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These courses provide an opportunity for those who need or want to learn the German language and culture for non-credit purposes. Those in the community of German descent may also find this course useful and appealing.

Who should attend?

These courses are open to everyone.

New students who have a prior knowledge of the language are required to meet with instructional staff first for a language placement test to determine which level is more suitable for you.

Course Information:

Standard German 1

An entry-level course designed to give students a good command of spoken and written German and an introduction to German culture and civilization.

This is an introductory course of Standard German for those with very little or no background in German. It will cover topics such as greetings, introducing yourself and others, professions, country of origin, hobbies, prices, food, compliments, and complaints. Students will learn basic pronunciation rules, the use of the present tense, basic sentence structures of German, numbers 1-1000, and the use of two cases (nominative and accusative). They will also receive information on the culture of German-speaking countries.

Standard German 2

A continuation of German I which furthers students’ command of spoken and written German and familiarity with German culture and civilization.

This is a continuation of the introductory course of Standard German I. It will cover topics such as daily routines, time, rules and regulations, appointments, living quarters, and activities (free time, work, etc). Students will learn the use of the present tense (with irregular, separable, and modal verbs), dative prepositions, and indefinite pronouns. The course will also further deepen familiarity with the culture of German-speaking countries and allow for additional topics.

German Grammar 1

This course provides an opportunity for German language learners to
take a more in-depth look at German grammar, and who need or want
to learn the language for non-credit purposes. 

This is a grammar-focused course for anyone with some prior German
language experience who would like to develop their reading, writing,
and oral skills. It will focus word order, verbs (tenses and forms), nouns,
case systems, articles, prepositions, conjunctions and time expressions,
covering their respective chapters. Students will also be able to deepen
their cultural understanding of German-speaking countries.

Advanced German 1

This course provides an opportunity for German language learners to build on their level of oral and written German skills, and those who need or want to continue with the language for non-credit purposes.

This is a language and culture-focused course for anyone with prior German language experience who would like to develop their reading, writing, and oral skills. It will focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing at a third-year/B1 level. Students will also be able to deepen their cultural understanding of German-speaking countries.

Course Schedule

Course CodeDayTimeDatesTotal Hours
Standard German I
(X-GER 01)
Wednesday6:30 pm – 8:30 pmSeptember 8 – December 8, 202126 hours
Standard German II
(X-GER 02)
Wednesday6:30 pm – 8:30 pmJanuary 12 – April 13, 202226 hours
German Grammar I
(X-GER 51)
Tuesday6:30 pm – 8:30 pmSeptember 7 – December 7, 202126 hours
Advanced German I
(X-GER 03)
Thursday6:30 pm – 8:30 pmSeptember 9 – December 9, 202126 hours

Additional Information

Pre-requisites: None

Course Fee:

X-GER 01 $250 + GST
X-GER 02 $250 + GST
X-GER 51 $250 + GST
X-GER 03 $250 + GST

Instructor: Veronica Miller

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