Welcome to the German Program



Please welcome Johannes Weber, our new FLTA from Germany. Hannes will be with us through spring 2015!

German Tutoring offered through the SSU Tutorial Center

The German program is now offering a 'Special Major" in German Cultural Studies through ITDS. Click here for more information.

German School of Marin now in Santa Rosa!

Austrian Dance Workshop! at SSU Spring 2014

German Club "Happy Flashmob" at SSU Seawolf Decision Day 2014

Tips for our students going abroad: How to be German in 25 Easy Steps!

What is it worth to study German? You will be happy to find out! :)

Why Learn German? Watch: "German is for me!"

Learn about Switzerland in both German and French! Lecture by Irene Dubois-Mahler. Click here to see the PowerPoint!

Another reason to study German! Learn about Germany's leading role in providing new business practices tied to innovative green technology. Listen to Jeremy Rifkin talking to Charlie Rose (PBS, 1/6/12) on "The Third Industrial Revolution."

AATG Check out this video of the 2011 German Immersion Day presented by the American Association of Teachers of German. It features some of the fun events that our NorCal Chapter offers to German learners in the community!

Click here for more information about the German program


Study German, and enrich your academic and career opportunities! Learning German and gaining valuable insights into the history and culture of the German-speaking countries will make you competitive in our increasingly global world! Check out the student testimonials by some of our graduates who profited from their study of German at SSU.

What do we offer at SSU? You can choose between the special major in German Cultural Studies or a German minor. Or you may simply add two semesters of language study to boost your graduate school or job applications! In any case, it is a very smart idea to study German. Being able to communicate in German and having a solid foundation in German history and culture enhances the study of other fields, such as history, political science, global studies, music, art history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. For more reasons to study German see the "Why Study German"page.

"Willkommen an SSU"

SSU German students welcome you to the university--in German!! Watch their video here.


B1-German Proficiency Examination

The internationally recognized Goethe-Zertifikat B1 certificate exam is offered each spring at Sonoma State University. The certificate is respected as proof of competency in German all over the world for employment and Study Abroad. Click here to learn more

Learning German in Germany - Click here

Past Events

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German Favorites


LIVE-DANCE-PAINT: Works by Ceija Stojka, Romani ("Gypsy") Artist. Her works were exhibited in the University Library Gallery August 17, 2009 - October 30, 2009. See our interactive picture book here! Watch the exhibit opening on Youtube!

Germans in California

by SSU German students