Your German mentor will help you catch the spirit of learning the language while experiencing the culture of Germany. First, they’ll find the best resources for you on campus: German Club and the German National Honor Society. They’ll then help you set your sights on being a language counselor for Concordia Language Villages’ German Village, Waldsee, or traveling abroad for a week, month, semester, or year.
From outside to inside the classroom the German program utilizes traditional and new methods of learning, communicating, and engaging to make connections across disciplines and cultures. From dancing, Kahoot games, watching films and videos, to singing, the German program at Concordia College provides a variety of language-learning techniques to fit a growing world.
Programs of Study
German is important, relevant and enjoyable as a foreign language. Germany is the economic powerhouse of the European Union and the second largest exporting nation in the world. It also has a long tradition in music, philosophy, art and is a leader in innovation in all areas. Pairing your German major or minor with any other academic area will give you a career advantage and will enrich your life, both here and abroad.
Major or Minor in German
Through coursework and a unique set of on-campus, off-campus, and overseas opportunities, students achieve high proficiency levels in the German language and attain a high degree of cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. Taken individually or in conjunction with other majors, studying German will give students a leading edge in a global society in any professional pursuit.
Major in International Business with a Major or Minor in German
Consider pairing German with a major in International Business.
Major in German Education
This major will prepare you to teach German to students in grades K-12.
Major in Elementary Education with an add-on endorsement in World Languages
Optional endorsement for elementary education majors.