Willkommen zu Deutsch 1A und 1B!

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Contact the Instructor:  Leslie A. Pahl at lpahl@ccsf.edu with your questions about this course before you enroll.  

PROSPECTIVE 1A STUDENTS:  Please enroll in German 1A, CRN 77959, 932 section.  Section 931 is full.  The courses are the same in terms of content.

PROSPECTIVE 1B STUDENTS: who did not take 1A or equivalent at CCSF: You can purchase 180-day access to the course material for only $80.00.

German 1A is a completely online course designed for students with no prior knowledge of German.  Either 1A or 1B is also useful for those with prior German language experience who would like to refresh their knowledge for work and/or travel and communicating with family and friends.  Or to continue in the German program in German 2/2A/2B. 

German 1B is the continuation course of German 1A. 

In both courses, students will engage in a variety of activities to develop and expand the fundamentals of communicative competence in German and acquire familiarity with various aspects of cultures in the German-speaking world.  These activities include discussions with peers on chapter-related topics, grammar exercises, workbook and lab manual activities, chapter-based quizzes and tests, videos, oral and written assignments and visits to German language websites to provide "real time" exploration of the cultural materials presented in each chapter.  

 Important note to prospective 1B students:  Students who did not take and pass (with a C or above) a German 1A course at CCSF will have to demonstrate language competency adequate to continuing in German 1B by a simple process called the "Prerequisite Challenge."  These students will be contacted by the prerequisite coordinator with further information.  You may also view information about the Prerequisite Challenge to find out about this easy process.  


Are you ready to take an online course?  Take this short quiz to find out.  Then, watch this video to find out what it takes to be a successful online student. 

COURSE MATERIALS:  The syllabus contains detailed information regarding the course materials to purchase from McGraw Hill Connect through the McGraw Hill Connect app in Canvas, the CCSF course learning system. Please read this CAREFULLY before purchasing any course materials!  

Canvas: Click here to view an orientation video of Canvas, CCSF's course management system.  

This is not a self-paced course: students will have regularly assigned due dates for assignments. Exams (chapter tests and the final)  must be completed within a designated timeframe. The CCSF Canvas course is available 24/7.   German 1A and 1B are part of CityOnline and has a two-week shorter semester. For more information about CityOnline visit the City Online website. 

NOTE: German 1A (3 units) and German 1B (3 units) are both UC and CSU transferrable as a UC Area 3 course or a CSU GE Breadth Requirements Area C course.