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Activities and Events

Each quarter we have lots of exciting events happening on campus like conversation hours, film nights, game nights, and more! 

Highlights Fall 2017:

Bayern Abend  

Bayern-Abend Join Dave and Bianca, our TA's from Bavaria, in a night of Bavarian-themed fun! There will be traditional food and music, and a Bayern-Quiz to test your knowledge!

Monday January 29, 8-10pm in Dewing 206

 

German Information Night "Come for Pizza, Stay for German" Join us Monday of Week 3 to learn more about the German major and minor programs at K!

Monday, January 22, 8-9pm in Dewing 206

 

Here is an overview of our regularly offered activities - follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates about other events!

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Stammtisch: Montags, 21.00-22.00

Students can gather weekly at the coffee shop in the library to chat auf Deutsch with one another and the Teaching Assistants from Germany while drinking some nice hot or cold drink from the café!


Spielstunde: Montags, 20.00-21.00

Game nightThis is our German "family game night," or in this case, game hour (Spiel + Stunde). German students have the opportunity to meet weekly at the coffee shop in the library to play German versions of popular American games (Clue = Cluedo, for example) or to play games about Germany itself (e.g. Deutschlandreise). Facilitated by the TAs from Germany, Spielstunde is an excellent opportunity for those beginning to learn German; it offers an informal setting and the potential to practice numbers & colors (with Uno, for example) and other useful German game expressions.


Filmserien

The German Department often shows popular German films that serve as an extracurricular extension of what students learn in the classroom about German culture. Some of the most recent films that have been shown include: Das Leben der Anderen, Good Bye, Lenin!, and Sonnenallee.

The theme for the film series in Fall 2017 is "Die Schweiz" Join us for film nights and learn about life in Switzerland!

 Die Schweiz


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Every year in May the German Department organizes a May Fest, usually on the Upper Quad, during which students can eat, talk in German to one another and the professors, and win prizes from the German Dept.'s stash of posters, books, puzzles, and games!

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Other activities are also offered periodically during the year; sometimes professors will invite classes to their homes for finger foods or dinner to foster community within the German Department. Start learning German and become a part of unserer deutschen Familie!