Dear all,
 
The Deutschtisch for Summer 2022 is associated with German 230, but all are welcome! The group will meet TTh 12:00-12:45. You can find the group with your ears (i.e. listen for a group of people speaking German). In good weather, look for the group in the "Courtyard Garden" of the League, across from UHS (one way to get to it would be to go directly through the League from the front doors (facing the Bell Tower) to the back doors).
  • If the weather is doubtful, please email the instructors to confirm the location: Maria Measel (measelm "at" umich.edu) or Mary Gell (magell "at" umich.edu). In order to minimize Covid exposure for the students, Deutschtisch will only be open to the German 230 students on days when it needs to take place indoors due to the weather.
  • If you are looking for additional conversation opportunities, add your name to the LRC Conversation Partner Database to find a conversation partner. Please notify the LRC if you notice problems (e.g. outdated records etc.).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's German Park is open once again this Saturday, July 30, 4-9 p.m., at 4409 Pontiac Trail. It is open to the public only on the last Saturday of June, July and August each year.

The department was approached by Naomi Rosen, an Honors student in History. She is writing her senior thesis on the terror attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Naomi has come across a few documents in the Israeli and German archives that are only in German with no Hebrew or English translation. She is looking for someone to help her translate some of these documents for her research. Naomi is willing to pay if nobody volunteers out of sheer interest. If you are interested, please send an email to Naomi Rosen (nsrosen@umich.edu).

If you are planning to pursue your MA/MSc in Germany starting in 2023, you can apply for a DAAD scholarship, which finances your studies for up to 24 months. The application deadline is Friday, November 4.

The application deadline for the internship in the German Bundestag (March - July 2023) is this coming Sunday, July 31.

Reminders from prior emails:

The CGIS application portal for studying during Winter 2023 in Tübingen is 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

German Park (Saturday, July 30, 4-9 p.m., 4409 Pontiac Trail)

German Bundestag Internship Program 2023 (Sunday, July 31; Application Deadline)

The Deutschtisch for Summer 2022 is associated with German 230, but all are welcome! The group will meet TTh 12:00-12:45. You can find the group with your ears (i.e. listen for a group of people speaking German). In good weather, look for the group in the "Courtyard Garden" of the League, across from UHS (one way to get to it would be to go directly through the League from the front doors (facing the Bell Tower) to the back doors).
  • If the weather is doubtful, please email the instructors to confirm the location: Maria Measel (measelm "at" umich.edu) or Mary Gell (magell "at" umich.edu). In order to minimize Covid exposure for the students, Deutschtisch will only be open to the German 230 students on days when it needs to take place indoors due to the weather.

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.