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What will I learn?

German is an important language in Europe, where Germany continues to play a leadership role politically, economically, and culturally. By choosing to study German you will learn to appreciate and function in another culture and increase your opportunities.

In our German studies program, you will become familiar with the German language, grammatical practices, literature, and culture. The ability to communicate in a different language broadens appreciation of other cultures and increases your opportunities in the job market. The study of languages also helps you develop stronger communication and critical thinking skills, useful to a wide variety of professions.

Honours: Thesis-based, with research

Be Inspired

Acadia offers small class sizes which allow you improved interaction with professors and classmates inside and outside the classroom. Professors in the German program at Acadia use the newest technology in teaching and learning a foreign language. By your fourth year, you will have achieved the necessary skills to fully function in a German-speaking environment. Classes focus on speaking, listening, and writing, using a combination of multimedia tools. Through extracurricular activities, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the cultural life of German-speaking countries. If you are majoring in German you will take one year of study in Freiburg, Germany. German is also very popular as a double major and as a minor.

Future Careers

  • Arts and culture
  • Diplomacy
  • Health
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Interpretation
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Translation

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,543.00 (US$ 14,725) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Faculty of Arts

Room 224, Beveridge Arts Centre,

WOLFVILLE,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

IB Diploma including IB English with an overall score of 24 or better. All programs require senior high school completion for admission. Acadia's English requirements are as follows: TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20, IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0, CAEL - 70 with no subtest score below 60, PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60, Cambridge English: Advanced - 176 with no subtest score below 169, MELAB – 80.

For international students

All programs require senior high school completion for admission.

English Requirements

TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest below 20

IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0

CAEL/CAEL Online - 70 with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam (CAE): Pass A,B or C - 180 or above with no subtest score below 173

PELMO - 65 with no section below 30

Cambridge B2 First Exam (FCE): Pass A - 180 with no subtest score below 173

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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