Frankfurt am Main
Brandenburg Gate
Lake Constance
Dresden, Elbe River
Street Art in Hamburg

The Department of German offers a varied curriculum that encourages proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing German.

All courses expose the student to a wide range of texts and contexts that acquaint her with the cultural heritage and contemporary life of Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland. Language courses emphasize rapid acquisition of communication skills. Because almost all upper-level courses are conducted in German, the advanced student can achieve a high level of fluency.

This website is designed to provide you with information on our faculty, curriculum, study abroad programs, students, alumnae, events, and activities. It also provides you with access to relevant web resources and internal department resources.

We hope you will enjoy using and exploring it.






Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of German


Inquiries regarding our Study Abroad program in Berlin and Mainz or our January-in-Berlin program may be directed to Faculty Director Thomas Nolden.


Founders Hall 407
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2584
Fax: 781.283.3652