Welcome to German 101! This course is intended as an introduction to German language and culture. No prior knowledge of German is required or expected, although previous language instruction may be helpful. In this initial course you will learn basic language skills which will allow you to perform routine day-to-day activities such as shopping, eating in a restaurant and travelling. You will learn pronunciation, spelling, listening, how to read for information and write short notes and texts. You will learn how to greet others, talk about yourself, say what you like and dislike, ask for directions, order a beer (or coffee) and say goodbye. And more! Along the way you will begin to learn about a different culture, one that is quite different from your own, yet in many ways similar.