German School Alumni Update | Winter 2017–2018

The German School’s Summer of 2017

Cartooning workshops, opera, and lectures by visiting scholars were highlights of an eventful summer for the German School.

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So You Want to be an Opernsänger

Every summer a dozen or so aspiring singers come to Middlebury to learn how to perform opera in German. For them, it’s not enough to speak the language well—they have to feel it.

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Exploring the German Sense of Humor

What’s so funny about Death and his poodle? Award-winning cartoonist Joscha Sauer introduces German School students to characters from his popular cartoon series, Nichtlustig, and talks about his work in classroom discussions and workshops.

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The Future of Language Learning

Per Urlaub, the new associate dean for curriculum, discusses trends in language learning, changing technology in our classrooms, and what the future holds for the Language Schools.

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Keep in Touch with Tagesblatt

Would you like to brush up on your German while keeping up with all of the happenings at the German School each summer? The school’s weekly newsletter shares stories about guest speakers, cultural events, performances, sports, clubs, and more, as well as links to German pop music. Reconnect, while practicing your German!

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A Journey Through Time and Culture

Ambassador Adrienne O’Neal, MA ’77, shares insights into how language fluency shaped her work as a diplomat.

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Language Schools Confer 100 Degrees at Commencement

One hundred students received master's or doctoral degrees at the Language Schools Commencement this summer. Mexican novelist and investigative journalist Elena Poniatowska delivered an inspiring address.

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