At UD we offer German as an intensive course, which combines 2 semesters worth of
study into one. This way a student can fulfill his or her language requirement in
only one academic year. The classes meet daily with first year German completed in the fall semester and second year German in the
- It is the best way to learn a Language. Languages require steady concentration. A challenge faced by students going to Rome
is a possible interruption in language studies for at least a one year period (not
to mention summers). There is no interruption if you take the intensive model. The
daily meetings (six hours a week) will make you more fluent and give you more meaningful
practice with consecutive contact hours and no lengthy pauses.
- Flexibility before and after you declare a major. If you defer your language requirement until after Rome, this allows you to finish
the requirement in a timely manner without having to plan out four semesters in advance.
If taken the freshman year it will open up your schedule later for other courses,
concentrations, double majors, and exciting study abroad and internship opportunities.
- Career Opportunities if you decide to continue after the intensive course. If you need German for graduate studies, a concentration, scholarship opportunities
(such as Fulbright) or internships, or as part of a degree requirement (classical
philology) this is a quick way to do it and still have time to go one with the language
if needed. It is not only quick but more effective and lasting due to the time invested.
The intensive model gives you the time to achieve lasting proficiency and competency
in the language that may make all the difference in planning your future career or
course of graduate studies.
Why take German?
because we offer an academically challenging and energetic course of studies in German
language, literature, and culture
...because knowledge of foreign languages always broadens both your intellectual and
professional horizons. Those who learn German gain access to an important intellectual,
economic and culturally historic area of Central Europe.
...because German is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche and Kafka, Mozart, Bach and
Beethoven, Freud and Einstein.
... because Germany is the most important trading partner for almost all European
and many non-European countries.
...because, if you can read German, you have access to a whole world of research findings
in all areas of modern science.
…because you can take part in exciting study abroad course and internships in the
summer months in Germany
For Questions and more information about courses contact: Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Laura Eidt (email@example.com)