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German language course to be offered online starting in January

The Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment at Western Carolina University is offering an eight-week online introductory course in the German language beginning Monday, Jan. 14, and ending Friday, March 8.

“This is a self-contained, conversation-based beginning German course designed for adults and built around high-quality, original electronic materials,” said instructor Will Lehman, associate professor of German at WCU.

Lehman designed the electronic materials and they are available to students at no additional cost.

Among the topics to be covered are formal and informal introductions, origins and hometowns, shopping, traveling, eating, clothing and colors.

Students will typically practice grammar individually through the online system, but there will also be optional biweekly opportunities for conversation practice with Lehman and other students through live video technology.

The cost for registration is $79.

For more information and to register, visit or call 828-227-7397.

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