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Adult German Language Classes

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SAGA Adult German Class - Beginner 1 - Fall 2017

The SAGA School is excited to announce the Fall schedule for its new Adult German Beginner's Class.

  • Wednesdays, 6– 8PM (two 50-minutes sessions of instruction separated by a 10-minutes break)
  • 10 weeks: September 20 – November 29 (except Wednesday, November 22)
  • Instructor Gloria Man has extensive experience in teaching German for adults (North Seattle College, University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, Berlitz)
  • General/Full Tuition: $400
  • SAGA Families and Alumni: $300
  • Tuition covers 10 weeks of class/meetings (20 hours of instruction) and access to the online course (review and self-study materials)
  • Textbook (details below) is not included

Class Location: SAGA School, 11010 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 98133

If you are interested in joining the Fall 2017 class, please consult the enrollment periods below and then register in the time frame that applies to you:

  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 10: Priority Enrollment open to SAGA families, Alumni, and existing respondents to our online poll
  • Sept. 11 - 20: Open Enrollment
  • Register Online!
  • The class will be capped at 25 students

For questions or information, please contact

Class Description

Beginners I: WED 6:00PM - 8:00PM

CLASS DESCRIPTION: The Beginner’s class is designed for the true beginner or someone who has studied German in the past, but needs a fresh start. Emphasis will be on practical and conversational German. 80% or more of class time will be dedicated to partner/group work and task-based activities. Students will learn the basics of the German Language in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Students will have access to an online practice platform that offers additional grammar explanations and diverse grammar and vocabulary quizzes, as well as listening and writing practice. For optimal progress in this class, the instructor recommends 15-30 minutes of daily practice, and the online homework platform is designed to encourage self-study.

Some topics covered in this class are:

  • introducing yourself: talking about origin, nationality, family & friends
  • describing yourself & others: appearance and character traits
  • identifying and describing the most common objects in your environment
  • talking about your daily schedule, routine activities, and hobbies
  • shopping for clothing, conversing about weather-appropriate apparel
  • expressing likes/dislikes

The class will use the textbook Kontakte, 6th edition by Tschirner/ Nicolai/Terrell (hardcopy).

Please note: The most recent edition of Kontakte is the 8th. The instructor has chosen the 6th edition for its cost-benefit ratio. Buying a used hardcopy online is highly recommended. The 6th edition (recommended) and the newest are virtually identical in their presentation of grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and communicative activities. The main difference between the editions is the cultural content. The class will not use the book as a primary source of teaching cultural sensitivity, but will practice these skills organically, through task-based activities.

Indication of Interest Form

We are unable to offer more advanced courses at this time, but we are working towards expanding our class offering in the Winter 2017. In order to help with these efforts, we are collecting information about prospective Adult German Class students to establish demand for adult learning. Please fill out this form. We will contact you if additional classes develop.