A long-standing departmental tradition. Every Friday from 1:15-2:15 p.m. during the academic year (usually starting the second or third week of the term), students and others who wish to speak German in a casual atmosphere come to Folwell Hall, Room 317. Contact Beth Kautz at email@example.com for more information. Coffee and cookies are provided. All are welcome!
Swedish and Norwegian conversation circles meet every Friday during the academic year from 12:00-1:00pm in the Nolte Center Dining Room. For more information on the Swedish group, contact Lena Norrman at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information on the Norwegian one, contact Hanna Zmijewska-Emerson at email@example.com.
A Finnish conversation circle meets every Friday during the academic year from 12:00-1:00pm at Bordertown Coffee. For more information, contact Dan Karvonen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come practice languages at Bordertown Coffee, half a block from Folwell. It's a great opportunity to practice, meet people, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in a relaxed environment. The groups that meet here vary by year, depending on interest. More information to come.
The Germanic-American Institute in Saint Paul has a monthly Kinoabend and other events.
Student clubs can be a fun way to connect with others who share your interest in a particular country or area. These student-organized and student-run groups can be official (e.g., registered student groups) or informal groups of friends or classmates. Official clubs are eligible for funding from the University and from our department. We can also help with getting out announcements of activities and providing space and other resources. The clubs organize a variety of activities; the most common are conversations at a local coffeeshop, weekly film nights, playing board games in the language, and going to concerts. It all depends on the interests (and motivation) of the group.
Here is a list of current active clubs and their contacts. If you are interested in a club not listed here and would like to help form one, please contact our director of undergraduate studies, Lena Norrman (email@example.com).
|Den Svenska Klubben||Madeline Hoover
|Den Svenska Klubben meets twice weekly for fika (Swedish coffee and conversation hour) during the academic year. Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm at Bordertown Coffee, located in Dinkytown. Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm in the Nolte Center dining room. They also show Swedish films, play kubb matches, and much more. All are welcome!
DSK on Facebook
|Finlanders Clubfirstname.lastname@example.org||The Finlanders Club organizes a variety of activities, all open to anyone who is interested. Both native and non-native speakers of all levels are welcome at a weekly keskustelutunti (conversation hour) at Bordertown Coffee in Dinkytown on Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm.|
|Den Norske Klubben||Kate Heller
|Den Norske Klubben is a University of Minnesota student club to celebrate Norway and all things Norwegian! It provides opportunities to speak, watch films, plays, and participate in current cultural events. DNK welcomes all students interested in Norway, whether or not they are currently enrolled in Norwegian language classes, as well as students from Norway. DNK holds a Norwegian Conversation Hour on Fridays during the academic year, 12:00-1:00pm in the Nolte Center dining room.
DNK on Facebook
For more information about Dutch opportunities, contact Jenneke Oosterhoff at email@example.com.
Every other year, our department stages a German play that is performed before an audience of students, faculty, and others from the Twin Cities area.
For more information on the German, Scandinavian and Dutch Living and Learning Community in Sanford Hall, contact Susan Stubblefield at firstname.lastname@example.org.