Ridgefield Continuing Education

German - Evening

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

Classes are listed below. For Spring 2024, German classes are on Zoom.

German: Beginner 1, Part 1a - Evening
Join me for an introduction to the German Language. German and English are closely related. English speakers will quickly pick up a practical vocabulary base since the English language shares 26% of its vocabulary with German. The class will focus on speaking skills, pronunciation and basic grammar. Participants will learn and practice the language needed for greetings, introductions, travel, business, and family. The class is designed to be fun, interactive, and informative. Please obtain the text Learn German the Fast and Fun Way (Barrons, 4th Ed.). Instructor Sabine Dolo is a native of Germany and has taught German in the U.S. for over 10 years. She also teaches at the German School of CT.

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German: Beginner 2, Part 2 continued - Evening
A continuation of Beginner 2, Part 2 from Winter 2024. Newcomers with some experience may join. Basic conversation for beginners with a focus on pronunciation, grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary. Text is Schritte PLUS Neu 2 Niveau A1.2, Deutsch als Zweitsprache fur Alltag und Beruf, Kurs und Arbeitsbuch mit Audios online, (
text is downloadable). Instructor Karen Wolfinger is a native of Germany and has worked in the U.S. for over 20 years. She teaches at the German School of CT, as well as Air Force and National Guard personnel.

7 Sessions (10.5 hours) $152 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 135)
Tue., 6/25; 7/2, 16, 23, 30; 8/6, 13 from 6:10 to 7:40 p.m. on Zoom.

European and Meso American History - The classes below were available this past Winter and Spring. More to come in Fall 2024!

The Rise of Civilization in Meso America - The Teotihuacan, Mayans, Toltecs, Aztecs

World War I, the Versailles Settlement, and Interwar Period

The Mitford Family and World War II - a Tales of Passion and Pathos

World War II and the Cold War

and more . . .

Click here to view the European and Meso American History classes above.

Why Learn a Foreign Language? in Person? or Online with active Instruction and Participation?

Step away from a rote computer program and into live, active learning of a foreign language.

Absorb news as heard in another country.

Visit another country to see the sites, converse, eat, and enjoy the culture.

Use original genealogical sources.