- Mary Rodena-Krasan (MLB 3128; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Karl-Georg Federhofer (MLB 3422; email@example.com)
- Conversation Opportunities – Conversation Hours, German Lab
- Study Abroad, Internships, Scholarship Deadlines – 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
Two regular conversation hours, “Schokoladenstunde” (Thursdays 3-4 in 3110 MLB) and “Kreativwerkstatt” (Tuesdays 2-3, in 3308 MLB) will take place in person weekly. You can earn 2 “A&P Tally” points by attending.
- Schokoladenstunde: the group will play games, chat, and enjoy some German chocolate.
- Kreativwerkstatt: Want to improve your German? Love expressing yourself creatively, either digitally or with physical materials? Do you have a hobby like crafting, painting, drawing, journaling, photography and photo editing, knitting, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, creative writing, character creation, (video) game making? At our weekly German “Kreativwerkstatt,” we’ll combine speaking German (any level welcome, beginners included!!) and creatively expressing ourselves. You’re encouraged to bring your own materials or (ongoing) projects, but we will also provide some materials and prompts each week. During sessions, we’ll start with some inspiration in German, such as music, a poem, a meditation, or German art, and then we’ll chat while we work on our projects – individually or collaboratively in pairs/groups if you like. At the end of the semester, we’ll host a little art show showcasing examples of our work. Of course, you’ll receive 2 attendance credit points for coming to this extracurricular activity. We’re meeting Tuesdays from 2 pm to 3 pm in 3308 MLB [the third floor Conference Room].
- All students at all levels are welcome to come to both events.
- Meets every other Thursday at 8:00 pm at Grizzly Peak, 120 West Washington St. Pre-registration is requested: Contact Mechthild Heerde-Olind at heerdeolind “at” yahoo.com to be added to the email list. You can also check the event listings in the Ann Arbor Observer for info on meeting times and locations. [last verified: 1/23/2023]
- 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Click here to see Mary’s and Kalli’s contact info and (frequent!) office hours
- To reach either advisor: email@example.com
- You can also schedule appointments with Mary & Kalli by clicking here
- …and you can contact Kalli via text message (734-277-7341) or via Facebook (Kalli Federhofer)
German Peer Advisors/Mentors
If you would like to get in touch with a peer mentor in our Department, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Academic Year in Freiburg 2023-2024 (Wednesday, February 1; Application Deadline)
- International Programs in Engineering: Engineering Laboratory Experience at TUB Berlin (Wednesday, February 8; Application Deadline)
- $5,000 – $20,000 Walter & Florence E. Aupperle Scholarships for German Majors/Minors at the University of Michigan (Thursday, February 9; 3 p.m., Application Deadline)
- Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe & Eurasia (Wednesday, February 15; Application Deadline)
- LSA Internship Funding Page
[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 is a German Department facebook group, and a German Department facebook page:
- “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 Department facebook page: Check it out!
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
- Check the Telescope website for info on German films and series worth watching, including trailers and details on where they are available online.
- Here is a survey of German film series that you can watch in the US, compiled by the Goethe Insitute.
- Here is another list of German television and shows available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. The rankings seem arbitrary, but the descriptions and availability info are very helpful.
Chrome Extension for Dual-Language Subtitles
A German 101 student has found a Google Chrome extension that allows for subtitles in two languages, and has found this very helpful for watching e.g. “Dark” in German for his AMDs. I have not had time to try this, but 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.