German: Low Intermediate

The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. Count yourself among its learners in this series of engaging courses, 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 50 hours of classroom time in German within the last 2 years, are familiar with frequently used expressions, and are able to express themselves in everyday situations. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to handle a limited variety of situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Instructor: Petra Bittner



Start Date

January 12, 2021









9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 12

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.

This class might use a textbook.

Instructors: Petra Bittner


Petra Bittner

Petra is a German native from Berlin who holds a degree in English literature (PhD) and teaching German (MA/Staatsexamen). She lived in Boston from 1998 to 2007, teaching language and cultural studies classes for Boston University, Harvard University and MIT. She spent the last 13 years in Munich where she taught cultural studies and business communication courses for different universities as well as language and literature classes for the adult education center in Munich (MVHS).

Petra loves the cultural diversity in adult education classes as well as the relaxed but dedicated atmosphere in the classroom. Her priority is to cater to the individual needs of learners, so they can attain their goals. In her teaching she focuses on communicative competency and cultural awareness.