German I

Three students sitting at desks, reading to each other from textbooks.

Students in class practice grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills. (Image by Peter Weise. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

21F.401 / 21F.451 / 21F.471

As Taught In

Fall 2008



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Course Features

Course Description

This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The focus is on acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. A self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with the textbook/workbook. The first semester covers the development of effective basic communication skills.

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Weise, Peter. 21F.401 German I, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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