German at UofL

This is the official page of the German Program at the University of Louisville. https://louisville.edu/languages/languages/german-1/german

We are part of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages (@UofL_CML).

Operating as usual

05/13/2024

Our German professor, Dr. Lucian Rothe, received one of three 2024 College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Champion Awards for his commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusive communities through his scholarship, teaching, and service.
Congratulations also to the other winners this year, Yolanda Demaree and Dr. Selene Phillips. 🎉

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Photos from German at UofL's post 05/06/2024

Das war lecker! On Reading Day, our German Club officers, Abigail, Railey, and Isaac, organized our famous Festessen--an end-of-semester potluck for German students and friends. Our faculty and students contributed delicious treats like Currywurst, Gulasch, Veggie-Pizza, Nürnberger Würstchen, Kartoffelsalat, Butterkekse, Himbeerkuchen, and more. Thank you, everyone, for another wonderful Festessen and successful semester! Enjoy your summer time! 🌞

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Photos from German at UofL's post 05/03/2024

We proudly present to you the newest members of the National Academic Honor Society for College Students of German. Congratulations to our students who took their oath, received an honor society certificate, and added their names to the members' book at the end of April. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! 🎉
The Delta Phi Alpha Chapter at the University of Louisville is one of the oldest in the United States.


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04/29/2024

Abigail Stanger, executive director of our German Club and senior at the University of Louisville , is graduating this spring semester. She received a Fulbright position in Germany this year and is going to start a master's degree at Georgetown University next year.

Abigail, ganz herzlichen Dank für deine lieben Zeilen! Wir sind so stolz auf dich und werden dich vermissen. Vielen Dank für dein jahrelanges Engagement im Deutschprogramm und Deutsch Club an der University of Louisville. Es war uns eine große Freude!!!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 04/26/2024

At the beginning of April, our world language students and instructors in UofL Classical & Modern Languages had a great time at the first CML Picnic. The event was organized by our student clubs:
Thank you! Das war super.

Photos from German at UofL's post 04/22/2024

Tomorrow! Join us for Festessen--a German-style potluck--on Reading Day (April 23) for free food, drinks, fun conversations, and the Delta Phi Alpha Initiation Ceremony! Everyone's welcome. Feel free to bring friends.


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04/17/2024

Prof. Lucian Rothe's journal article on stereotypes about teachers of German, published in 2022 in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, received recognition as a top downloaded article. That means the article ranked among the top 10 percent of article downloads in the 12 months after it was published. Congratulations!


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Photos from German at UofL's post 04/15/2024

The end of the semester is near and with it final exams. How do you prepare and make sure you're balanced and relaxed going into the final stretch of the semester? Let us and your peers know about your best strategies in the comments. Danke.

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04/13/2024

Join us for Festessen--a German-style potluck--on Reading Day (April 23) for free food, drinks, fun conversations, and the Delta Phi Alpha Initiation Ceremony! Everyone's welcome. Feel free to bring friends.


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04/10/2024

Let's all congratulate UofL senior in History and German, Abigail Stanger, for receiving a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Germany later this year! She also accepted a spot in a Master's Degree program in German & European History at Georgetown University starting in 2025.
Abigail, wir sind so stolz auf dich und wünschen dir alles, alles Gute für deine Zukunft. Vielen Dank für deine Arbeit im Deutschprogramm und Deutsch Club an der University of Louisville . Es war uns eine große Freude!!!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 04/08/2024

Here's a sneak peek at the ceremonial items used at our German Honor Society initiation later this month during Festessen (April 23, 12-1pm at Humanities 300). Stay tuned!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 04/04/2024

Congratulations to our students! Super gemacht 🎉
If you study/studied German and would like to share your success story, please reach out via PM on social media or email Dr. Rothe at [email protected] . Danke!

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04/02/2024

Students at the University of Louisville mark your calendars! Everyone's welcome at the UofL Classical & Modern Languages Spring Picnic presented by the !

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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/30/2024

Course registration for the summer and fall semesters is open! Please send us a message if you have any questions. We're looking forward to welcoming you in our German classes.

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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/25/2024

Dr. Rothe recently met with Honorary Consul Martin Edward Wilhelmy at the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cincinnati, OH. Among other topics, they talked about current German-American relations and the German heritage in the United States and Cincinnati, such as the Roebling Suspension Bridge designed by German immigrant John Augustus Roebling (who later designed the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City). They also agreed to work on a visit by Mr. Wilhelmy to Louisville in the future to talk with our students at .

Vielen Dank für das Treffen Herr Wilhelmy. Wir würden uns über Ihren Besuch bei uns sehr freuen.

