There are many reasons to learn German at Duke including fantastic teachers, a close community of fellow students, and fun activities in and out of class!
We help students acquire German language skills, regardless of their level of entry. Our students learn how to understand, read, speak, write, and indeed how to think in German. We are committed to the idea that language acquisition is not merely a skill, but is deeply connected to how we experience and understand other cultures and societies. Learning another language, in turn, changes how we perceive our own.
Broadly put, this is our program goal with respect to our language-teaching: for students to understand and experience how inhabiting a foreign language can open up new realms of thought and meaning, in both academic and personal contexts.