German – Online Microcredentials

Tap into technology and experts as you learn German

Earning a microcredential in German online from Oregon State University will enhance your communication skills as you engage with the latest language-learning technologies, learn from native-speaking faculty and interact with students from all over the world.

Oregon State delivers four German language microcredentials online: Introductory German, Intermediate German I and II and Advanced German. In all the German microcredentials, you’ll develop speaking, writing, reading and comprehension skills.


Introductory German required courses (12 credits)

Intermediate German I required courses (12 credits)

Intermediate German II required courses (12 credits)

Advanced German required courses (12 credits)

Prerequisite courses

Some courses within Oregon State's online microcredential offerings may require you to complete prerequisites in order to enroll. Before applying, it's important to understand the timing and schedule for when microcredential courses are offered, including any prerequisite courses.

Please contact the program lead for more details or connect with the Ecampus enrollment services team to learn more.


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in these German microcredentials will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Speaking and writing at the A1, A2, B1, B2
  • Reading and listening at the A1, A2, B1, B2
  • Foundational German
  • Advanced German
  • Cultural and historical literacy

Find more details about the skills you'll acquire in Introductory GermanIntermediate German IIntermediate German II and Advanced German.

Explore more German course sequences 

Oregon State offers a variety of course sequences in German online that can help you fulfill language course prerequisites at OSU or another institution. These additional courses feature high levels of engagement and interactivity with OSU faculty and fellow students, so you can boost your language proficiency.

Placement testing

Already have experience with German? You can bypass entry level courses by taking a placement test. More information is available on the College of Liberal Arts website

Start working toward a German degree

Once you earn microcredentials in the German language, you can apply the credits directly toward Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degree in German.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program to learn about the degree requirements. Acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into the degree program. Please note: A maximum of 36 credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student can be applied toward a bachelor's degree.


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