Mainz, GermanyJoin the German Program at Wofford …and the other 200 Million German-speakers worldwide!

Did you know that…

120 Million people speak German as their native language.

German is the most commonly used language on the Internet after English.

Germany is the largest market in Europe.

18% of the World’s books are published in German.

…so why not consider German as your major, minor or a double-major?


German Summit

Join us on October 11, 2014 for the German Summit. It's free and open to the public. More information.


Dr. Kirsten Krick-Aigner and Dr. Beate Brunow are the faculty of the German Program. Dr. Krick-Aigner, Professor of German, is Advisor of the German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha. Dr. Brunow, Assistant Professor of German, is Advisor and Coordinator of the German Program and also teaches Humanities 101 courses. She joins us from Penn State where she completed her dissertation on 19th-century artist-drama.

The German Program at Wofford is very active on campus and in the Spartanburg community with annual events, such as the campus-wide Oktoberfest, the Spartanburg International Festival, the German Christmas Party, Karneval, and our end-of-the-year Grillfest. In addition, the program offers weekly and monthly activities, such as film and pizza nights, Stammtisch, Kaffee und Kuchen, lectures, and musical evenings. Please let us know if there are any additional activities or events you would like to offer or attend.

Our students are highly engaged on campus and in the community. We welcome all of our new German students to our program and to our events! Currently, we have two Delta Phi Alpha Presidents: Jimmy Palanica and Alex Silverman who both just returned from their studies abroad in Freiburg and Berlin! Please contact Jimmy at palanicajw@email.wofford.eduand Alex at

We also have a German Language Assistant this year. Valeska Dorow comes to us from Berlin, and is here to help our students with any problems they might have with their German. You can reach Valeska at

Many of our students are double and even triple majors. Over the last several years four of our German majors, Claudia Winkler, John Wood, Jessica Miller and Caitlin Walsh, were awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to Germany. Currently, three of our former German majors live and work in Austria and Germany!

Join our Facebook group, German at Wofford

See Dr. Krick-Aigner’s website or Dr. Brunow's website for more helpful links.

Wir freuen uns auf ein tolles, gemeinsames Jahr!
Mit herzlichen Grüßen, Dr. Krick-Aigner and Dr. Brunow