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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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

September 30 - December 9, 2021

Thursday 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm*

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* No course meetings will be held on Thursday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

* Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all courses are being 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 September 7, 2021)

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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

September 30 - October 28

OR November 4 - December 9, 2021

Thursday 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.

* No course meetings will be held on Thursday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all courses are being 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 September 7, 2021)

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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

September 28 - November 30, 2021

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 courses are being 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 September 7, 2021)

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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

September 28 - October 26

OR November 2 - November 30, 2021

Tuesday 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 courses are being 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 September 7, 2021)

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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

October 1 - December 10, 2021

Friday 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

10 sessions, 2.5 hours each plus 15 min. break

* No course meetings will be held on Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

** 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 September 7, 2021)

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

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

Fall Quarter 2021

October 1 - October 29

OR November 5 - December 10, 2021

Friday 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.

* No course meetings will be held on Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

** Out of extreme caution, and due to the recommendations for social distancing in response to COVID-19, all courses are being 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 September 7, 2021)

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