Free Online German Language Courses from Top Universities

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Through Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare system, persons interested in learning German can choose from several free classes for study online. In addition to coursework that provide instruction on how to speak, read, and write in German, classes also touch on German culture.
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Free German Language Courses

With classes for the novice German speaker to the advanced, individuals who want to study German for free online can look no further than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Classes provide instruction through lectures and assignments, and some involve projects.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT offers introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in German. Basic communication skills are taught to students in the introductory class while those in intermediate class can improve in their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. An advanced course allows students to further develop their interpretive skills. Also offered is a course that emphasizes the study of German films and radio plays and an intensive class aimed at preparing students to work in German-speaking countries.

Free Online German Language Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language and Culture course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
German Culture, Media, and Society course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
German I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
German II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate/Graduate Text Yes No Yes
German III course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
German IV course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes

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    1. Johns Hopkins University

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      • Master of Arts in Communication
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      • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Research for Communication
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    2. Purdue University

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      • Master of Science in Communication
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      • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management
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    3. American University

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      • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
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    4. Saint John's University

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    5. Grand Canyon University

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      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
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    6. Colorado State University Global

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      • BS - Communication
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    7. Indiana Wesleyan University

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      • BS Human Communications
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      • Undergraduate Certificate - Communications
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    8. Penn Foster Career School

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    9. Penn Foster High School

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      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
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    10. Excelsior College

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    Bachelor's
      • BA in Humanities (Communication Studies)

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Johns Hopkins University

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  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Research for Communication

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Purdue University

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  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

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American University

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  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication - Advocacy and Social Impact Concentration

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Saint John's University

  • Ph.D. in Literacy
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Literacy: Special Education

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Communication

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • BS Human Communications
  • A.S. General Studies - Communications
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Penn Foster Career School

  • Certificate - Spanish

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