GermanThe Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites you to major or take courses in German. Check out study abroad opportunities to expand your world! German-related courses have also been combined into sets of German Studies ranging from International Marketing to the study of modern Germany. German Studies is also available as a focus area in the Global Studies major.

German courses require online placement test scores
Major Program of Study Checklist
Minor Program of Study Checklist
A minor in German through the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures consists of 15 semester hours including German 2010 and 2015 plus 9 semester hours of electives at the German 2000 level or above.
Study Abroad Programs

Faculty & Instructors
Dr. Kevin Kennedy |
Dr. Beverly Moser |
Ms. Julia Rechenbach-Moomaw |
Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand |

Additional resources:

German Language Resources

  • About German for Beginners: 20 Free self-study lessons with vocabulary tips, grammar overviews, self-tests. Can purchase links to speaking, reading, writing, job seeking, and cultural materials.
  • American Association of Teachers of German, NC Chapter (NCAATG)
  • BBC German Essential Phrases: Travel and survival phrases useful abroad. Downloadable mp3 sound files.
  • BBC German Steps:  In 3 parts, German and English are contrasted and organized into themes of meeting people, food, drink, getting around, travel arrangements, shopping.  Hear, read, rearrange, speak, write, dialog, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation tips, cultural notes, and logs for self-directed study.
  • BBC German for Daily Life:  Hear, see vocabulary and sentences for daily life and work, greetings, phone, shopping, banking, renting an apartment, train travel, job searches. Video clips, easy self-study. Transcripts available.
  • BBC Talk German: Illustrated greetings, about family relationships, hotel check-in, buying train tickets, getting directions. Basics are free, more with purchase.
  • Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Peace Studies
  • Eine Deutschlandreise fürs Ohr - This web site explores the various dialects that are spoken in Germany. This information may be useful for students who are interested in studying abroad, and to Germophiles more broadly, too.
  • Themen-aktuell: Multi-volume Hueber book support, on-line activities, thematic searches, cultural info on Berlin. Third voluate prepares students for the Goethe Institut Zertifkikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache.
  • Treffpunkt Deutsch - German textbook resources

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placement testing

Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Sanford Hall
225 Locust Street
ASU Box 32063
Boone, NC 28608-2063
(828) 262-3095 (office)
(828) 262-7079 (fax)

DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

LARC Director
Dr. Paul Sebastian
524 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2932

UNC World Language Exchange

The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.

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