GSLL offers an array of opportunities for engaging with the German, Slavic, and Uralic cultures.
From Kaffeestunde and Popoika to German Club and Spektakl’, there is something for every level of student.
The department encourages students to study or engage in internships abroad to maximize their linguistic and cultural proficiency—particularly once they have acquired sufficient language skills to benefit most from this immersion experience. Students may participate for a whole year, a single term, or a summer. For more information on study abroad opportunities, visit the Web site for the Study Abroad Office.
A weekly casual meeting in room 413 of Dey Hall. All beginners wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Russkiy Chas is held every Thursday from 5:00 until 6:00 pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact Stanislav Shvabrin. View the poster here.
A weekly casual meeting in room 413 of Dey Hall. All advanced Russian learners wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Попойка is held every Friday from 3:30 until 4:30 pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact Stanislav Shvabrin. View the poster here.
A weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome! Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00pm in the German department Reading Room: Dey 413. Come join us! For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. View poster here.
Carolina Slavic Club
The Carolina Slavic Club is open to all students, faculty, or alumni that are interested in opportunities to discuss, share, and promote the history, culture, and language of Slavic and Eastern European-Speaking nations. Through two weekly events, the club promotes conversation in Russian and hopes to include a third weekly hour for other Slavic language discussion and sharing. In reference to the hours for Russian speaking, there is an individual hour every Thursday in the Dey Reading room that encourages entry-level speakers who have some, little, or no experience with Russian to come and ask questions and hear and discuss Russian with other students, and an hour on Friday for intermediate to upper level discussion called “Papoika”, or “a Drinking Party” only in name, that is open to everyone interested.
Although the club is oriented toward students and faculty within the GSLL department, non-majors, as well as members of the Chapel Hill community are also welcome to join conversation hours and other events. From celebrating Slavic and Eastern European holidays together in the fall to cooking traditional meals, snacks, and drinks and playing Slavic games, the Carolina Slavic Club seeks to offer members a wide variety of interesting, fun, and entertaining cultural experiences.
Make sure to join the German Club on Facebook: Carolina Slavic Club. For questions, inquiries, or to be added to the listserv, please email James Stimac at email@example.com or Lauren “Lu” Jurgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russian “Oktoberfest” Movies nights:
October 26th @ 6:30 – Showing Battleship Potemkin (1924) @ Dey 314
November 2nd @ 6:30 – Showing TBD @ Dey 314
November 7th @ TBD – All Saints Day Discussion, Polish practice of lighting candles at graves.
Novermber 11th @ TBD – Feast of Saint Martin Party @ TBD
The German Club seeks to offer students at UNC opportunities to practice and develop their German speaking skills. In addition, the club also seeks to provide students with various opportunities to meet others who share a common interest in the history, culture, and language of German-speaking nations. The club encourages the use of German during its weekly conversation hours, however, all levels of proficiency are accepted. Elementary learners are highly encouraged to join in order to practice their German; Upperclassmen are frequently involved in coaching beginners in order to provide helpful learning tips and to help them hone their pronunciation, grammar, and comprehension skills. Dependent upon the semester, German Club also organizes different events outside of the classroom such as lectures, theater visits, film screenings, and more.
Although the club is oriented toward majors and minors within the GSLL department, non-majors, as well as members of the Chapel Hill community are also welcome to join conversation hours and other events. From celebrating Oktoberfest together in the fall to cooking traditional German meals and playing German card games, the German Club seeks to offer members a wide variety of interesting, fun, and entertaining cultural experiences.
Conversation Hour: Fridays at 5:00 pm at Linda’s Bar & Grill except on the first Friday of every month, when it will be held at TRU Deli & Wine Bar. Look for the German flag!
*Check the club facebook page for updates and details.