Professor James Pfrehm, PhD

Professor James Pfrehm
  • Ithaca College
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
Whether its literature, business, science, philosophy, music or history; German-speaking culture has literally helped shaped the world we live in today.

James Pfrehm is an Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Ithaca College. He received a master’s degree in German Literature from the University of Washington and a doctorate in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr. Pfrehm’s teaching and research areas include the German language; the literature and culture of German-speaking countries; and several subfields of linguistics, primarily sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistic anthropology, and technolingualism. He has taught at universities in Heidelberg and Münster, has written and presented his research at numerous academic conferences, and has led several workshops at universities across the United States on teaching foreign languages with technology.

Dr. Pfrehm has received recognition from the Student Governance Council at Ithaca College for his outstanding teaching and commitment to his students, and he has earned various institutional grants to take students abroad for short-term study experiences.

Dr. Pfrehm is the author of Technolingualism and Austrian Standard German. In addition, he is the author or coauthor of two foreign language textbooks: Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben and Textures. He is also a published playwright and has had multiple plays produced by theaters in the United States and Canada.

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  1. Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    James Pfrehm
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Taught by Professor James Pfrehm of Ithaca College, this course teaches all the skills needed to understand and speak basic German. Focusing on major attractions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, these lessons are perfect preparation for anyone who wants to experience German-speaking culture first-hand: from conversing with locals to reading signs and menus to navigating the railways and Autobahn.
  2. (SET) Learning German & Learning French Set on sale

    (SET) Learning German & Learning French

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $503.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Get a working knowledge of two fascinating European languages (and the cultures in which they’re spoken) with this two-course set. First, in Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks. Then, in Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking...
  3. (SET) Learning German & Bach and the High Baroque Set

    (SET) Learning German & Bach and the High Baroque

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Embark on an illuminating two-course journey through German language and culture. First, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks in Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture. Then, learn how to listen to and appreciate the extraordinary sweep of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s...
  4. (SET) Learning German & Learning Spanish Set

    (SET) Learning German & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Grasp the beauty of the German and Spanish languages in this two-course set designed for lifelong learners of all language levels. In Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks. And in Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language,...
  5. (SET) Learning German & Latin 101 Set

    (SET) Learning German & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Strengthen your appreciation for classical and contemporary language in this course set that pairs Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language. In the first course, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks. And in the second, cover the material...
  6. (SET) Learning German & Biblical Hebrew Set

    (SET) Learning German & Biblical Hebrew

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore the intriguing connections between language, culture, and history in this two-course set delivered by award-winning professors. In Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks. Then, get an authoritative primer on everything from the Hebrew...