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German Language Courses

I’ve lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German. - Martina Hingis, Professional Tennis Player

Why German?

With more than 100 million speakers, German is heard more often in Europe than any other language. It is a language of literature (Goethe), music (Bach) and philosophy (Nietzsche). And it is an important language in international business, with major corporations, including Adidas and Audi, calling Germany home, and others, including General Motors and Ford, maintaining facilities on its soil. 

German Language Courses at Macomb

In Macomb’s German Language Courses, you will be introduced to the German-speaking world, as well as German vocabulary and grammatical structure.  The courses emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, as you develop your ability to communicate in the German Language.  And you will learn all this through the lens of German culture, providing great insight into the land as well as the language.  Macomb’s German Language Courses are:           

  • Elementary German 1
  • Elementary German 2
  • Intermediate German 1

Career Opportunities with Advanced Degrees in German Language

Career Opportunities for those who master a second language include those in education, government, international business and as a language translator or interpreter, with those holding advanced degrees better positioned to take advantage of the opportunities available.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in German Language

The credits earned in Macomb’s German Language Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s German Language Courses?

For more information on the German Language Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities, at South Campus: 586.445.7251,, or at Center Campus:

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