Welcome to the German Program in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Please feel free to explore our website in order to learn more about the German major and minor, the faculty, activities and support services, opportunities abroad, and the accomplishments of our students and alumni.
Double Honors for German Graduating Senior
Congratulations to Janani Ravi (B.A. International Studies and English 2014 with a Minor German)! Janani was awarded with a prestigious Fulbright grant in 2015. She will serve as an English teaching assistant in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen state of Germany from 2015 to 2016. For more information on the program, please go to Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.
DAAD Young Ambassador: Samantha Vasquez is among the 30 undergraduates in North America selected for the honor of being a DAAD Young Ambassador for 2015-16. The main responsibility of a DAAD Young Ambassador is to promote study in Germany at their home universities and colleges and inspire their fellow students to study in Germany. Throughout the academic year, you will see Samantha at various campus events offering informational materials and personal advice to students interested in study abroad in Germany. Samantha is the fourth VT German student to participate in this prestigious program. We in German are very proud of her accomplishments. More information can be found here: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Young Ambassadors
GCC and T4J at Gobblerfest
Find out what the German Culture Club (GCC) and Teach for Jamie (T4J) have planned for this semester. You can find them at Gobblerfest on September 4, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the Drillfield. For more information, contact Dr. Hofer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T4J Info Session
Volunteering doesn't have to be work. Have fun while benefiting the community by joining Teach for Jamie. Teach for Jamie members are student volunteers who teach basic German vocabulary, grammar, and culture to elementary school children in the area. No previous teaching experience is necessary and only basic German skills are required. Learn more about this program and meet new and previous volunteers at the interest meeting that will be held Tuesday, September 8, from 7:00-8:00 PM in McBryde 216.
Come and join the German program for Kaffeeklatsch from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Major Williams Atrium (2nd floor) on following Fridays: August 28, September 25, October 30, and December 4. Bring a beverage. Cookies will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Hofer.