Welcome to the German Department at Barnard College.

German Language Placement Exam

Spring 2020 Exam
Friday, January 17, 2020
Milbank 302
Promptly begins at 10:00am

Visit our placement exam page for more info.

June 2020: Study Abroad in Vienna!

The Vienna Experience: Culture, History, Language

In this intensive four-week summer study abroad Culture and Language course, students on the B1 and B2 level of the European Framework will practice and expand their cultural awareness, as well as German-language skills in real life situations by exploring Austrian culture, history and politics in one of Europe's most diverse cities. Students will experience language & culture firsthand by getting to know different "sites of memory'' that have defined Vienna and engage in research and field projects. Prerequisite: a minimum of 3 semesters of college German or equivalent. 

Visit the Barnard Global website for general information or contact Professor Irene Motyl for specific questions.

About Our Programs and Courses

Want to Study Abroad with us?

Learn about our semester & short-term opportunities.

Our Mission

The Department of German fully endorses and strongly contributes to the internationalization of the educational experience offered to undergraduate students at Barnard College. German has always been one of the main European Languages taught at Barnard College, and the Department of German offers a variety of courses, from the elementary to the advanced level, to guide students in becoming versatile writers, competent interpreters, and confident speakers of the language. Through its course offerings, the Department of German provides students with a solid grounding, appropriate to their particular needs, in the various skills necessary to speak, read, write and understand the German language; it introduces students to the literatures, histories, and cultures of Germanophone countries or communities in a European and global context.

Contact Us

Department Assistant
Sondra Phifer

Mailing Address
German Department
320 Milbank Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027