Welcome to the Carleton College German and Russian Department, German Section

Do you enjoy the German language and culture? Do you love to think? Take German with us! The astronomer Derek Fox from Penn State said "Take humanities because when you push yourself, really push yourself, you realize how far you have to grow and how fast you are capable of getting there." - We can help you with that!

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Why study German?

"Why not? Learning a language is an incredible experience, but learning German specifically is unique. German is an increasingly important language on the world stage - in politics, in sciences, and (of course) in soccer. German at Carleton specifically is also rad!" (Morgan Ross, 2019, Cognitive Science Major and German Minor)

2019 Winter Events

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To learn more about us, start with our overview of the German section, then check out our courses & activities, and don't forget to like our Facebook page. We are also on Instagram, YouTube, and occasionally Twitter!

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Interested in Study Abroad Opportunities? Do you want to do an Internship? Do you need funding for your endeavors?

For parents and students:

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released their 2017 report about why languages matter, especially when seeking a job. The report starts with "While English continues to be the lingua franca for world trade and diplomacy, there is an emerging consensus among leaders in business and politics, teachers, scientists, and community members that proficiency in English is not sufficient to meet the nation’s needs in a shrinking world, nor the needs of individual citizens who interact with other peoples and cultures more than at any other time in human history."

Don't forget to enroll in our language courses!

The German program partners with the International Kurt Masur Institute and contributes to the launch and successful development of the Kurt Masur Archives.