Improve your employment opportunities! Study the language of the most populous nation in Europe, largest economy in the EU, and one of the top three exporting countries worldwide. Germany’s innovative companies are at the forefront of new technologies and cutting-edge research. German companies account for many jobs in the US, and US companies have created many employment opportunities in Germany.
Master the basics of grammar and conversation, then move on to advanced classes on culture and literature. Learn about the past and present of a constantly evolving Germany. Practice and polish your German by studying fairy tales, myths and legends. Delve into and discuss popular music, contemporary film, and the latest trends in the EU. Get to know some of Germany’s literary classics and find out more about their famous Dichter und Denker. Take a class on Business German. Our teaching methods follow the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to give you both linguistic and cultural proficiency. Study abroad at our great partner universities in Würzburg or Lüneburg and immerse yourself in modern Germany.
Customize your German major! Our flexible major in World Languages and Cultures allows you to combine German classes with work in other departments related to international or diversity studies. Choose coursework from areas such as history, geography, political science, or business. Or choose a linguistic focus and show your language versatility by picking up introductory courses in Chinese, French, or Spanish. Many students double major or minor in related fields such as History, Political Science, Philosophy, Communication Studies, Military Science, or Entrepreneurship.
German Club activities and weekly Stammtisch will make your week at EIU entertaining and fun!