German Club



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German Club

Join our exciting German Club!  Led by Excelsior German instructor, Frau Susan Gleason, our club presentations (given in English) will include real-life stories from native speakers, a survey of German, Swiss, and Austrian architecture, 19thcen. German immigration to America, Scherenschnitte, the White Rose Movement, Johannes Kepler, the sinking of the Bismarck, German-Russian royal families, and more!

You do not have to be a German student nor speak German to join this club.

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Since 2011, Susan Gleason has taught German online. She has an extensive background in foreign languages.

Traveling internationally since she was eight years old, her travels include Europe, Scandinavia, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, South and Central Americas, and South Africa. Susan studied German in college and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1986. In 1985, while still a college student, Susan led a Bible-smuggling operation into Soviet-controlled Estonia. She lived in Germany from 1986-1991, experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall, and had some daring adventures outwitting East Berlin border guards. Susan did post-graduate studies at Universität Würzburg, Universität Bonn, and FAS Germersheim. She worked as an interpreter at the international trade fairs in Cologne, as well as a translator and private tutor.

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