German: Beginner Level 4

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 35 hours of classroom time in German within the last 2 years, can read very short, simple texts, can communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics, and can use a series of phrases to discuss in simple terms areas of immediate personal relevance. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to handle short social exchanges, read short, simple texts, write simple, personal letters, and talk about past events. Instructors include: Diana Erinna, Eillen Schneider