Degrees & Programs
Hamish Binns, M.A., Coordinator
||What´s this flag?
Well, it´s a shared flag for the three German speaking countries, called the D-A-CH flag: for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Deutsch lernen in Madrid? Warum denn nicht?
On the Madrid campus, we offer Elementary German I (GER 110) and Elementary German II (GER 115) in the fall-spring sequence. German is an important language for business, politics, tourism, but also art and literature, especially here in Spain where German speakers enjoy a certain amount of esteem. But wherever you live, and whatever your native language is, learning German is not only fun and interesting, but a useful asset to add to fluency in a Romance language like Spanish or French. With two semesters of German, you can expect basic to intermediate fluency and a solid foundation to build on during visits to Germany or at the local Goethe Institute.
Harry´s El Alemán, Deutscher Stammtisch: Order in German at this nearby German Kneipe, and develop conversation skills over beer, sausage, potatoes (Pommes) or even Sachertorte. Once a month, usually Thursday evenings, with your German professor...
||The Rhine valley over the town of Bacharach.
Other field trips: Enjoy various aspects of German culture during visits to the Goethe Institut, to German restaurants, or to the Parque Berlín which boasts a segment of the Berlin wall...
- Goethe-Institut Madrid, http://www.goethe.de/ins/es/mad/esindex.htm
- Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw-world.de/ with free German learning materials and useful information about German culture, geography, economy and politics. On the same website, find resources like free online classes, slowly read German news: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15504966,00.html, and many others.
- A very useful website for students of German: http://german.about.com/
- Finally, the companion website to our textbook, Tangram aktuell, which has chapter-to-chapter reading texts with valuable cultural background, online games and activities, fun quizzes, and more: http://www.hueber.de/seite/lernen_tana
Berlin trip March 2012: This is a voluntary class trip to Berlin for German 115 and Honors´ 190: Nationalism students. Visits the hippest German city with its world-renowned museums, a concentration camp, a cabaret, Kneipen, restaurants and of course the Reichstag, listen to contemporary German music and contemplate historic remainders of the Berlin wall...
||A historic moment on the ruins of the wall.
||A sample of Berlin's typical Curry-Wurst!
Building on the Berlin trip, we hope to follow with a Vienna trip during the academic year of 2012-13. A historic cosmopolitan city, the city that introduced coffee to the Western world, Vienna manages to be elegant, classical and hip at the same time...
A glimpse of classical Vienna... a living museum:
||A glimpse of classical Vienna... a living museum.
||Vienna is the home of Kaffeehaus-culture!