Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a six-week online beginning German language course Sept. 4 through Oct. 15.

“This is a self-contained, conversation-based beginning German course designed for adults and built around high-quality, original electronic materials,” said instructor Will Lehman, associate professor of German at WCU.

Lehman designed the electronic materials himself, and they are available to students at no additional cost.

Topics to be covered include: formal and informal introductions, origins and home towns, shopping, traveling, eating, clothing and colors, among others.

Students will typically practice grammar individually through the online system, but there will also be optional bi-weekly opportunities for conversation practice with Lehman and other students through live video technology.

The cost for registration is $79.

For more information and to register, visit learn.wcu.edu or call 227-7397.