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In eynem’s Communicative Approach to Yiddish Pedagogy

PhD candidate of the GNSD Department, Meyer Weinshel, has been piloting a forthcoming Yiddish textbook, In eynem, the Yiddish Book Center’s forthcoming communicative language textbook (available July 2020).  To mark the publication of the book, Meyer interviewed Asya Vaisman Schulman, co-author of the book, and director of the Yiddish Book Center’s Yiddish Language Institute.
Portrait of Ross Etherton

An Unexpected Love

Before he discovered the joy of learning languages, Ross Etherton had no intention of going to college. Today, the GNSD department welcomes him as a thoughtful and engaged assistant professor. Read his journey from a small town in Nebraska to Austria and eventually to the UMN.
Professor Emeritus Gerhard Weiss

Gerhard Weiss dies at 93

Weiss began teaching German studies at the U in 1956 and also served as the department's chair for eight years. He mentored new faculty and redefined how German studies was taught at the U, incorporating topics that went beyond language and literature to include urban studies and cultural history.
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An Experience for Everyone

Chelsea Spencer is a senior majoring in German, Scandinavian, Dutch (with an emphasis in German) and global studies and minoring in biology. During her time abroad, Spencer maximized her time by traveling, volunteering, and living with a native German family. Spencer reflects that studying abroad can work for anyone, regardless of their schedule or budget, and adds that “it’s an experience unlike any other.”

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