Learn to Speak German

Master the basics of the language by learning pronunciation, sentence structure, useful phrases, and cultural touchstones.


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GERMAN: LEVEL 1

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$189 / Six Classes   

No class May 30.

Instructor: Mike Burkel

In-person at VPC Campus     

Want to learn German but don’t know where to start? Auf geht’s! German is fun and easy to learn. You’ll master the basics of the language by learning pronunciation, sentence structure, useful phrases, and cultural touchstones. By the end of the six weeks, you will be comfortable with simple sentences and growing your skills naturally, whether you’re in the classroom or traveling abroad. This course feeds directly into the German Level 2 course.

Supplies: Please bring the text German: A Self-Teaching Guide.

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German: LEVEL 2

Mon., Jun. 20-Aug. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm / $189 / Six Classes

No class July 4.

Instructor: Mike Burkel

In-person at VPC Campus

Supplies: Please bring the text German: A Self-Teaching Guide.

This course expands on the German Level 1 by introducing more advanced phrases and vocabulary to allow you the freedom to converse confidently. With a focus on travel and pop culture, each class will explore cultural and linguistic differences between different regions of Germany and other German-speaking countries, so you’ll be comfortable speaking the language wherever your travels take you!


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Mike Burkel

Language Instructor

Mike Burkel taught as an adjunct professor at UC. He holds a BA in German Studies and a MA in Communications. While a student at UC, Mike completed intensive, full-immersion language courses in Munich, Germany, and has taught Public Speaking.