and activities while students are learning the language in communicative situations.

St. Steven's Cathedral; Vienna, Austria; photo courtesy of Sabine Saway, ISO Director

St. Steven’s Cathedral; Vienna, Austria; photo courtesy of Sabine Saway, ISO Director

Levels

German 1

The level 1 German class is a 20-hour introductory course to the language and culture of German-speaking countries. It is intended for learners with no previous experience learning German. There is an emphasis on speaking and getting comfortable with the language.
Communicative competence: By the end of the course learners will be able to greet and address someone formally and informally, introduce themselves and others, ask questions, start a conversation, order and pay for beverages and talk about sights in Europe.
Grammatical competence: Together with the vocabulary learners will be introduced to basic language structures, for example: verbs in the present tense (regular and irregular), subject pronouns, singular and plural forms of nouns, and the word order in sentences and questions.

Required Textbook:

Funk, L., Kuhn, C. Studio 21: Deutschbuch A1 (ISBN: 9783065205269)

German 2

Prerequisite: Completion of German 1 or instructor’s permission.

The level 2 German class continues the introduction to the language and culture of German-speaking countries with an emphasis on spoken communication and everyday language use.
Communicative competence: Topics range from living arrangements and daily routines to work experience and means of transportation. By the end of the course learners will be able to discuss preferences, talk about daily schedules and make appointments.
Grammatical competence: Language structures taught at this level include an introduction to the case system of nouns (accusative and dative), the possessive articles and some verbs in the past tense.

Required Textbook:

Funk, L., Kuhn, C. Studio 21: Deutschbuch A1 (ISBN: 9783065205269)

German 3

Prerequisite: Completion of German2 or instructor’s   permission.
The level 3 German class continues to focus on spoken German but with an increased attention to reading and writing tasks.
Communicative competence: Topics include occupations, travel and exploring the German capital Berlin. By the end of the course learners will be able to discuss work schedules, introduce colleagues, ask and give directions in a city and describe travel experiences.
Grammatical competence: Learners will be introduced to more complex language structures and idioms, including modal verbs and the conversational past tense.

Required Textbook:

Funk, L., Kuhn, C. Studio 21: Deutschbuch A1 (ISBN: 9783065205269)

German 4

Completion of German 3 or instructor’s permission
The level 4 German class completes the A1 level which is the first of six levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This framework is the European standard for assessing someone’s language proficiency.
Communicative competence: Topics include shopping for food and clothes; going to the doctor; health & fitness and the weather. By the end of the course learners will be able to conduct shopping dialogues, compare prices, discuss the weather, give advice and express opinions and emotions.
Grammatical competence: Language structures at this level include the comparison of adjectives, adjective endings, the imperative and direct object pronouns.

Required Textbook:

Funk, L., Kuhn, C. Studio 21: Deutschbuch A1 (ISBN: 9783065205269)

Schedule

Classes must have a minimum of 4 students to run. Shared private lessons and custom programs are also available

-All classes are 20 hours.

*Classes falling on holidays will be rescheduled.

 

Winter Session: January- March

Session begins January 8th, 2018 and higher level classes will be offered. If you would like a notification when a new schedule is up, you may enter your email here.

Custom Program

WAL can design a special language program for you or your group.  Custom classes are planned with your needs and objectives in mind. WAL has the materials and instructional staff to provide you with an outstanding experience! Choose the number of hours you want to study and the dates of your study and we will design a program just for you.

Custom Programs may be contracted in 10-hour blocks. Meetings must be a minimum of an hour and a half and meet once a week or more. Request a Custom Program here.

Corporate Programs

Communication is always key, especially in the world of business. Our experienced instructors are ready to come to your office with a tailored, industry-specific approach to language instruction. Program content is customized to meet the needs of individual companies.

Instruction requires a minimum of 10 hours total and a minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson.  Programs are generally scheduled on weekdays. Meeting dates and times are flexible. Instruction can be delivered at corporate sites or at our downtown office.

Please contact us at 206-239-4789 or wal@cityu.edu for more information or to receive quote.

Tuition

Class Type Cost 
Evening & Day Classes $350 (effective 7/1/2017)
Custom Programs $700/10 hours
Shared Custom Programs $450/10 hours per person (2-3 students)
Specialized Programs $750/10 hours
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