Learn German with Goethe House Wisconsin!
Whether you are an absolute beginner or well on your way to mastering the German Language, we have a class for you! Our Classes are varied and communicative. Speaking, listening, reading & writing are practiced in situations based on real-life. Each Class is oriented to topical and inter-cultural subject matter. Themes based on regional culture provide a variety of opportunities to approach the subject of German-speaking culture.
Our classes are taught by qualified instructors who either have a university degree in German as a modern language, German studies, or a teaching degree. Our instructors also have qualifications in methodology, and are experienced in teaching German. Our instructors will keep you informed of your learning achievements on a regular basis, and can advise you as to how you should approach your continued learning most effectively.
Goethe House Wisconsin’s classes are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This means that the language skills you acquire in our courses can be measured objectively and are internationally comparable.
- German 101-105 are A1 Level classes
- German 201-205 are A2 Level classes
- German 401 and above are B1+ Level classes
Not sure which class is right for you?
Contact the Goethe House Office and inquire about Free Placement Tests.
CEFL Reference Levels
101 – 105 A1
Can understand & use familiar everyday expressions & very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce self and others & can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows & things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
201 – 205 A2
Can understand sentences & frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple & routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.