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Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at UNC - Chapel Hill

Fulfill your Global Language requirement through level 3 by studying one of six languages offered in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures. In this world there are: 157 million Russian speakers, 130 German speakers, 40 million Polish speakers, 23 million Dutch speakers, 20 million BCS speakers and over 10 million Czech speakers. Which one will you learn?

GSLL is Hiring!

GSLL is searching for three teaching assistant professors.
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Upcoming Events

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March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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April 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Don’t miss important GSLL deadlines for courses, events, and scholarships! View the Undergraduate Timeline, a compilation curated for our undergrads to make your time at UNC a little easier.

GSLL offers a wide array of innovative courses in literature, linguistics, film, culture and theory spanning the Viking Age to the Digital Age. With its five different undergraduate majors, three minors, as well as the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, GSLL is a vibrant community of students and scholars devoted to studying, teaching, and researching the riches of Balkan, Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian cultures. Declaring one of GSLL’s B.A. degrees as your second major tells future employers that you’re a well-balanced student, someone who’s complimented their scientific and technical know-how with extensive language, communication and culture training.

Study Abroad

Where in Europe or Russia will you go?

Chappel Merit Scholarship Deadlines

October 15 and March 1st

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What’s Happening in GSLL

Old Well in springtime

Spring 2023 FLPA Exam – Online Registration Now Open

The next FLPA Exam in German will take place on April 13, 2023 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Please note: Students will still need to register and pay the $35 fee by…
Old Well in springtime

Congratulations to Nick Jones!

Congratulations to Nick Jones who has received the Richard Brooke Scholarship. Awarded to Carolina students who have completed either secondary or university education in the United Kingdom, the Richard Brooke…
Tim Ellison

Congratulations to Tim Ellison!

We are thrilled to announce that Tim Ellison has won the German Quarterly Graduate Student Paper Award for his WPR, “Historical Rhapsody: Citation and Pseudo‐Citation in Herder’s Auch eine Philosophie…
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