Cultural Program and Tutorials

*The German Department has suspended cultural events for the Fall 2021 term. Please check back for updates about Spring 2022.

Our rich cultural program allows students to increase the scope of their knowledge and interest in art and literature, film and scholarship produced in German. Events in the cultural program are great opportunities to interact with other language learners and native speakers of German, and we encourage students to participate as often as they are able. The weekly calendar includes a Kaffeeklatsch, where students get together in a casual atmosphere with native speakers to talk informally, practice their language skills in conversation and through board-games, and a movie screening once a week. We are also hosting special German Cooking Events throughout the Spring 2019. Register soon, as space fills quickly for these. We also regularly invite German authors and scholars for lectures and workshops and organize day-trips for students to attend German events and exhibits locally or in New York City. Exchange scholars from Germany and our own graduate student teaching fellows are often involved in planning and leading cultural events.

Each fall there is usually an end-of-the-term event which brings together all students, such as a theater performance (in the past we did Wedekind’s Frühllingserwachen and Dürrenmatt’s Die Physiker), or readings of brief literary texts.

Use the links on the left to read more about each program.