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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 million 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 an Assistant or Associate Professor in East European Jewish Studies.
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Upcoming Events

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

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Chappel Merit Scholarship Deadlines

October 15 and March 1st

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What’s Happening in GSLL

Old Well in springtime

2023 Zurich Distinguished Lecture

Professor Langston will hold the 2023 Zurich Distinguished Lecture on the Art of Interpretation. Entitled “Sex and Sociability: Queer Poetics in the Crisis Years of the 80s,” Dr. Langston’s lecture…
Priscilla Layne

Professor Priscilla Layne longlisted for the 2023 National Translation Award

Prof. Priscillia Layne has been longlisted for this year’s National Translation Award (NTA) for her translation of Olivia Wenzel’s 1000 Coils of Fear, a novel that explores the experience of…

#GDTBATH: Luke Elliott

Rising junior Luke Elliot speaks eight languages to connect with people from all cultures, and he’s started to learn two more. “When you start to speak to someone in their…
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