Willkommen! Study German, the language behind such works of art as the poetry of Goethe and the latest Porsche. The German language program at North Central College can provide you with important skills for your personal and professional development.
German language skills can enhance your competence in areas as diverse as music, the biological sciences, engineering, literature and film. At North Central, learning German has a personal touch as well. You’ll acquire the relevant cultural information as well as linguistic proficiency. That means you’ll learn the German you’ll need in real-life situations and interact often with your classmates.
We have many formal and informal opportunities for you to practice your skills:
- courses ranging from the elementary level to the advanced levels
- trips to German-related sites in Chicago, from the opera to fine restaurants;
- the various services of the Language Resource Center.
We recommend that all of our students study abroad. You may choose to spend some or all of your junior year in a German-speaking environment.
Travel along with Prof. Gregory Wolf and his students as they experience the wonders of Berlin.
Kommen Sie mit!
Blogging from Berlin
Dr. Gregory Wolf accompanies students to Berln, Germany, over North Central's D-term for a 17-day study abroad experience.
In 2010, Prof. Wolf and three of his students, Bridget Boynton, Rebecca Samson, and Louis Waldmeir, all German majors, shared their experiences by Blogging from Berlin. Check it out and find out about their excursions, their observations of German culture, history, and society, and comments on their experiences.