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Specialized Courses

We offer a variety of courses that focus on a specific set of skills or a specific topic, such as Exam Preparation, Skill Practice, and Culture & Society. These courses vary from quarter to quarter, and we always welcome student suggestions for new course themes!

Classes are typically 2.5-hour meetings with a 15 minute break. Some specialized courses are designated as "short" courses, meaning the course meetings only last 1.5 hours with no break.

With a Goethe-Zentrum Membership*, the short courses cost $260 for a full 10-week course or $130 for the 5-week option, and other specialized courses cost $390 for the 10-week course or $195 for the 5-week option. 

*Please note: all current language course participants are required to have an active membership for the duration of the course should they be purchasing the course at the member rate. If you purchase a membership prior to registering but have not yet received your membership number, please indicate "pending" when prompted for your membership number in the registration form. 

Skill Practice

03 | B2/C1 Conversation & Grammar: 10 Weeks | Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 19 – November 21, 2020

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each with a 15 min. break

* Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Practice advanced and in-depth grammar concepts with your class; take command of German grammar rules through repetition, and brush up on structures you may be rusty with. Various topics include:

• describing hypothetical situations with Konjunktiv II

• quoting others indirectly with Konjunktiv I

• the particulars of prepositional phrases

• different ways to use past tense with Perfekt, Präteritum, and Plusquamperfekt

Member: $390.00

Non-Member: $450.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $365.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $450.00 $450.00
0 Inventory
@ $450.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

04 | B2/C1 Conversation & Grammar: 5 Weeks | Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 19 – October 17, 2020

OR October 24 – November 21, 2020

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

5 sessions*, 2.5 hours each with a 15 min. break

*PLEASE NOTE: Our regular courses all run on a 10-week schedule; those selecting a 5-week course will join either the first or second half of a full 10-week course.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Practice advanced and in-depth grammar concepts with your class; take command of German grammar rules through repetition, and brush up on structures you may be rusty with. Various topics include:

• describing hypothetical situations with Konjunktiv II

• quoting others indirectly with Konjunktiv I

• the particulars of prepositional phrases

• different ways to use past tense with Perfekt, Präteritum, and Plusquamperfekt

Member: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $185.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $225.00 $225.00
0 Inventory
@ $225.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

05 | B2/C1 Conversation & Grammar: 10 Weeks | Thursday 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 24 – December 3, 2020*

Thursdays 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* Course meetings will not be held on Thursday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of courses.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the B2 level and above.

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Read and examine current articles from German magazines and newspapers.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to expand their vocabulary and see grammar concepts in action through authentic German-language sources.

Member: $390.00

Non-Member: $450.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $365.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $450.00 $450.00
0 Inventory
@ $450.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

06 | B2/C1 Conversation & Grammar: 5 Weeks | Thursday 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 24 – October 22, 2020

OR October 29 – December 3, 2020**

Thursdays 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

5 sessions*, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* PLEASE NOTE: Our regular courses all run on a 10-week schedule; those selecting a 5-week course will join either the first or second half of a full 10-week course.

** Course meetings will not be held on Thursday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

*** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the B2 level and above.

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Read and examine current articles from German magazines and newspapers.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to expand their vocabulary and see grammar concepts in action through authentic German-language sources.

Member: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $185.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $225.00 $225.00
0 Inventory
@ $225.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

07 | C1/C2 Conversation: 10 Weeks | Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 22 – November 24, 2020

Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the C1 level and above.

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Converse with other German learners about your daily lives and personal interests.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to maintain an advanced vocabulary, become acquainted with other advanced German learners, and be exposed to authentic German media and publications.

Member: $390.00

Non-Member: $450.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $365.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $450.00 $450.00
0 Inventory
@ $450.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

08 | C1/C2 Conversation: 5 Weeks | Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Summer Quarter 2020

September 22 – October 20, 2020

OR October 27 – November 24, 2020

Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

5 sessions*, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* PLEASE NOTE: Our regular courses all run on a 10-week schedule; those selecting a 5-week course will join either the first or second half of a full 10-week course.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Fall Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the C1 level and above.

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Converse with other German learners about your daily lives and personal interests.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to maintain an advanced vocabulary, become acquainted with other advanced German learners, and be exposed to authentic German media and publications.

Member: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $185.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $225.00 $225.00
0 Inventory
@ $225.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

09 | C1/C2 Conversation & Grammar: 10 Weeks | Friday 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 25 – December 4, 2020*

Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* Course meetings will not be held on Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Spring Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the C1 level and above. This course will cover:

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Read and examine current articles from German magazines and newspapers.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to maintain an advanced vocabulary, retain command of German grammar topics, and be exposed to authentic German publications.

Member: $390.00

Non-Member: $450.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $365.00 (ends August 24, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $450.00 $450.00
0 Inventory
@ $450.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A

10 | C1/C2 Conversation & Grammar: 5 Weeks | Friday 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Fall Quarter 2020

September 25 – October 23, 2020

OR October 30 – December 4, 2020**

Fridays 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

5 sessions*, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* PLEASE NOTE: Our regular courses all run on a 10-week schedule; those selecting a 5-week course will join either the first or second half of a full 10-week course.

** Course meetings will not be held on Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

*** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all Spring Quarter Courses will be held online via video conferencing. More information and specific instructions will be communicated to you via email prior to the start of classes.

Description:

Recommended for learners at the C1 level and above.

• Enjoy discussing topics of contemporary interest in German news, business, politics, and pop culture.

• Read and examine current articles from German magazines and newspapers.

• This course is perfect for learners looking to maintain an advanced vocabulary, retain command of German grammar topics, and be exposed to authentic German publications.

Member: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING FOR MEMBERS: $185.00 (ends June 3, 2020)

Quantity Price Subtotal
1 $225.00 $225.00
0 Inventory
@ $225.00 ea.
Member?
Subtotal
N/A