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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Department of German
Program Homepage: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Address: 818 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
City: Madison
Zip/Postal Code: 53706
State/Province: WI
Country: USA
Contact Person: Robert Howell , Professor

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Phone: (608)334-1241
Fax: (608)262-7949
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): German
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of German offers extensive coursework in all areas of Germanic linguistics, including historical linguistics,theoretical linguistics, dialectology,and secondlanguage acquisition. Four linguists, a medievalist and a specialist in pedagogy on the departmental faculty.

Languages taught: German, Dutch, Gothic, OldHigh German, Old Saxon, Old Frisian,Old English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch.
Scandinavian Languages taught in the Department of Scandinavan Studies
Available Financial Aid: Teaching Assistantships, Project Assistantships, Fellowships
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