Class Overview

German for Travelers | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Learn everyday vocabulary and expressions in German! Develop basic oral and written communication skills by interacting with the instructor and fellow students in this level 1 class.

Develop basic grammar and everyday vocabulary and expressions. Learn how to have simple and short conversations about familiar topics such as family and home. You will become acquainted with the essentials of German grammar and syntax as well as pronunciation. 

While learning the language, you will also have a chance to explore German culture -- both traditional and modern.

 

Required Textbook

Please acquire this book, which will be used for all German levels 1-3: Schritte International 1 (text and workbook in one volume). ISBN 978-3-19-001851-2. 

Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil. A computer with camera and microphone is needed for real-time interactive online modality.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop essential speaking and listening skills for simple conversations
  • Know very basic grammar
  • Build everyday vocabulary and expressions
  • Hold simple and short conversation about familiar topics (e.g. family, home, etc.)
  • Understand traditional and modern German culture

Who Should Take this Class?

Travelers, business people, family and friends of German speakers, or anyone who is interested in German culture

Anyone who would like to know how to greet and have small conversations with native German speakers

No prior knowledge of German language and/or culture is required.

Location, Instructor & Fees

  • Instructor: Juergen Themann
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $169
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