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German Courses at Northwestern

Interactive Teaching Online

Dear Students: while we are eager to be back on campus and teach you in person, everybody's safety in this time of uncertainty associated with Covid-19 is our primary concern. We want to assure you that our courses continue to be fun, interactive, engaging and packed full with valuable learning opportunities whether we teach fully online, or meet some of the time on campus in the Fall. We will continue to offer a broad spectrum of courses to meet your goals: we hope you consider starting to learn German or continue with your studies in a supportive course environment. If you have questions about enrolling in any of our engaging courses, please contact us (or schedule a virtual meeting) even during the summer and we will arrange for a zoom conversation with you.

A Unique Department


Award-winning Instructors

We have an exceptional teaching faculty, who make every effort to approach learning from a variety of angles to offer classes that are engaging and motivating, intellectually fulfilling, and, at the same time, broaden and deepen learning.
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Outstanding Research Faculty

Our faculty are engaged in a range of projects, many involving cross-disciplinary issues, such as critical theory, theories of reading, psychoanalysis, Jewish studies, the history of science, and the role of technology in learning and teaching in the field of Second Language Acquisition.
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Progressive Learning Environment

The department recognizes that in addition to exposure to various classroom learning situations and scenarios, learners need a variety of learning situations including opportunities to use the target language with native speakers in the target culture to progress their learning.
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News and Events


Congratulations to the Class of 2020


Message from Dean Adrian Randolph

Congratulations to our majors and minors, we are excited to see where this next chapter takes you!

Majors - Sam Cole, Maya Daiter, Reilly Knoer, Mason McVeigh, Ben Perri, and Jaelon Woodard.

Minors - Anam Furrukh, Andrew Johnson, George Papajohn, Taylor Reyes, and Yannick Schremper.


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Latest News

In-Class and VIrtual Language Learning
Faculty Publishing
Professor Erica Weitzman receives AT&T Research Fellowship
German Newsletter 2019-2020
News from Martin Amesquita

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