This course is for anyone interested in a general introduction to German, which is more similar to English than many anglophones may at first realize. Sure, the grammar is different and can seem challenging, at first. But this course will convince you how much fun it can be to gain a basic grasp of the German language, starting with forms of greeting and commonly used phrases, and moving on towards everyday activities like shopping, dining or traveling. Entertaining and informative video and audio clips will complement handouts and homework assignments to help you engage with classmates and practice your German together. A few reading and writing exercises will provide a basic outline of German grammar and sentence structure. This course thereby aims to give you a solid foundation in a language spoken in several European countries and by some 130 million native speakers worldwide.