Language Resources

Language Learning Resources for German

German department website

German Literature Library Website

Fall 2014 German drop-in tutoring schedule

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Class-specific resources

German 110: online Student Activities Manual for Treffpunkt Deutsch

German 220: audio files to accompany Handbuch zur Deutschen Grammatik
chapters 1–5 | chapters 6–9 | chapters 10–14
chapters 15–20 | chapters 21–26 | chapters 27–30

You may also find class resources, such as syllabi and assignment-related material, on the Course Materials and Reserves page, on the department website, or on the Courses Server.

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Recommended online dictionaries

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Software

The following software on CD-ROM is available for checkout at the IMC desk:

  • Brockhaus kleines Konversationslexikon (dictionary) IMC AE27.B89 2001 CD-ROM
  • DUDEN Grossworterbuch (dictionary) IMC PF3640.D84 2001 CD-ROM
  • Duden: die deutsche Rechtschreibung (spell- and grammar-checker) IMC PF3625.D834 2000 CD-ROM
  • Learn German Now! (interactive software) IMC PF 3112.7.L43 2000 CD-ROM

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Typing help

Windows:   Mac:
Word: Use Word's built-in special characters.   Option Key: Use the option key to type special characters.
International keyboard: Change your keyboard behavior so you can use special key combinations for special characters.   Keyboard layout setup: Be able to type as if you have a German keyboard.
Keyboard layout setup: Be able to type as if you have a German keyboard.   Key Caps/Keyboard Viewer: View keyboard layouts and copy characters into documents.
Keyboard layout: See the German keyboard layout.    
Character map: Copy and paste special characters from this system tool.    
ASCII codes: Use Alt key + numbers for special characters.    

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Language-specific resources

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Literary and cultural resources

Newspapers

Museums

  • Die Pinakotheken im Kunstareal München - Five of Munich's most influential art museums showcasing works dating from as early as the 13th century to the present-day.
  • Haus der Kunst - Built by the Nazi regime, Haus der Kunst now houses modern, often controversial artworks from throughout the world.
  • Leopold Museum in Vienna exhibits modern and expressionist work from some of the most well-known Viennese artists of the 20th Century.
  • Museuminsel Berlin - Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Museum island in Berlin is comprised of 5 museums and galleries known not only for the artworks on display but also for buildings' architectural beauty, as well.

Higher Education in Germany

Netflix Movies

  • The Edukators (2004): A group of radical political activists find themselves in the midst of a kidnapping plot involving a rich businessman. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)
  • Cherry Blossoms (Drama, 2008): A terminally ill man is cursshed by the sudden and unexpected death of his beloved wife, and decides to honor her memory by travelling to Japan for the cherry blossom festival. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)
  • The Edge of Heaven (2007): A series of intertwining stories about Turkish families living in both Turkey and Germany. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)

Miscellaneous

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