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John Jeep with graduating German majors John Jeep with graduating German majors
Students in Dessau at the Town Hall Students in Dessau at the Town Hall
Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford
 Kazuhiko Komatsu and Noriko Reider  Kazuhiko Komatsu and Noriko Reider
 Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz  Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz
Japanese Tea Ceremony Japanese Tea Ceremony
 German Faculty in Heidelberg  German Faculty in Heidelberg
 Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class  Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class
Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference
 Ben Sutcliffe  Ben Sutcliffe
 Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards  Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards

Welcome • ًأَهْلاً وْسَهْلا • 欢迎
Willkommen • ようこそ
환영합니다 • Добро пожаловать

The department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures encompasses six languages which are deemed of critical importance in today’s multicultural world.

Development and cultivation of any of these languages may enhance your earning or hiring potential in any field of science or business. Fulfilling the Global Perspectives part of the Miami Plan requirements for graduation becomes much easier with a language as study abroad options become wide-open avenues for personal, and future career development. As you plan your collegiate life, we invite you to consider the taking one of the languages we offer.

Language Tables and Gatherings

Arabic Language Table
Meeting every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm at King Cafe.
Dr. Elizabeth M. Bergman, Faculty Advisor


Chinese Study Groups
NOTE: Students must sign up if they plan to attend any of the sessions.
Dr. Haosheng Yang, Faculty Advisor


German Language Table
Meeting every Monday from 3:00pm-4:00pm in ARM 2060.
Contact the student host, Jocelyn Minton, if you have questions.
Dr. Catherine Grimm, Faculty Advisor


Japanese Language Table
Meeting every Tuesday from 7:30pm-8:30pm in UPH 249
Dr. Tomoyuki Yabe, Faculty Advisor


Russian Language Table
Dr. Brendan Mooney, Faculty Advisor 


Russian Study Group
Dr. Brendan Mooney, Faculty Advisor

Force-Add Procedures

Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian are now part of the Registration Override Request (ROR) pilot for the upcoming semester's registration. Force add requests for these courses can now be submitted directly from the course list! 

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Registration Override Request Guide 

Student Profiles

Alexandra BoiselleAlexandra Boisselle

"I quickly realized that the professors in the GRAMELAC department cared deeply for their students' development and setting them up for success."

Corena PinchamCorena Pincham

I had a baseline familiarity with German culture, so I felt it would be fun to dive deeper into that world by studying the language. That turned out to be one of the best decisions I made during my first year at Miami.

Nate SwinehartNate Swinehart

"I arrived at Miami University from Columbus, Ohio with a love for storytelling and art. "

Daniel RichardsonDaniel Richardson

"Miami’s German program didn’t just help me develop a better language skill, but it quite literally helped me see the world."

Nicole SmithNicole Smith

"My current career path seems far removed from German, but I know that if I had not completed a German minor I would not be where I am."

Jomathan MeyerJonathan Meyer

"Studying German at Miami University has opened countless doors for my future career goals."

Warren MerkelWarren Merkel

"[Back then] I sat in my parents’ house in Pennsylvania wondering where my BA in German might take me. Now, 20 years later, I’m amazed at all the stops along the way..."

Casey SmitsonCasey Smitson

"Majoring in German and American Studies has taught me to analyze and think critically about different cultural trends and allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of both cultures."

Neal StimlerNeal Stimler

"My studies in the Department, and especially the immersion program, lead to my first internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2005, where I cataloged German Expressionist prints in the museum's collection."

Brian CashBrian Cash

"[I] didn’t become confident in my [language] skills until I returned from an exchange semester in Rosenheim, Bavaria during my fourth year. My remaining German courses were greatly benefited by this experience."

Adam CookAdam Cook

"It was halfway into my second year when I realized that the part of the day that I enjoyed the most was my Japanese class. From then on I decided to take as many classes as I could to expand my knowledge of East Asia."

Virginia CooperVirginia Cooper

"Following one's passions will eventually pay off in many ways."

Glenn DanielsonGlenn Danielson

"My degrees from Miami have given me the practical knowledge needed for my position in addition to preparing me to live and work in a foreign country."

Julia HahnJulia Hahn

"Miami’s [GRAMELAC] Department will not only challenge you but encourage you to go beyond coursework to reach fluency in your chosen foreign language."

Jeffrey HolbrookJeffrey Holbrook

"The faculty of [GRAMELAC] ignited in me a keen interest in German literature, from its origins to postwar works."

Keary IarussiKeary Iarussi

"The breadth and depth of knowledge I received here is more than I could’ve asked for."

Shuwei JiaoShuwei Jiao 

"[T]hanks to all the amazing professors at Miami, I was able to continue my study and accomplish another degree in German."

David KnowlesDavid Knowles

"I thoroughly enjoyed all my German classes and professors in the GREAL Department. Miami University truly does have the best professors, and I can never thank them enough."

Jessica LemondJessica Lemond

"The Korean department only has one professor, which has been nice because I have gotten to know him very well."

Jay MaloneJay Malone

"After graduating, I used my degree in English to start a career teaching my native tongue, a decision that ended up taking me across the world, from Iceland to Tajikistan. Incredibly, regardless of where I went, I always seemed to find some use for my German."

Perry ManrossPerry Manross

"...the Miami Plan prescribed language aptitude. Since I didn’t have any, I picked German nearly arbitrarily. It turned out to be a very useful language."

Michelle MegoMichelle Mego

"Within a couple months, I developed an intense fascination with language studies and changed my major immediately to East Asian Languages and Cultures."

Maria MooreMaria Moore

"I think it's very interesting to experience different lifestyles and compare them to my own, so International Studies is a good way for me to explore this passion and turn it into a career."

Amy NewmanAmy Newman

" knowledge of German, especially technical German, was invaluable..."

Matthew ReedMatthew Reed

"My experiences on the ground, interacting with the people of Iraq, are what sparked my interest in the Middle East and the Arabic language."

Cristina RueCristina Rue

"When looking back at some of my best personal and professional decisions, attending Miami University is always at the top of my list."

Colin SextonColin J. Sexton

"Studying German at Miami University allowed me to continue to develop my passion for the German language and culture."

Natalie Brook SotoNatalie Brooke Soto

"When I arrived at Miami University … I had no idea just how much my life would change and how much I would learn. And I owe a great deal of that to the German department at Miami."

Taylor ValleyTaylor Valley

"I received a scholarship and take Russian lessons twice a week. This is my favorite program within the Russian department because it encourages us to attend related lectures and become more active in it."

Sara WengerSara Wenger

"Miami allowed me to take advantage of numerous departments, including [GRAMELAC], to create an undergraduate experience that was deeply personalized and current."

Maura WenkMaura Wenk

"Studying German at Miami has opened up countless opportunities for me after graduation and shaped my aspirations for the future."

Katherine YoungkinKatherine Youngkin

"During my time at Miami, I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad twice."

Christina ZielkeChristina Zielke

"I've learned many concrete things at Miami, but the most important thing was how to work with people and develop an intercultural relationship."