Welcome to the German Department at Barnard College.

German Language Placement Exam

Mark your calendars! 

Friday, August 30th
10:00-11:30am (no late comers!)
328 Milbank Hall

Visit our placement exam page for more info.

About Our Programs and Courses

Want to Study Abroad with us?

Learn about our semester & short-term opportunities.

Open House

Visit our Open House to learn more about our German major and minor. 

Wednesday, October 30th



Professor Erk Grimm will be available to answer questions.

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