If you have little or no previous knowledge of German, Beginner 1 is the right level for you. Speak and hear German from the first day as you quickly gain basic conversation skills to communicate information about yourself, your family and friends, your work and your daily life.
Learn grammar, pronunciation, expressions and vocabulary that allow you to interact in everyday settings using primarily the present tense.
Practise your new language skills in a relaxed environment with the support of our passionate and experienced instructors. Between classes, you can hone your skills using online resources chosen by your instructor.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- greet and introduce yourself
- order food
- buy groceries
- speak about your family
- tell time
- talk about the weather
Read a detailed course outline.
How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.
There is no textbook for this course.
You’ll need access to a Windows or Mac desktop computer, laptop or tablet, an email account, a reliable internet connection and an up-to-date web browser. For real-time classes in the 100% online course, you’ll also need access to a video camera and microphone.
Choose from two formats:
- 100% online, instructor-supported with real-time classes, or,
- In-person at UBC Robson Square
Learn more about online learning at Extended Learning.