Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

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42nd Annual Session . . . June 20 - July 21, 2017

Curriculum

Our broad curriculum consists of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as workshops on many aspects of German language and culture. Participants can focus on literature, culture, history, politics, or performing arts. Students choose courses appropriate to their level and interest, from third-year language classes to graduate seminars.

In addition, we offer a lecture series with a changing topic that emulates study at a German university. Our curriculum is further complemented by evening presentations and lectures by visiting scholars, authors-in-residence, artists-in-residence, and guest lecturers. More important than any specific academic background or linguistic expertise is wholehearted dedication to participate in the total immersion learning process.

Master of Arts in German Studies:

In conjunction with the Univer­sity of New Mexico students can earn a Master of Arts degree in German Studies,. The requirements for the Master of Arts consist of four to five summer school sessions, or one to three summer school sessions in combination with course work taken on the main campus.

Language Proficiency Certification:

Administered by the Goethe-Institut, these exams satisfy admission requirements of various German universities. Depending on their level, participants can take the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 (basic level), the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 (basic intermediate level), the Goethe-Zertifikat C1 (intermediate advanced level), or the Goethe-Zertifikat C2 (advanced level).