A significant part of studying in German is learning to speak it—which is why we are committed to giving you as many opportunities as possible to practice. As a German student here, you will attend regular conversation group sessions with an advanced student leader. Conversation groups are held on a weekly basis and are arranged in class.

In addition to assigned conversation groups, you will also have an additional opportunity to practice German outside the classroom. Each year the department invites a young college-age German native (Fremdsprachenassistent or Fremdsprachenassistentin) to spend a semester or two on campus and in the department. He or she assists in language instruction, provides conversational practice, and helps with extracurricular activities.