The German Program (RGRLL) Receives Donation from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles

The German Program within the Department of Romance, German and Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) received a generous donation of $15,000 from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles. The donation establishes the German Consulate Teaching Assistant Award for the annual German Summer School of New Mexico program. Distributed over a two-year period, this award will fund travel, lodging, and related expenses for the duties assigned to the Teaching Assistant at the German Summer School.

The recipient of the German Consulate Teaching Assistant Award will travel with the Director of the German Program and assist him in a variety of ways. For instance, the Teaching Assistant will provide language instruction and assignment assistance during the entire institute, assist professors with preparation and execution of the courses, coordinate extracurricular activities with the students, and assist with pre-program orientations and preparation.

The German Summer School of New Mexico program, which is located in the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, is a four-and-a-half week immersion in German language and culture. The curriculum consists of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as workshops on German language and culture. Participants can focus on literature, culture, history, politics, or performing arts. Students choose courses appropriate to their level and interest, from third-year language classes to graduate seminars.

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Dr. Nele Hempel-Lamer

Professor Dan Chaffey

Herr Wolfgang Drautz, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles

Dr. Lisa Vollendorf

Dr. Jeff High