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TestDAF - the spring 2020 TestDAF at Ohio State has been cancelled.

Information regarding the autumn semester TestDAF 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.


Many Ohio State events scheduled through April 24 have been canceled, rescheduled or reformatted. The safety of our community is our top priority. We will share updates as more information becomes available.

Upcoming Events

October 24, 2020
The Blackwell / Pfahl Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place

Recent News

March 31, 2020

Congratulations to Megan Wadas on the successful defense of her Undergraduate Research Honors Thesis - Stereotypes and Language Attitudes: Examining the Perception of German as “Harsh".

March 9, 2020

GLL undergraduates stole the show at the 25th Anniversary Denman Research Forum, taking the first place in one category and the first and third places in another!  
Megan Wadas took…

February 11, 2020

We congratulate Helen Fehervary, Christiane Zehl Romero and Amy Kepple Strawser on the release of their edited volume - Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History (Brill | Rodopi, 2019).  ISBN: 978-90…

January 28, 2020

How have tiny houses become dream houses? In her talk, Katra Byram shows how the tiny house movement has made people want less by tapping into a classic story that has its beginnings in German…

People Directory

Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
Paul Reitter
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Yiddish Studies