Dear all,
 
Deutschtisch will resume when Summer classes are underway. I will include updated details in this weekly email after July 4.
 
One of our students is looking for an artist who can help him create a lyric video for his music. If you are interested, please contact Sam by Wednesday, June 29.
 
The English Language Institute (ELI) is looking for Program Assistants for the Summer term. The position will be paid. You may want to apply by Friday, June 24.
 
If you are interested in pursuing Research in Germany in the future, you may want to attend a Virtual Fair where several universities will provide information about their programs. This session takes place on Thursday, June 23, 9-1 p.m.
 
If you have finished your undergraduate studies by August 2023, you can apply to become a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany for 2023-2024. The campus-wide application deadline is Sunday, August 28,
 
Reminders from prior emails:
 
The CGIS application portal for studying during Winter 2023 in Tübingen is already open.  The application deadline is September 15.
 
Here is the list of German dept. classes offered in Fall 2022. Please note that even if you already know your plans for German language classes, the list also includes a wide variety of interesting courses in English. If you have questions, please contact our advisors, Mary and Kalli. We also strongly encourage you to contact one of the German Peer Mentors, who are undergraduates and who have taken/are taking our German courses. See the “German Courses & Majoring/Minoring in German” section below for contact info.
 
Advisor office hours and contact info: You can reach the German advisors through a general email: germanadvising@umich.edu. We have two advisors. They are available for advising hours throughout the semester:
A link to their current office hours will always be included in the full text of these weekly emails, which you can find online:  scroll down to the section “German Courses & Majoring/Minoring in German.” You can schedule appointments with Mary and Kalli here.
 
Other highlights from this week's email, and what section to check for more details:
  • Conversation Opportunities - Conversation Hours/German Lab [note: German Lab will resume in the Fall]
  • Study Abroad, Internships, Scholarship Info
  • Advising Info - German Courses & Majoring/Minoring in German
  • Conversation Partner Options - Miscellaneous
  • International Center Global Engagement and Education Abroad email list - Miscellaneous
  • Finding German Films and Series Online - Miscellaneous
  • Chrome Extension for Dual-Language Subtitles - Miscellaneous
Research in Germany: Virtual Fair (Thursday, June 23; 9-1 p.m., Virtual)
 
Job Posting: ELI 994 Program Assistant - Summer Only (Friday, June 24; Application Deadline)
 
German Park Ann Arbor (Saturday, June 25; 4-9 p.m., 4409 Pontiac Trail)
 
Artist Sought for a Lyric Video (Wednesday, June 29; Application Deadline) 
 

Deutschtisch will resume when Summer classes are underway. I will include updated details in this weekly email after July 4.

LRC Conversation Partner Site Check out this site to find a conversation partner, and/or register so others can find you on the site. Please notify the LRC if you notice problems (e.g. outdated records etc.). Don't be shy: the more people sign up, the better the site will work!

Ann Arbor Stammtisch

  • A German Stammtisch meets once a week, usually on Thursdays at 8:00 pm at Grizzly Peak or another bar near Main Street. Join the email list to stay up-to-date on where and when the group will meet.
  • There's also a facebook page: look for "German Table / Stammtisch"
  • Alternatively, contact Mechthild Heerde-Olind at heerdeolind@yahoo.com for the current location and for more information.
  • This is NOT something you can do to make up an absence, but you can still go for fun and/or write about it for an AMD.
German Club events will resume in the Fall!
 
The German Club works to connect students of all levels with a passion for German language and culture to opportunities for language practice, cultural events, and networking. You are encouraged to come to as many or few events as you would like!

Email germaneboard@umich.edu to get put on the email list, or "like" the club on Facebook at facebook.com/germanclubumich for updates!

Faculty Advisors Mary Rodena-Krasan & Kalli Federhofer

Contact our two faculty advisors, Mary or Kalli, for advice on study abroad, internships abroad, a German major/minor, upper-level German courses, career opportunities in German, study-abroad and work-abroad opportunities, etc.

German Peer Advisors/Mentors

If you would like to get in touch with a peer mentor in our Department, please write to: germanmentors@umich.edu. Their expertise includes:

  • Current classes and potential courses
  • Study abroad, internship, and traveling in Germany
  • Academic requirements (major/minor, LSA language requirement) and combination (engineering, pre-health, etc.)
  • Max Kade House
  • Departmental scholarships/fellowships
  • On- and off-campus German opportunities (German Club, German Day, etc.)
  • Career/job search
  • Getting involved - enhancing your undergraduate experience with the German Department

[This page will only include entries in this category when there is a job/internship etc. aimed at German students at all levels. To see more internship and job opportunities, scroll through Kalli's blog, addressed to all upper-level German students]

There are two German Department facebook groups:

  • "German Advising at University of Michigan" [Read news here!]
    • Join this group to see much of the information you see in this email, as well as other relevant info, in the form of individual announcement posts.
  • "German Program at University of Michigan - Vorwärts Blau!" [Post things here!]
    • You are encouraged to join this group to in order to read and post interesting/fun items related to German language and culture. If you have trouble joining the group or posting something, please email Hartmut!

AND there is a German Department facebook page. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/umichGerman/

You can find weekly updates similar to this email but with lots more content on this blog.

We also encourage you to join us on our LinkedIn site: 'University of Michigan German Department'

You can also follow us on Twitter: @umichGerman

Conversation Partner Options: Various options for finding conversation partners are listed on this page.

Sign up here for the International Center's Global Engagement and Education Abroad email list. Weekly emails include info on workshops regarding travel and work abroad, conversation groups, cultural info sessions etc. SEHR interessant!

Finding German Films and Series

Chrome Extension for Dual-Language Subtitles

A German 101 student found a Google Chrome extension that allows for subtitles in two languages, and found this very helpful for watching e.g. "Dark" in German for his AMDs. If you find the dual language subtitles in the "Easy German" videos helpful, then this may be worth checking out. The extension is called Language Reactor.