German I

Introduction to German

From schnitzel to strudel, the German language is all around us. Because the language is widely spoken throughout Europe, German skills can be a valuable tool to facilitate travel. Learn basic German language conversational skills and essential grammar in this introductory course. German I, offered live online or on-demand, covers the first three chapters in the textbook, “Sag Mal”.

Required Textbook Package
Our required textbook package, used for German I-IV, grants you 36-month access to VHLcentral.com. Vista Higher Learning’s online learning platform is a comprehensive suite of tools that includes the SuperSite Plus and WebSAM (Student Activities Manual). This innovative online learning hub ensures a seamless learning experience, offering interactive resources, exercises and materials to support and enhance your German language skills.

“Sag Mal,” Third Edition (Choose 1 option)

  • Print + Digital | ISBN: 978-1-54331-606-3 | Price: $274.80
  • Digital | ISBN: 978-1-54331-607-0 | Price: $189

Do not purchase materials from other stores. Special pricing and passcodes for VHL’s online resources are required and are only available through this link: Vista Higher Learning 

This course can be applied to the German Language Certificate.

Instructor

Ann-Christin Kloth

Ann-Christin Kloth

Ann-Christin Kloth was born and raised in Germany. She holds a degree in business management and engineering from Hochschule für Medien University. After working with diverse companies in marketing and sales as an executive, she decided to become a full-time ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate and apply appropriate greetings in varied contexts
  • Create diverse questions using different question words and structures
  • Substitute nouns with pronouns accurately for clarity and coherence
  • Develop proficiency in asking varied types of questions effectively
  • Manipulate sentence structure to emphasize specific elements
  • Master conjugating regular verbs accurately in present tense
  • Describe vividly using adjectives, adhering to gender and number agreements
  • Understand and integrate cultural nuances in language usage
  • Engage in attentive listening and coherent responses in German
  • Apply language skills confidently in practical communication scenarios

Course Outline/Topics

Vocabulary focuses on gender, articles, nouns and pronouns, regular verbs and numbers and letters, as well as phrases used to discuss school and university life, friends and family, time and months of the year and sports and free-time activities.

Live Online vs On-Demand Online

  • Live Online: The synchronous live online courses are 12 weeks long each, meeting once a week, for two and a half hours. For a total of 30 in-class hours. Specific dates below.
  • On-Demand Online: Explore a rich array of tools on Vista Higher Learning’s online platform, VHL Central, offering audio, video, auto-graded activities, tutorials, assessments, pronunciation guides and features to record your voice, listen to native speakers and submit coursework. Following registration, your UWM SCE instructor collaborates with you to design a personalized schedule and set flexible due dates within the 6-16 week range. This instructor-guided format caters to busy schedules, eliminating mandatory live interactions. Perfect for self-directed learners seeking flexibility. Register anytime!

Notes

This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructor: Ann-Christin Kloth

Fee: $399

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 2.0

Program Number: 7781-15638

Note: Dates on your registration invoice will reflect FY 2024, however you will be contacted by your instructor within 1-3 business days to arrange your custom schedule.

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Date: 12 Tue, Jan 9-Mar 26, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Ann-Christin Kloth

Fee: $389

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
OSHER

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.

HPGM

As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 3.0

Enrollment Limit: 12

Program Number: 7781-16024

Registration Deadline: Jan 9, 2024

Registration deadline has passed.
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