LIC IN GERMAN
German Language for International Careers
The GERMAN programs of study at EMU have long held various distinctions with regards to others in the State of Michigan. As one of the EMU university departments in the United States which created the first interdisciplinary Language and International Trade programs, the program has been revised to LIC. Given that the state of Michigan has over 200 German companies, graduates from the LIT program in German have the opportunity to find careers in their home state. The efforts of Professor Margrit Zinggeler help to ensure that LIC students are placed in internships and find employment with German companies at home and abroad; she organizes a visit to a German company, each semester with her Business German classes.
One of our most prominent LIT German alumna is now vice-president of Comerica Bank and she now serves on the advisory committee of the International Business program. Another alumna is a manager responsible for the European market at Liebherr in Saline, and several alumni have found employment in subsidiaries of German car manufacturers in Michigan.
The revised Language and International Careers (LIC) programs in German in the Department of World Languages prepare students for international careers in health, tourism, social work, social services, translation and interpretation, communication, government, and business. Its primary objective is the acquisition of foreign language skills, as well as cross-cultural knowledge to achieve advanced foreign language proficiency, cross-cultural competence, and effective professional communication.