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Information regarding future TestDAF dates will be posted as information becomes available.
note: the Department does not administer Test AS or any other tests. Only the TestDAF is administered once per year.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2022
Blackwell Inn - Pfahl Conference Center on the Ohio State main campus

Recent News

May 12, 2022

Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger and Fabrizio Micalizzi, assistant to the coordinator of transatlantic cooperation, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chicago visited Ohio…

April 21, 2022

Please join the entire department in congratulating Prof. Anna A. Grotans on having been awarded the 2022 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching! 

In course after course and in semester…

April 18, 2022

Hearty congratulations to Budimka for successfully defending on April 11th!

Budimka Uskokovic's dissertation, Intercultural Communicative Competence in German: A Conversation Analytic…

April 15, 2022

We proudly salute the student recipients of the department's annual awards this year.

The 2022 Wolfgang Fleischhauer Scholarship of $5,000 was awarded to Gwen Stamper, who double majors in…

People Directory

Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor, Director of Scandinavian Studies
Matthew Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Director of Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies
Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair