University of Wisconsin–Madison

"The UW-Madison is a leader in foreign language education and research, and boasts some of the most prestigious departments of language...in the world."

Welcome to the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic

We are one of the largest language departments on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus and offer over 16 languages, 8 majors/certificates, and 3 graduate programs. All of our languages will open new doors for you throughout your life and career. Sit back and explore everything that GNS has to offer.

Award Winning Faculty

Thomas DuBois awarded 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

Thomas DuBois, Professor of German, Nordic, and Slavic, was one of 12 recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Thomas is well known for active engagement with his students and creating innovative and interactive teaching methods.

B. Venkat Mani Wins Kellett Award

The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. View GNS News for more information on this prestigious award.