German: Intermediate

The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. The German-speaking countries are ranked fifth in terms of annual publication of new books, with one tenth of all books (including e-books) in the world being published in German language. Count yourself among its learners in this series of engaging classes, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. This level is for students who have at least 60 hours of classroom time in the language within the last 2 years, can identify the main points of clear standard speech, can read texts that consist mainly of high frequency language, and can handle a limited variety of situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to read descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters, enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life, and write simple, connected text on familiar or personal topics describing experiences and impressions. Instructor: Diana Erinna



Start Date

September 17, 2019









9 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 17

There is no text book for this class. The instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Diana Erinna


Diana Erinna

Diana is a German native from then East Germany who holds a degree in German as a Foreign Language. After arriving in the US, Diana enjoyed teaching students at Harvard University followed by leading the German program at Northeastern University Boston. She has developed the German program’s language curriculum and course materials there, and has led several “German Language and Culture” courses to Germany.

“Everyone is different, and we learn in different ways. I pride myself on being flexible, creative, and with over 20 years of experience teaching German. I take into account what your goal is, and what is the right method for you. I integrate what is important to you whether it is business culture, pronunciation, presentation or sentence structure and grammar – the main focus remains on competence in the language, culture and communication.”