The Department of Modern Languages notes with sadness the passing of Loren Alexander, Associate Professor Emeritus of German and Foreign Language Education. Dr. Alexander passed away on January 7, 2017 at the age of 86.
Are you interested in finding new ways to use your Modern Languages degree? Consider medical interpreting! Medical interpreters work in health-care settings to “facilitate understanding in communication between people who are speaking different languages” (A Textbook for Medical Interpreters, CCHP 2014). Between August 8-12, 2016, 11 Kansas State University students, faculty, and staff completed the “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreting training. Continue reading “Kansas State University Students, Staff, and Faculty Complete “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreting Training”
Hannah Rogers (B.A. German, Fall 2015) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in German. Read her message below explaining the program and her life in Germany! Continue reading “Letters from Abroad: Hannah Rogers, Fulbright”
April 26th – 27th marked the second annual German Immersion Weekend at Tuttle Lake Park. For the past two years a group of German majors and minors, accompanied by the members of the German faculty at K-State go camping for the weekend at Tuttle Lake. Continue reading “Spätzle und Spaziergänge: Camping with K-State’s German Section”
Its Friday, 10:30 at the Radina’s Coffeehouse in the Leadership Studies Building. Against a noisy backdrop of espresso machines and clattering coffee cups, a group of people is talking in German and laughing. Every week at this time German majors, minors, language students as well as German-speaking faculty from around the university gather to socialize, relax, and improve their language skills. Continue reading “Kaffeestunde: Caffeinated Conversation”