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Our department specializes in the study of language, applied linguistics, literature, and film and visual culture.  We have active graduate and undergraduate programs in German, and we also offer courses in Croatian, Dutch, and Russian.

  1. Jan. 29, 2018Waterloo's German Language Summer School is back for 2018!

    July 25, 2018, to August 28, 2018, in Bamberg/Germany 

    Applications are now open on Passport.

    Application deadline: March 1, 2018

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  2. Nov. 27, 2017Do you need a Winter 2018 course?

    Here are some great offers...

    GER 200 - Transcultural Studies taught by Prof. Ann Marie Rasmussen in English language (10:00-11:20 T Th in ML 117)

    GER 262 / REES 262 / ENGL 220B - Languages and Society II taught by Prof. Emma Betz in English language (10:30-11:20 MWF in ML 117)

    GER 363 / FINE 363 - German Filmmakers in Hollywood taught by Prof. James Skidmore in English language (6:30-8:20 T in ECH 1220 and 2:30-4:20 Th in ML 354)

    GER 212 - Integrative Language Seminar II taught by Prof. Michael Boehringer (11:30-12:50 MW in ML 109)

    GER 303 online - Interactive German Language & Culture taught by Prof. Grit Liebscher (online course)

  3. Nov. 6, 2017Teach English in Germany (2018-2019 PAD program)

    Application deadline: January 19, 2018

    In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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  1. Apr. 4, 2018Cyberbullying - A Linguistic PerspectivePortrait of Konstanze Marx

    Prof. Dr. Konstanze Marx, Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Mannheim, will be visiting the University of Waterloo to give a lecture on cyberbullying.

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  1. Dec. 12, 2017GSS prof awarded, featured on UW Arts page

    Thanks to the UW Faculty of Arts for highlighting the recent award given GSS faculty member (cross-appointed with English) Prof. Alice Kuzniar.

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