Reading and Translating German Texts In 5 Weeks!

The German Institute for the Southwest is offering a unique course for graduate students who must demonstrate proficiency in a second language or in German.  Do send this information to the graduate student in your life or your family or among your friends!

Reading and Translating German Texts In 5 Weeks!

Reading knowledge of German as research tool

Demonstrate proficiency in a second language

Accelerated study and analysis of grammar and linguistic structures of German scholarly and scientific literature

5 Weeks – 30 sessions @ 3 hours each

For more information, please contact German Institute for the Southwest: info@germansouthwest.org or 713-822-4257.  You can also register for class here.

Graduate students often must demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Some students opt for two or more semesters of language study, while others choose to prepare for a reading and translation exam. If you’re in the latter group, this course — Reading and Translating German Texts — is for you. Over five weeks, in 30 sessions of three hours each, you’ll come to understand the nuts and bolts of German grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. In addition, you’ll learn effective strategies for avoiding common translation pitfalls and translating German texts into idiomatic English. The course will move at a brisk pace and homework will be frequent (read: daily) and substantial. You will learn how to pronounce German, but speaking German and understanding spoken German is not what this course is about. It is about preparing you to comprehend and then translate German texts from a variety of academic disciplines into decent English prose. In other words, it’s intended to get you ready for your reading and translation exam. We offer this course two times this summer, from May 30 to July 2, 2017, and from July 17 to August 26, 2017, Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX  77098, with a “floating” three hour session on the weekends conducted via Skype.  The course is taught by a Rice University Emeritus Faculty member, and the cost is $4,500 per course. Please contact us for more information at info@germansouthwest.org or call 713-822-4257.  You can also register for class here.