If you have any problems with the site or questions about your placement, please write the DUS, Brigitte Peucker ( or the Language Program Director, Theresa Schenker (

Remember, to be certain of keeping your seat in the assigned section, you should attend every meeting of the section during shopping period. Some sections are full and if there are free spaces, students may be accepted from the waiting list.

Undergraduate Section Selection and Information German Language Courses

Spring 2014

Mandatory pre-registration for courses

All students who wish to take a German Language course in Levels L1 - L5 (GMAN 110, GMAN 120, GMAN 130, GMAN 140, or GMAN 150), must pre-register through Preference Selection during the Online Pre-registration period:

Start time: 9:00 am on December 5th
End time: 6:00 pm on January 9th

Student Notification: on January 10th

NOTE: For students who intend to enroll in Intensive Intermediate German (GMAN 145), which meets five days a week for two hours each day: register directly at OCS for the one section offered. All others follow the links below.

For students who need to take the Department’s placement exam:

Please contact the Language Program Director for information, Theresa Schenker (

For students who have already taken a German language course at Yale:
You will follow the link below for the next appropriate course in the sequence. For example, if you have already taken GMAN 110, you will follow the L2 preference selection link to register for GMAN 120. If you are currently enrolled in, and expect to successfully complete before January 2, 2014, a language course, follow the link for the next appropriate course in the sequence.

Click on the link below to pre-register for levels L1-L5 (GMAN 110, GMAN 120, GMAN 130, GMAN 140, or GMAN 150). You may only select the level into which you placed or which follows the course you have previously taken.


After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level. Places will be assigned on the basis of a computerized selection.

Notice of assignments will be available on January 10th, 2014. You will again enter your Yale NetID and Password to find your section registration information.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL meetings of the class. Instructors will start waiting lists the first day of classes, and any open seats will immediately be filled from the names on the waiting list.

If you missed the Online Pre-registration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should attend the desired section for placement on its waiting list.

You should also continue to attend your original section until you are sure that you have a place in another one.

You must attend the class each time it meets in order to remain on the waiting list.