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Welcome to German.

The German section is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

The German section is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail with any questions.

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Watch the inspiring keynote from our annual Undergraduate Conference by filmmaker Sheri Hagen, entitled ‘Die selbstverständliche Unterbrechung'.

Watch our annual Schröder event, a conversation with leading German theatre director, Thomas Ostermeier.

 

Listen to current student experiences with our new series of Podcasts. Students talk about the Cambridge interview, Year Abroad, learning a language from scratch, a 'typical day in Cambridge' and much more!

Take a look at this short video produced by some of our current students of German.

On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures

 

Listen to this sample German lecture by Dr Charlotte Woodford

 

 

Listen to this talk on translation by Silke Mentchen 

 

Latest News

Major research award for Professor Mark Chinca

7 December 2022

The Faculty and German Section are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Chinca has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. Mark will be using the three-year fellowship to work on his project “The Formation of Medieval German Literature, 750–1250,” a re-evaluation that will situate early...

New Publication: Ab Initio Language Teaching in British Higher Education

7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication by UCL Press of a handbook on German language teaching with contributions by 7 Cambridge based authors. Co-edited by Silke Mentchen , and with contributions by Alexander Bleistein, Maren de Vincent-Humphreys , Daniela Dora , Kasia Lanucha, Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Theresa...

Mark Chinca on BBC R4 In Our Time on Thursday 1 December

28 November 2022

Prof Mark Chinca will be one of Melvyn Bragg’s guests on BBC Radio 4 In Our Time this Thursday at 9:00am, when the programme will be discussing medieval Germany’s most famous and notorious epic, the Nibelungenlied. Listen online here .

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