German Program at UNA

The 4th annual Germanfest at the University of North Alabama on Oct. 13, 2021. Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages, the German Club, and the AATG's "Deutsch macht Spaß" grant.

Contact information for the German Program at UNA:

Dr. Rebecca Linam
Adjunct Instructor
Mrs. Linam
Office: 112 Wesleyan Hall
Telephone: 256-765-4390

Study Tools

  • English/German Dictionary - is a great English/German dictionary.  This web-site also provides a conjugation/declension table for each word.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Die Welt - Die Welt covers an abundance of topics from a more conservative point of view.


  • Bayern 3 - This station broadcasts popular contemporary music throughout Bavaria and throughout the world via the Internet.
  • B5 Aktuell - This is a 24-hour, all-news radio station.
  • 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. 


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • RTL 2 - RTL 2 is targeting a younger audience and was the birthplace of the controversial and worldwide successful reality-TV show "Big Brother".
  • 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).

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.
  • 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.