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Hallo liebe Deutschlernende und Deutschinteressierte!

Posted by: skoster | September 12, 2016 Comments Off on Hallo liebe Deutschlernende und Deutschinteressierte! |

stina portraitMein Name ist Stina und ich bin für dieses Jahr eure neue German Language Assistant.

I am very happy to be the German Language Assistant at Willamette and I am very excited to meet you all! You can come to my tutoring hours (available on WISE; Monday through Thursday at 3-6 pm in Walton 236) and to my language tables (Mondays 6-7 pm and Tuesdays 12 am-1 pm in Goudy) to improve your pronunciation, to understand the mysterious German grammar, to talk about German culture or whatever you would like to do! 🙂


As I am from the northwest of Germany, I might be the wrong person to talk to if you want some information about the Oktoberfest, Weißwürste, Lederhosen and some other “typical German” issues (they are not typical German – this is typical Bavarian from the south of Germany), but I can show you the other side of Germany. I can show you what it is like to live in a small village, to be a member of a Landjugend, to use your bicycle whenever you leave the house. I can also speak a few words in Plattdeutsch (or as we would say: Plattdüütsch), which is a language (not a dialect) spoken by some people in North Germany. Additionally, I have experiences in living and studying in a (small) city – Oldenburg has as many inhabitants as Salem. If you are interested in getting to know this part of life in Germany, you are more than welcome to stop by and chat with me!

Ich freue mich auf euch!

Liebe Grüße,


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Hallo aus Oldenburg

Posted by: akschwobe | September 20, 2015 Comments Off on Hallo aus Oldenburg |

Bildschirmfoto 2015-10-29 um 01.28.10Hey everyone!

My name is Anne and I’m soooo happy to the German language assistant at Willamette for this academic year. I’m almost done with my bachelor’s degree in English and Politics/Economics and pursue a teaching degree. Most of you have either met me during class when I introduced myself or maybe we already met on campus. I’m also excited to meet new students and see new faces during tutoring.

As most of you know I’m from Germany, more specifically from Oldenburg, a city located in the north of Germany and about 1.5 hours from Hamburg.


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Last German Movie Night

Posted by: KGotchel | April 13, 2015 Comments Off on Last German Movie Night |

Dear German-learners,

on the 15th of April it’s already time for our last German movie night of the semester.

We’ll be screening the movie “der ganz grosse Traum” (2011) starring well-known actor Daniel Brühl.

The movie is about an English teacher who brings soccer from England to Germany in the late 19th century by teaching it to his class.


We’ll be meeting in Walton 235 and starting at 7 pm.

As always there’ll be enough snacks and drinks for everyone!

And here is the trailer for more information:


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Test your German knowledge!

Posted by: KGotchel | April 8, 2015 Comments Off on Test your German knowledge! |

Hello German-learners,

tonight (04/08/15) is another German Game Night!

Please come and join us in Walton 235, at 7 pm, for a fun event with lots of food and drinks.


Möge die beste Gruppe gewinnen =)


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Upcoming German Movie Night

Posted by: KGotchel | March 16, 2015 Comments Off on Upcoming German Movie Night |

Guten Morgen,

this upcoming Wednesday (03/18/15), there will be a German movie night!

It’s our last event before spring break!

Starting at 7 pm, we’ll meet in Walton 235 to watch a preselected German movie with English subtitles.



So if you just want to relax, eat some delicious pizza, socialize and at the same time practice your German, this is the right event for you!

Come and join us!

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Deutscher Filmabend

Posted by: KGotchel | February 25, 2015 Comments Off on Deutscher Filmabend |

Hallo an alle,

this evening there will be another German movie night.

The movie is a surprise. But I’ll give you some hints: it’s a German comedy, was a big success in the movie theaters and was released recently.

As always, there will be English subtitles, as well as food and drinks.

What date? Wednesday, 25th of February

What time? 7-9 pm

Where? Walton 235

I’m looking forward to seeing you tonight!

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German Game Night

Posted by: KGotchel | February 18, 2015 Comments Off on German Game Night |


I’d like to invite you to come and join us for “German Game Night“!

It will be this evening (18th of February) from 7-9 pm in Walton 235.

There will be a fun German quiz and some pantomime and drawing.

See for yourself and try delicious food and drinks.

Bis dann!

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German Movie Night

Posted by: KGotchel | January 26, 2015 Comments Off on German Movie Night |

Willkommen zurück!

this Wednesday, the 28th of January, is our first movie night of the new semester.

We’ll meet at 7 pm in Walton 235 to watch the movie “Kirschblüten” (cherry blossoms) with snacks and drinks.

What is the movie about?

Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. Then, suddenly, Trudi dies. Rudi is devastated but vows to make up for her lost life. And so he embarks on his last journey – to Tokyo – in the midst of the cherry blossom festival, a celebration of beauty, impermanence and new beginnings.

German trailer:

See you there Bearcats 🙂

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Last Two German Events of the Year

Posted by: KGotchel | December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Last Two German Events of the Year |


this and next week we’ll have our last two German events of the year! So don’t miss them.


How well do you know German culture? Test your knowledge at our game night. Everyone is welcome to participate.

When? December 4th (Thursday)

What time? 7 pm

Where? Walton 235

Next to drinks, we’ll provide you with delicious mandarins, German sausages and cookies!

Lebkuchenhäuschen (gingerbread house)

Are you stressed out from studying and you need a break? Then come to our event where you can built your very own Lebkuchenhäuschen which is a tradition in Germany during Christmas time. We’ll bring the gingerbread, sweets and sugar which gives you the chance to be creative and make your own to take home.

When? December 8th (Monday)

What time? 7 pm

Where? Walton 236

While building your house, enjoy listening to German Christmas music and cookies as well.

Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: KGotchel | November 24, 2014 Comments Off on Filmabend |


today we’ll have another “German movie night“. We’ll meet at 7 pm, Walton 230, to watch a surprise movie.

Enjoy watching the movie with drinks, snacks and cookies.

Hope to see you there!

Bis bald!

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