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Learn one of the most challenging yet fun languages in the world. See why the German language may be valuable for your future career!

What will I learn in JCCC's German program?

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  in Elementary German l (FL 120) and ll (FL 121). Intermediate German l (FL 220) and ll (FL 221) are only offered during the summer semester. 

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.

Why JCCC for German courses?

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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The German program at JCCC is great at preparing students for entering the job world. As a German speaker, you have a highly marketable skill that is difficult to find. Taking German courses at JCCC will allow you to:

  • 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. 

The cost of pursuing higher education can become challenging for many students and may even affect their ability to succeed. Fortunately, Johnson County Community College is always working to make tuition more affordable for all students.

At JCCC, we can offer:

JCCC’s German program may require additional fees for textbooks and other supplies. Prices for these items will vary depending on your classes.

Resources at JCCC

JCCC is here for every student by providing resources and tools, especially for those who may be struggling academically. We offer smaller class sizes, professional tutoring, and personalized learning experiences.

Find support in our Financial Aid office. Our financial aid counselors can help you find scholarships and loans opportunities to lower your tuition costs each semester.

The Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services at JCCC are here for students struggling to figure out what they want to do career-wise post-graduation.

JCCC also offers an easy and stress-free transfer process for those looking to continue their education. We make it easy to further your learning at a four-year college.