Summer German 2019

The Summer Language Institute is offering two German course options in summer 2019:

Summer Intensive Introductory German

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24-August 8 M-Th 9-12
M-Th 1:30-3
300 units $7,600 (estimate) STAFF

Summer Introductory German is a 7-week course designed for students wishing to develop intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking for use in everyday communication. Students will work with authentic materials as well as gain familiarity with the different cultures of the German-speaking countries. The course meets Monday through Thursday for three hours per day, with additional 90-minute meeting times in the afternoon. Summer Introductory German is the equivalent of the 10100-10200-10300 sequence offered during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago and satisfies the university competency requirement.

All students participating Summer GRMN 10123 will participate in a four skills proficiency assessment as the final exam for the course. Students will receive University of Chicago certification describing their language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, based on the results of the proficiency assessment.

Reading German for Research Purposes

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24-August 2 T & Th, 12-3 100 units $4,480 (estimate) STAFF

Reading German for Research Purposes is a six-week course which prepares students to read and do research using scholarly texts in German. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of German grammar and a basic vocabulary while developing reading comprehension skills and working intensively with scholarly texts in their areas of academic specialty. Some previous experience with German is highly recommended, but not required. Reading German for Research Purposes requires extensive preparation outside of class time.  This course will culminate in UChicago's Academic Reading Comprehension Assessment in German.

NOTE: This course may fulfill the graduate language requirement in some departments. Please check with your department administrator or Director of Graduate Studies for information on your department's requirements. Reading German for Research Purposes is open to graduate students, professionals, and advanced undergraduates.