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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.

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Recent News

March 27, 2023

  Students and faculty congratulate Jorge Clavo Abbass on receiving the GALA, Ohio State's recognition of the exceptional leadership provided by graduate students as…

March 9, 2023


Students and faculty congratulate Fabia Weisser on receiving the GATA, Ohio State's highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate…

November 23, 2022

Alexander Kling is a postdoctoral research fellow for Modern German Literature at the University of Bonn. He is currently working on a book with the title Aus-dem-Rahmen-fallen. Eine…

November 18, 2022

The newest volume in the Anna Seghers Werkausgabe series has been published. We congratulate Professor Emerita Helen Fehervary on this latest release.  

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Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor, Director of Scandinavian Studies
Matthew H. Birkhold
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies