German I

From schnitzel to strudel, the German language is all around us. Because the language is widely spoken throughout Europe, German skills can facilitate travel. Learn basic conversational skills and essential grammar. German I covers the first three chapters in the textbook, “Sag Mal.”

Work one-on-one with an instructor, mapping together a customized schedule that fits your needs (usually 8-12 weeks per course).

Required Textbook Package:
“Sag Mal,” Third Edition (used for German I-IV online)

Print + Supersite Plus Access/WebSAM
ISBN: 978-1-54331-606-3
Price: $270


Digital + Supersite Plus Access/WebSAM
ISBN: 978-1-54331-607-0
Price: $185

Do not purchase materials from other stores. Passcodes for VHL’s online resources are required and are only available through Vista Higher Learning.

This course can be applied to the German Language Certificate.


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

  • Formal and informal German greetings and introductions
  • Question words and phrases
  • Replacing nouns with pronouns
  • How to ask a question in German
  • How to change the order of words in a sentence to shift emphasis
  • How to conjugate regular verbs (present tense)
  • Use of adjectives to describe people, places and things

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.


This course is for beginning German speakers. There is no prerequisite.


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

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Osher members receive 10% discount. Contact the the Languages Department at 414-227-3118 or


Receive a 10% discount as a member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization.

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.


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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