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.
Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.
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
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).