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Why Learn Languages? - Why Learn German?

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How you get started?

If you have never had German before, you can enroll either in GER 101 in the first, and GER 102 in the second semester (8 credits) and continue in the second year with GER 203 and GER 204, or you have the option of taking the entire elementary and intermediate sequence in one year, by enrolling in GER 121/223: Schnelldeutsch (12 credits).

If you have had German before, your best course of action is to take the placement test first and then enroll in the appropriate class.

After you have completed the intermediate level, you are eligible to spend up to a year studying German in Austria at the University of Salzburg.

Planning to pursue a job or internship in a German-speaking country? GER 307: German for the Professions will help prepare you to succeed in a professional environment.

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Modern Languages and Classics
201 Little Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207-581-2072 | Fax: 207-581-1832E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469