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



The German Program at Carleton College is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to host another round of German Campus Weeks during the Fall term 2017, this year with the motto "Making Choices." We will be hosting a business summit with representatives of Minnesota companies, a field trip to one of the companies, an alumni panel, and various info tables. The Consul General of Germany will also visit us and give a talk about bilateral relations between Germany and the United States. Check out the "Events" site to find out more.

Carleton's Campus Week partners include the German Embassy, the German and Russian Department at Carleton, the Carleton Career Center, St. Olaf's German Department, St. Olaf's Piper Center, the German American Chambers of Commerce, the Germanic-American Institute, and other departments at the colleges.

German Campus Weeks 



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To learn more, 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 and Twitter!

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For parents and students: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released their 2017 report about why languages matter. You can find out there why taking a language is vital in today's job world. 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." Keep reading here and 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.---