Target Language Experts
At Carthage, introductory language courses are taught by native speakers. The College hires graduate students from around the world to come to Carthage to share their language and culture. These Target Language Experts bring an energy and authenticity to modern language courses, giving students new to a language a vibrant and exciting introduction.
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Modern Language Scholarship
Carthage awards two scholarships to incoming German students in the annual Modern Language Scholarship Competition. Each covers 75 percent of tuition per year and is renewable for four years. In addition, some students have received scholarships from the German government to pursue academic research in Germany, and the German program has produced more Fulbright scholars than any other major at Carthage.
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January Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments at Carthage offer innovative courses on campus as well as study tours in other countries. Recent J-Term offerings from the Modern Languages Department include:
- Luther and the Reformation (study tour)
- Representations of German History: Berlin, Dresden, and Munich (study tour)
- Christian Responses to Nazism
All modern language majors must study abroad for at least one term. Carthage offers courses prior to traveling abroad that prepare students both linguistically and culturally for this experience. Carthage is affiliated with several reputable institutions in order to provide our students with academically rigorous, high-quality international programs in a variety of locations around the globe.
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Stammtisch and German Club
Stammtisch, or German Table, lets students practice and discuss what they’ve learned while eating lunch with their German professors and fellow students. The German Club gives German majors an opportunity to explore German culture at meetings on campus and on field trips in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.