Department of Foreign Languages

German

Faculty:

Dr. T. Craig Christy

Resources available in computer lab

Movies available in computer lab


Requirements for a degree in Foreign Languages



Study Tools

BBC Languages - German
This great site will help you study German by letting you assess your proficiency. Then it will tell you which of their materials are appropriate for you. These materials include multimedia conversation exercises and a basic skills introduction/review. Moreover, there is a collection of linguistic blunders, to which you can add your own experiences.
Address: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/languages/german/index.shtml

QuickDic - German English Dictionary
QuickDic is a German-English Dictionary with more than 17,500 words and idioms in each language. A Windows version with lots of extra features can be downloaded for free.
Address: http://www.quickdic.de

Exeter University Beginners' German
This is an online Beginners' German course designed by the German Department of the University of Exeter. It will contain twenty chapters of dialogue and exercises which are designed to give the absolute beginner a grounding in the rudiments of the German language, as well as providing background information about life and culture in all the major German-speaking countries.
Address: http://www.pauljoycegerman.co.uk/abinitio/index.html

Materials for German
The following site is for German educators at all levels. It features textbook support, level-appropriate exercises, professional development, and many more useful things.
Address: http://www.germaninfo.us/German_Web_Pag/Page_2.html


Newspapers

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is a very respected publication in Germany and abroad. It features articles on a wide variety of topics. An English version is also available.
Address: http://www.faz.net

Paperball
Paperball is a Internet search engine for German newspapers. If you are looking for a particular story or researching a particular topic in the German news media, this is the place to go.
Address: http://www.paperball.de

Sueddeutsche Zeitung
The Sueddeutsche Zeitung is published in Munich and often approaches issues from a liberal perspective. It also features local stories about Munich and Bavaria.
Address: http://www.sueddeutsche.de

Die Welt
Die Welt covers an abundance of topics from a more conservative point of view.
Address: http://www.diewelt.de


Radio

Bayern 3
This station broadcasts popular contemporary music throughout Bavaria and throughout the world via the Internet.
Address: http://www.bayern3.de

B5 Aktuell
This is a 24-hour, all-news radio station.
Address: http://www.b5aktuell.de

Hit Radio FFH
This German radio station offers a variety of popular music. You can listen to their broadcasts via the Internet. Moreover, you can request your favorite song on their web site. 
Address: http://www.ffh.de


Television

ARD
Das Erste Deutsche Fernsehen. This is one of two television stations overseen by the German government. Germans have to pay a special fee (Rundfunkgebuehr) when buying television and/or radio sets. This fee is used to pay for programming on ARD and ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen). The ARD offers a wealth of information, including news and sports, but entertainment also plays an important role in the ARD's programming.
Address: http://www.ard.de

ZDF
Das Zweite Deutsche Fernsehen. This station is also overseen by the German government. During the winter months the ZDF is broadcasting Europe's most popular and successful television game show: "Wetten dass..?" with Thomas Gottschalk.
Address: http://www.zdf.de

RTL
RTL is Germany's most successful privately-owned television station. The station's programs include the German "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" (Wer wird Millionaer?), live sports broadcasts (including Champions League Soccer and Formula One Racing), and various dramatic series produced by the station.
Address: http://www.rtl.de

RTL 2
RTL 2 is targeting a younger audience and was the birthplace of the controversial and worldwide successful reality-TV show "Big Brother".
Address: http://www.rtl2.de

SAT.1
SAT.1 is one of the most popular and successful privately-owned television stations in Germany. It was also one of the first, when the government lifted its restrictions on the German broadcasting system in the late 1980s. It targets a diverse audience with shows like the Wheel of Fortune (Das Gluecksrad), the Harald Schmidt Show (a late night talk show, similar to Letterman and Leno), and Star Trek (dubbed in German language).
Address: http://www.sat1.de


Study Abroad

Treffpunkt Language Institute
Treffpunkt Language Institute in Bamberg, Germany offers language courses, which are individually tailored to your needs. The institute not only provides classroom learning, but also offers a great cultural experience and many extracurricular activities.
Address: http://www.learn-german.com

German Course in Munich at DeutschAkademie
The DeutschAkademie offers German courses on 12 different levels for a better and more precise placement and we guarantee no more than 5-9 participants in our courses. Our German teachers are selected according to their qualifications, experience and personality, and their teaching methods are modern and communication oriented. We also offer preparatory courses for the TestDaf. Our school is located right in the center of Munich. We organize accommodation at German families or at student residences.
Address: http://www.deutschakademie.de/munich-german-course/