Course Detail: LNG915 - German: Beginner

Are you ready to dive into the vibrant world of the German language? 

In this introductory course, you will embark on an exciting journey to learn German from scratch. Whether you're planning a trip to Germany, interested in exploring German literature and culture, or simply eager to expand your linguistic horizons, this course is the perfect starting point.

Throughout the duration of the course, you will develop essential language skills in four key areas:

Pronunciation: Master the sounds of the German language and learn the intricacies of proper pronunciation through interactive exercises and guided practice sessions. Build confidence in speaking German fluently and accurately from the very beginning.

Basic Vocabulary: Lay a solid foundation by acquiring a diverse range of essential vocabulary words and phrases. From everyday greetings and expressions to common nouns, verbs, and adjectives, you will gradually build your vocabulary repertoire, empowering you to engage in basic conversations with ease.

Basic Grammar: Delve into the fundamental principles of German grammar, including sentence structure, verb conjugation, noun declension, and adjective agreement. Gain a clear understanding of grammatical concepts through structured lessons, hands-on activities, and real-world examples, paving the way for effective communication in German.

Beginning Reading Literacy: Unlock the power of comprehension as you develop your reading skills in German. From simple texts and dialogues to authentic materials such as short stories, articles, and cultural texts, you will progressively enhance your ability to understand written German and extract meaning from context.

Course Structure:

Each session of the course will span two hours, providing you with ample time to immerse yourself in the language and practice your newfound skills. The first hour will be dedicated to intensive study and interactive learning, focusing on grammar, vocabulary expansion, pronunciation drills, and speaking activities. Engage in lively discussions, role-plays, and group exercises designed to reinforce your understanding and fluency in German.

In the second hour, you will sharpen your reading proficiency through targeted exercises and guided reading sessions. Explore a variety of texts selected to match your proficiency level, ranging from beginner-friendly passages to more challenging materials. Enhance your comprehension skills as you decipher meaning, identify key vocabulary, and gain insight into German culture and society through authentic written content.

Join us on this exciting linguistic adventure and unlock the doors to a world of opportunities with the German language!

Note: Students will need a German language dictionary during class (printed or electronic).

Instructor Aaron Stanley is a German teacher and avid traveler. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and an Indiana educator's license. He spent two months abroad in Germany and another month between England, France, and Spain. He has worked with international and domestic students for a number of years, and enjoys sharing the German language and culture with others.

Master the German language by taking these additional courses.

German: Intermediate

German: Advanced

 Session Information: 24FLNG915

Schedule: Mondays, September 9 - October 7 (5 sessions)
Times: 06:00pm-08:00pm EDT
Regular Registration (Registration Deadline: 9/3/24) : $140.00


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Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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