OSHR 1235 - German for Beginners

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Participants will learn to speak, read, write and listen in German. The following basics will be covered: how to get around in a German-speaking country and how to converse in German. Topics will include: greetings, hobbies, daily routine, telling time, and family.

Reading: Melin, Charlotte, English Grammar for Students of German, ISBN - 13: 978-0934034388

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Dr. Gesa Zinn


Dr. Gesa Zinn has a Ph.D. in German from the University of Minnesota and is a special assistant professor in languages, literatures and cultures at CSU. Zinn is also a member of CSU’s Honors Program. Additional credentials include: teacher and literacy specialist; Twin Cities German Immersion School; program director of German Studies Program from 2001 until 2014, University of Minnesota, Duluth; and visiting professor at Aalto University, Finland (summers). Zinn is a native speaker of German.