The New School Continuing Education


The German language is commonly spoken in several countries other than Germany, such as Austria, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland, and in German-speaking communities across Europe and the Americas. In 2009, Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event followed by a period of renewed interest in German culture, from the thriving art and music scenes of its epicenter, Berlin, to its innovations in the fields of architecture and design.

The New School offers fall, spring, and summer courses in German language and culture at a variety of levels, as well as courses for graduate students preparing for the reading examination. In addition, we offer On the Go courses in German at levels 1 and 2, helping you make rapid progress in just a weekend.

Visit the registration website for a list of current course offerings in German and other languages. If you are unsure about your level, take a self-placement exam to determine where you should start. To obtain a German placement exam, contact the Department of Foreign Languages at

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