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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
October 17, 2022
Main campus / Mendenhall 175
November 4, 2022
Main campus / Hagerty Hall 180

Recent News

September 15, 2022

Germanic Languages and Literatures congratulates our recipients of the prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright…

August 4, 2022
Slate: How Defamatory Is 'Goblin Mode' to Real Goblins?

Two years into the pandemic, “goblin mode” has become a new way to describe times when we lounge around, eat junk food and binge watch.…

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…

People Directory

Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Matthew Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Director of Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies
Matthew H. Birkhold
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies