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What Will I Learn?

Speak the language of inventors and innovators. Be challenged and have fun as you practice learning to speak and write German; it might be easier than you think. In only one semester, discover that:

  • Knowing the 1,000 most common words means you’ve learned 80 percent of the language.
  • German and English words are closely related because many share the same roots.
  • Pronunciation is easier than many other languages.

In the scientific realm, German speakers are in high demand. Perfect your German over four semesters in Elementary German l (FL 120) and ll (FL 121) and Intermediate German l (FL 220) and ll (FL 221).

Two years of German meets the foreign language requirement for many bachelor’s degrees. Most German courses at JCCC are guaranteed to transfer to all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.

See guidelines for enrolling in German classes (PDF)

Do you need to take the placement exam? Visit JCCC's Language Resource Center to learn about testing options.


German classes at JCCC are small and interactive. Native or near-native German-speaking professors encourage peer and small group collaboration.

Here are a few more reasons JCCC makes it easy to Deutsch sprechen:

  • Language Resource Center (LRC) – Access free tutoring and use the LRC’s computer-based language programs to increase your fluency.
  • International Club – Meet and practice your German with fluent speakers and other learners.
  • Study Abroad programs – Look into traveling and studying abroad in Europe for more intensive opportunities to use German.
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As a German speaker, you have a highly marketable skill that is difficult to find.

  • Increase your hourly earnings by almost 4 percent annually.
  • Earn up to an additional $1,000 per month as a member of the U.S. military.
  • Find additional career opportunities with more than 15 million German websites.
  • Investigate growing numbers of interpreting and translating jobs.

Germany has the most robust economy in the European Union and the fourth largest economy in the world. With fluency in German, you might get hired by a global German company such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Adidas, Porsche, Bayer or Bosch. 

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.