German Coffee Hour
Kaffeestunde happens every Friday afternoon from 4 to 5 down at Something Brewing on Front Street. German speakers of all levels get together and chat informally auf Deutsch.
We welcome anyone interested in the cultures of the German-speaking countries: no language skills required. The German Club hosts events such as
- A German Christmas celebration
- German Game night
- German Music night
- and more!
third year, eight students and a native speaking house director live in German
House: hey cook ad eat together, host weekly German-related activities (movies, cultural presentations, travelogues, etc.), and speak German! Next German House: AY 2014-15.
German Immersion Weekend
The German Program and the German Club plan a weekend retreat each spring. We enjoy good food and fun together, alles auf Deutsch! But keine Panik: you don't need to be even vaguely fluent, just willing to use the German you already know!
Media Center (in Bailey Library) has a great selection of subtitled German
films you can borrow. We also have a collection of popular English-language movies (Harry Potter, Wall-E, Up, etc.) and even some US TV shows you know and love (Buffy, Friends, the Simpsons) dubbed in German!
German Study Tour
On an irregular basis, the German Program sponsors a summer study tour to Germany: two weeks of exploring Germany, including a boat trip down the Rhine, a visit to Cologne's great gothic cathedral, and a home stay with a German family. Minimum language requirement: two semesters or equivalent. Students provide airfare and pocket money, we take care of the rest. Stay tuned for more details!
Study Abroad Possibilities
Students can attend ISEP partner schools in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for one or two semesters. At least two years of college German is generally required, but some programs provide reasonably priced intensive language courses at all levels. Checkout the materials in the International Programs Office in the SLTC or see Dr. Oudekerk if you'd like more information.
Contact Dr. Wayne Oudekerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on any of these activities.