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03/22/2024

At this semester's Festessen event on April 23, we will also celebrate the first Delta Phi Alpha induction ceremony in decades! The German program at the University of Louisville is one of the oldest members of the German honor society for college students.

German at UofL will cover the induction fees and provide a graduation cord for every new member graduating this year.
Prof. Jordan Gabbard will contact the inductees soon to share more details with them.


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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/18/2024

Our Prof. Lucian Rothe was recently invited by the Department of German and Russian Studies at Binghamton University to give a talk on "Why do you study German? Answers from an applied linguistics lens." Grounded in his L2 motivation and engagement scholarship, he presented instructional, curricular, and program-related approaches illustrating pathways for German (and other language) units to build a sense of community, enhance university-wide relevance, and increase enrollment.

Vielen Dank für die Einladung .


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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/11/2024

Our students in German 321 "Intercultural Communication I (Speaking)" recently had the opportunity to chat with the world-class classical guitar musician Tim Martina Schäffer in Eisenstadt, Austria. Das war super faszinierend. Vielen Dank!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/08/2024

At the end of February, our Professors Jordan Gabbard and Lucian Rothe, as well as other instructors from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages UofL Classical & Modern Languages presented their research at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture .

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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/05/2024

Check out our summer and fall German course offerings before the enrollment period starts. If you have any questions, please reach out to your current German instructor or send us a message on social media. Danke.
We look forward to welcoming you in our classes!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 03/01/2024

Liebe Studierende, please mark your calendars for these exciting events in March and April. Lots of free food and swag.

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/28/2024

On February 23, 2024, Lucian Rothe and his German Studies' co-authors received special recognition at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in New York City: They were awarded the 2024 NECTFL Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article for their publication, "Creating Safe Spaces: Diverse Instructional Materials for World Language Learners," published March 2023 in the NECTFL Review.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! 🎉

You can access Rothe et al.'s article, one more publication in the same issue by Lucian, and other articles for free at https://www.nectfl.org/?ddownload=4897.
You can also send us a direct message so we can share a copy with you.

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/26/2024

Our German students Clara, Isaac, and Railey talked about their wonderful study abroad experiences in front of members of the German American Club earlier this month. They were recipients of the "German Study Abroad Scholarship in Honor of James Boeckmann" sponsored by the German American Club Louisville. Thank you very much to our students for presenting on their studies in Germany and Austria and to the German American Club for their generous scholarship. Our students would be delighted to receive similar support in the future to make their ambitions of learning German in the target language countries possible. Danke.

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02/23/2024

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an unsere Professoren Jordan Gabbard und Lucian Rothe zu diesem Preis für innovative Lehre! 🎉

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/20/2024

Our students in Prof. Tower-Pohl's course German 321 "Intercultural Communication I (Speaking)" recently learned about all things Hamburg--das Tor zur Welt--by presenting and discussing the following topics:

Rebecca: Das Medium Fernsehen: Tatort.

Isaac: Musik und Architektur: Die Elbphilharmonie.

Unfortunately, we don't have pictures of the following excellent presentations:

Brooke: Kunst während der deutschen Romantik: Caspar David Friedrich.

Megan & Carter: Hafen und Hamburger.

Victoria: ZDF Polit-Talkshowmoderator  und Nordpolforscher Markus Lanz.

Cade: Sport im ERSTEN und im ZDF: Handball.

Clara: Study Abroad in Lüneburg.

James: Der Verlag und die Zeitschrift “der Spiegel.

Super gemacht! Vielen Dank!

02/18/2024

Wir wünschen euch einen schönen und entspannten Sonntag! Wer freut sich auch auf den Frühling? 🪻🌷🌼⚘️💐🌸🏵🌺🥀🌹🌳🌿🌾☘️🍀🍃🌲

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02/16/2024

Students at the University of Louisville , please mark your calendars to learn more about the benefits of language learning on Tuesday, February 20, 1-2pm, at the Elaine Chao Auditorium in .

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/09/2024

Heute wechseln wir mal die Perspektive! Was könnt ihr in den beiden Bildern von Louisville von oben sehen? Wir wünschen euch ein schönes Wochenende!






Wir sehen coole Orte wie zum Beispiel Churchill Downs , den Campus der University of Louisville
und den Ohio mit seinen Wasserfällen.

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/06/2024

Please mark your calendars for our updated event schedule this spring semester. Everyone's welcome. Wir freuen uns!

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Photos from German at UofL's post 02/02/2024

All our German instructors were named Students' Faculty Favorites of the academic year 2022/2023. Glückwunsch! 🎉 Thank you to our students for the nominations and for joining us in a variety of German courses at the . Swipe to see our students' comments of appreciation.
All Faculty Favorites will be honored today at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference at the Student Activity Center.

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