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)


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

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.

How to apply

When applying to these microcredentials, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student. Check out the resources available to you as a nondegree student while pursuing this microcredential online.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.

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