For more than 25 years, German language students and professors have spent a weekend, first at a rustic cabin in the Sister's Wilderness, now at Government Camp on Mt. Hood. Join us as we continue that tradition every spring. We hike, sing, cook German food, play games, chat around the campfire, and more. And we speak nothing but German.
Advanced German students and our Fulbright teaching assistant from Austria are available as German tutors. They help students with specific language tasks, but are also eager to just be communication partners.
MLRG 030 is a one-credit pass/no pass course, taught by our Fulbright Teaching Assistant, under the supervision of one of the German professors. MLGR030 can be audited. This course gives German students additional opportunity to engage in language practice outside of their regular classroom and with students who have just returned from studying abroad.
Once a week, students, professors, and guests that speak German meet for lunch in Dillin, our cafeteria. This relaxed and fun gathering is a weekly highlight for those of us who have the German language in common.
The ultimate field trips we offer are, of course, the January term abroad, the semester abroad, and the year abroad. But short of that, the area around McMinnville offers a number of events and sites that are of interest to German students. Some of our field trips have included:
The German Club is open to any Linfield student and does not require any knowledge of the German language. It offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy German culture in a variety of ways such as:
The activites vary each semester. Students do not have to speak German to join the club. Therefore it is a way to also get to know International students at Linfield, for we have had members from Korea, Norway, France, Holland, China, and Vietnam, in addition to American students.
The Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik, a five-week German immersion program in Portland,Oregon, has been in existence for over 30 years. We encourage our German students to study there, for five weeks, with students from all over the USA.