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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. Oct. 22, 2018Call for papers


    University of Waterloo, December 5, 2018

  2. Oct. 2, 2018Call for papers


    University of Toronto, November 17, 2018

  3. Sep. 28, 2018Delegation led by Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyStudents presenting in front of white board

    Last Friday our IcGS "superstudies" had a lot of fun during the last conference day of the delegation from Baden-Wuerttemberg, which consisted of government people and representatives of seventeen universities.

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  1. Apr. 4, 2018Golden Boar Awards Winter 2018Presentation slide for Golden Boar Awards

    One thing is for certain: The probably most glamorous night of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies took place on April 4th and was one for the books – the Golden Boar Awards.

  2. Apr. 4, 2018Cracking the code of cyberbullyingWoman leaning on table and talking

    Laptops, cell-phones, and even watches. Nowadays just about anything can keep you connected to some form of social media. Unfortunately, along with the rise in online connectivity, the prevalence of cyberbullying has grown to become a reality for many youths across the globe. Dr. Konstanze Marx is a researcher at the Institute for German Language and the University of Mannheim who specializes in online communication. On Wednesday April 4th, 2018 she presented on her research in the area of cyberbullying to an audience of about 35 students and faculty members from a variety of departments at the University of Waterloo. Her presentation titled “Cyberbullying – A linguistic perspective”, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, explored both the form and function of this online aggression.

  3. Mar. 15, 2018Exorcising the ghost of monolingualism: an evening with Dr. Piccardo

    The recently released Companion Volume to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) was the focus of a fascinating presentation by Dr. Enrica Piccardo on March 15, 2018.

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