German Culture, Digitally

Online German-related activities for this time of social distancing

During these strange and trying times, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies will continue to support research into all aspects of the German-speaking world. Further, we remain committed to supporting German-related cultural programming for the university and our wider communities. To this end, we have gathered a listing of different online activities, events, and courses that may be of interest to those curious about German culture and language.

We may from time to time update this list. The date of the latest update will be noted here: 2 June 2020.

Events by theme:


Live Events

 

 

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Museums and Galleries

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Podcasts

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Theatre

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Courses

  • So German!: The staff at So German have curated a list of online resources for learning German in this time of social-distancing http://sogerman.ca/story/learn-german/
  • Laurier Lifelong Learning at Home: A free weekly series with pre-recorded lectures from some well-known Laurier faculty and community experts. Videos are posted weekly on Tuesdays at noon from May 12 to June 30.
    • Check out the lecture by WCGS Director James Skidmore on May 26: Good Art. Bad Artists: Admiring the Work of Artists We Despise - Is it right to admire works created by artists we despise? In this lecture, James Skidmore explores whether it’s possible to separate art from the artists. Using three case studies from German culture – Leni Riefenstahl (filmmaker), Emil Nolde (painter), and Peter Handke (writer) – Skidmore will discuss the thorny issues surrounding the appreciation and study of creative works by creators whose political or social views we find abhorrent. To find out more about James' lecture and the other lectures in the series visit the Laurier Lifelong Learning at Home website: https://wlu.ca/professional-development/lall/lall-at-home.html
  • Goethe-Institut (Toronto) - Conversation class on Friday evenings (A2); Discussing topics like work & leisure activities on Wednesday afternoons (A2-B1); Brunch talks on Sunday mornings (B1+) Register now:https://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/en/sta/tor/ogc/tup.cfm
    • Summer courses for teenagers: Choose from two options either Blended Learning: for beginners and students with some basic knowledge or Deutsch live: for teenagers at the level A2 and up. More information: https://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/en/sta/tor/ogc/jug.html

  • Goethe-Institut (Canada) - Webinar series for German teachers: How can we make our virtual teaching even more learner-centric, motivating and activating? This is an important and urgent question for all teachers in the current situation. This webinar series will show you how you can plan, conduct and follow up on exciting lessons with added value even in times of Corona. Dates and registration can be found here: https://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/en/spr/unt/for/gia/web.html?wt_sc=canada_webinars

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Film

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Miscellaneous

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