German Day

German Day is an annual community outreach event that the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures hosts. Between 450 and 500 high school students from all over Pennsylvania who are currently taking German at their school rejoice in this fun-loaded event.

Students compete against each other individually or in team competitions such as:

  • Design competition (the winning design will be showcased on our tote bag giveaways)
  • Poster Competition
  • Geography Game
  • Trivia
  • Spelling Bee
  • Poetry Recitation

Awesome prizes like German books and games await the winners of the competitions!

In addition, each competing student will win points for their respective school! At the end of the day, the winning schools are announced and will not only earn fame and glory, but they will get a Nittany lion statue for display at their schools!

Each year, we pick a new motto, and our faculty and graduate students put together an interesting program for our guests! High School students have the chance to partake in our regular basic language classes or experience our awesome faculty and graduate instructors in classes that are specifically designed for this day and go along with the motto!

High School students will also be able to take a campus tour, to ask questions about German at PSU in an info session that we offer, and last but not least, they will engage with our undergraduate students inside and outside the classroom to get a first-hand experience on studying German at PSU!

Join us for German Day 2020!

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