With a new curriculum that engages students in multiple literacies and interdisciplinary coursework, the German program promotes the highest levels of proficiency in what the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recognizes as the key areas of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking and culture.
The department's innovative Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program gives students more than the ability to understand and speak another language; it equips students with a depth of cultural awareness and insight. Considered one of the most distinctive language-across-the curriculum programs in the nation, Wittenberg's federally funded effort to internationalize the curriculum enables students to earn credit toward the B.A. by conducting research in their language of interest for any academic discipline on campus. No other department of languages offers opportunities for such a breadth of interdisciplinary studies.