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Why s​tudy German?​

German is widely spoken not only in Germany, but also in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein, all of which are wonderful tourist destinations.

Knowing German will make exploring these countries that much more enjoyable.

Germany is an economic powerhouse, and Austria and Switzerland are no slouches either. If you work in international business, speaking German may give you a leg up.

German is the second most commonly used language for scientific books and articles. If you pursue a career in the sciences, knowing German will be a big plus.

Research has demonstrated the cognitive benefits of bilinguali​sm. If you don’t already speak a second language, learning German will give your brain a boost.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate German courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

German courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate German courses into your degree plan.

Placement and Credit by Exam

If you are already proficient in German and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

If you want to receive credit for your knowledge of German, you may take the CLEP. You can find more information about this exam by visiting the CLEP's website and contacting the Dallas College Testing Center.

Before deciding whether to take a placement or CLEP test, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level German class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.​​