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    Fulbright TA Talk Features Oktoberfest

    April 26, 2022

    On Monday, April 11, the World Languages Department and Cultures held its final Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) -led event on the Oktoberfest at Leahy 235 Kane Forum. German FLTA Fabian Postert hosted this event and presented about the World’s Largest Folk Festival in Germany, the Oktoberfest. This festival is a celebration of German culture that is held annually from mid-September to early October where more than six million people from around the world attend. Students, faculty and staff that attended learned about the clothing, music, food, attractions and customs that make the Oktoberfest so popular. Attendees also enjoyed traditional foods that are offered at Oktoberfest such as root beer and warm pretzels.

    stu-oktoberfest-presentation.JPGFLTA Fabian Postert expressed that he was happy to present the Oktoberfest as an important part of German culture and also share his personal experiences, thoughts and recommendations. Postert wanted to give students a general overview of what to expect from the Oktoberfest. He explained how he wanted his presentation to serve as a travel guide and provide important information on the many things to do and things to avoid at the Oktoberfest. Postert said, “I hope that the event helped students become interested in German or specifically Bavarian culture and encourage them to visit the Oktoberfest and other places in Germany in the future.”

    Want to learn more about Germany or the other countries, cultures, and languages represented in the World Languages and Cultures?

    Come to the World Languages and Cultures TA Talk (meal provided & registration required) on Japan, Germany, and France on Thursday, April 28, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Rose Room (Brennan 509). Registration required.

    If you have any questions about the World Languages and Cultures Department’s German program or are interested in learning about other cultural events offered by the department, be sure to check out the department’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or email Hannah Jackson at

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