Studying German at Wright State University
German Club (Germanic Studies Association, GSA)
VIDEO of lecture by Dr. Renate Sturdevant: Germanness in Microcosm, delivered on March 6, 2013
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www.wordreference.com - Great Language Dictionary!
German Web Sites The American Association of Teachers of German The national professional organization for German teachers. Information about the AATG and its mission, publications, and Web resources for teachers and students.
Wright State University Department of Modern Languages offers both a major and minor in German. Students who wish to teach German in Ohio must have a B.A. in German as well as an Ohio licensure. Many students also opt for a German Minor which allows students who do not wish to devote all of their studies to the language, an avenue to specialize in the German language and culture adding incredible advantages in this global economy!
Learning German is an excellent opportunity to appreciate and understand the wonderful Germanic culture lived by so many in the world! Not only do you learn German and German culture, but you also gain a deeper appreciation for those languages that have influenced the Germanic culture and continue to do so! It facilitates insight into the European way of life through the endless opportunities of German!! Below are few examples of why studying German at Wright State University gives students so many advantages:
Why learn German at WSU?
- Structured teaching environment by native/near-native speakers
- Friendly environment that fosters the “extra-mile” of learning
- Student run organizations who work hand in hand with community partners
- Opportunities to partake in excellent study abroad programs
- German Program at WSU has grown exponentially and will continue to increase with your support and interest
Benefits of Learning German*
- German is in second place in the field of scholarly publications
- German is invaluable in the science and mathematics fields
- Most commonly used language after English on the Internet
- 68% of all Japanese students study German and Seoul, Korea is one of the world’s largest German Language centers
- More than 750 U.S. companies do business with Germany
In collaboration with the University Center for International Education (UCIE), WSU offers several opportunities to students who wish to study in Germany. We have wonderful sister universities at Jena and Lüneberg. Studying abroad enables students to be fully immersed in the German culture, language, and daily life of a German citizen. In addition, Dr. Elfe Dona takes students on an Ambassador Program to Austria, in which there are now travel study grants, scholarships, and financial aid available to those who qualify! Study opportunities are available for a couple of weeks during the Summer or even all year! If you wish to have more information, please see the UCIE site.
Germanic Studies Association (GSA):
Herzlich Willkommen zur Germanischen Studiengesellschaft der Wright State Universität!
We are current students, both undergraduate and graduate, who have a deep passion for Germanic language and culture. We encourage anyone who has a similar passion who would like to advance their knowledge and share experiences with others to join GSA, regardless of language proficiency. GSA holds numerous activities throughout the year including Kaffeestunde, Filmnacht, Wandern, trips to the Columbus Zoo and Schmidts, and many more! Members do not have to be German Majors/Minors but are encouraged! Please visit our Facebook page by searching “Germanic Studies Association” for information about our current events.
Delta Phi Alpha:
Interested in being a member of one of the most selective Honor Societies? Join the Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung (National German Honor Society), Delta Phi Alpa! Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature, and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man’s eternal search for peace and truth. Requirements include: a minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent; a minimum average of B+ or its equivalent in German courses; a minimum cumulative average of B- or its equivalent; and an indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.