GERM 100 Introduction to German

Students will be introduced to the language, familiarized with its basic vocabulary and grammar, and prepared to communicate at an elementary level. They will also be introduced to the distinctive features of the cultures where the language is spoken. The course is for students with none or very little background in the language.


GERM 110 Essential German

Students develop essential communicative skills and cultural awareness necessary in order to interact with people from that culture, whether it is in their home country or in the United States. In order to take this course, students must have scored a level 2 or 3 in the approved placement test or have taken the introductory course GERM 100 at Fredonia



GERM 100 or German Lang Placement Score of an 2 or better or German Lang Placement Score of an 3 or better

GERM 115 Elementary German I

Designed for students with no previous preparation. Study of fundamental speech patterns. Initial emphasis on developing listening comprehension, speaking skills, including pronunciation, with progressive emphasis on reading and writing skills. Discussion of selected cultural aspects.


GERM 116 Elementary German II

Designed for students with one semester of college level German or equivalent. Further practice in pronunciation and fundamental speech patterns. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for communicative proficiency. Discussion of selected cultural aspects.



GERM 115 or NY Regents German Exam Score of an 80 or better