German: Introductory


Course description

Students do not need any previous knowledge of German to take this course, just a love of the language. This course will help you develop your basic German language skills and build up confidence when communicating in the language. You will also gain a solid foundation of German grammar.

Learning objectives

​By the end of this course, if working diligently, students will be able to

  • Recite the letters of the German alphabet;
  • Use the appropriate greeting;
  • Recognize and give examples of when to use “you” formal or informal as well as plural and singular;
  • Know all the numbers; give their telephone number, postal code and address;
  • Tell the time using 12 and 24 hour clock;
  • Distinguish between masculine, feminine and neutral nouns and know the appropriate definite and indefinite articles;
  • Talk about his/her day;
  • Introduce themselves (given names and family name, age, profession as well as talk about friends and family);
  • Use present tense: form sentences using proper sentence structure;
  • Conjugate regular and irregular verbs;
  • Use modal verbs: conjugating them and keeping a correct word order;
  • Use the Imperatives for all 3 forms of “you”;
  • Speak about personal preferences using verb “gern”;
  • Formulate basic questions or beginning them with a question word;
  • Speak about hobbies, sports and activities;

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)


Course manual will be provided in class (mandatory).

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