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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. Apr. 12, 2018CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher and Adrienne Lo standing in a classroom

    Grit Liebscher and Emma Betz (both Germanic & Slavic) and Adrienne Lo (Anthropology) received a CFI award for a “Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)”. Congratulations to all three!

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

    July 23, 2018, to August 28, 2018, in Bamberg/Germany 

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  3. 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)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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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