BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

First-Year German

Part 2

GERM 043

Teacher-Led Course (TL)

UC Approved

$ 180.00

Instructor: Bret William Thomas
Credits: 0.50

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First-Year German, Part 1 (GERM 041) or equivalent.


In this course students will learn to speak, read, write, understand German while diving into the cultural elements pertaining to German speaking countries. This course features interactive elements such as: live one-on-one speaking appointments with TAs and instructor, an instructor-hosted wiki, and writing to a fictitious German pen pal.

Course Content:

Unit 1: Wiederholung—Basics
Unit 2: Das Essen—Food
Unit 3: Das Restaurant—Restaurant
Unit 4: Die Rezepte—Recipes
Unit 5: Einkaufen und Geschichte—Shopping and History
Unit 6: Die Feiertage—Holidays


Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access, a microphone, speakers (or headphones), and a webcam. There are no resubmissions on assignments or unit quizzes. On speaking appointments, lowest score may be dropped. You must pass the self checks in each unit with at least a 90 percent and complete the speaking appointment before you can take the unit quiz for that unit.

   No Materials required for this course!