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Learn the language that is at the heart of Europe! German is spoken by approximately 100 million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and in other parts of Europe. It is one of the ten most common languages spoken in the world.
It is recommended that all students begin with German 1411 even if they have had previous courses in German, unless the instructor gives permission to take a higher level. Please contact Peggy Little, German Instructor, for any questions you have about the course content or the level at which you should begin.
Why Learn German?
1) Open the Doors to Communication:
2) Open the Doors to Business:
3) Open the Doors to Adventure and Personal Enrichment:
Is German Difficult?
Learning a new language does require time and concentrated effort. But German and English are closely related and share many words in common. Although the grammar will seem hard at the beginning, German is so orderly constructed that you'll soon be able to predict the new rules and patterns. At Richland our aim is to provide you with all the shortcuts you need to efficiently master the difficult aspects while enjoying the easy ones.
What Does Richland Offer?
Beginning German: Two consecutive courses (1411 and 1412) which build vocabulary, give a comparative analysis of English and German grammatical structure, and help internalize the conceptual skills required for effective oral and written communication. Day and evening classes offered in Fall, Spring and Summer. These courses can be taken for credit or through Continuing Education.
Intermediate German: Two consecutive courses (2311 and 2312), which provide an intensive review and expansion of the grammar and further development of translating skills. Intense vocabulary growth is fostered through readings of increasing difficulty, including actual, unsimplified German texts from various sources and time periods. Afternoon and evening classes offered in Fall and Spring. These courses can be taken for credit or through Continuing Education.
Advanced German Conversation and Reading: A non-credit class for people who have completed at least two years of German and who wish to pursue or maintain a higher level of reading and speaking skills. Offered through Continuing Education.