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Why choose German?

Germany's 83 million inhabitants make it the most populous European nation. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. With knowledge of German, you can improve your employment opportunities. German is still a leading language of science, literature, art, philosophy and history. Learn German and get to know one of the great European cultures!

Interested in Degree Programs?

German Major
German Minor
Teacher Certification in German

Faculty

Dr. Christiane Eydt-Beebe

Dr. Shelley French


 

Our May 2014 Graduates ...

Maria Kuhn and Emily Pedziwiatr.

Maria (German and English; double major) will attend graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will pursue an M.A. in Linguistics and has received a teaching assistantship.

Emily (Teacher Education, German; English minor) will be a German teacher at Lincoln-Way High School in Frankfort, Illinois.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute!!


 

German Student News...

Emily Pedziwiatr (Teacher Education German) received a DAAD summer course grant and spent summer 2013 studying in Leipzig and Berlin. She is currently student teaching at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, Illinois.  May ‘13 graduate Steven Kutz (German; Political Science) used his German to complete the B2 Certificate from the Goethe Institute. He is looking forward to being an active duty Army officer in the Adjutant General Corps.

Emily Pedziwiatr (Teacher Education German) received a DAAD summer course grant and spent summer 2013 studying in Leipzig and Berlin. She is currently student teaching at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, Illinois. 


May ‘13 graduate Steven Kutz (German; Political Science) used his German to complete the B2 Certificate from the Goethe Institute. He is looking forward to being an active duty Army officer in the Adjutant General Corps.


 

Benefits of studying German...

  • Fulfill your Foreign Language requirement by taking Elementary German I and Elementary German II...
  • Enhance your job marketability by adding a German minor to your current major:
    • With 3 (sometimes 2) years of high school German: Students take Intermediate German I and II, and 4 classes (12 credits) on the 3000 and/or 4000 level.
    • With 4 or more years of high school German: Students can be exempted from 4 to 8 credits Intermediate German. Students take 4 classes (12 credits) on the 3000 and/or 4000 level.
  • Fulfill your General Education requirement (Humanities) by taking Intermediate German I and Intermediate German II...
  • Fulfill your electives requirement in the Entrepreneurship Minor by taking
    • German Culture and Civilization (FLG 3200) and German for Business (FLG 3330) 

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German in the Community

Study Abroad in Germany!

Spend a semester—or even a year—in beautiful and historic university towns in Germany! Our partner universities are Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg and Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg. German classes and also classes (taught in English) in other subjects.
Study Abroad scholarships are available. 

German Courses

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Some of our Topics Courses (3 credits each):

  • German Film for Conversation
  • German Legends and Fairy Tales
  • Contemporary Forms of Communication
  • Survey of German Film
  • Advanced Grammar
  • New in Fall 2012: The Nazi Past in German Film

   (in collaboration with History Department)