Beata Bieniek

German School Faculty

Beata received her PhD from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany in July 2010.  In her dissertation, she analyzed the work of Bruno Schulz, a Jewish author, taking a gender perspective on literature and art at the intersection of Slavonic and German culture.  She is also a graduate of the University of Freiburg (M.A in Slavonic, German and Romance Studies) and received an additional qualification in "Teaching German as a Foreign Language" in 2001 in Germany.

Beata has taught German as Foreign Language since 2002 as an instructor at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg SLI (Centre d Etudes des Langues// Language Teaching Center).  In addition, she has worked at the IGA (International Graduated Academy), at the Goethe Institute in Freiburg and Düsseldorf, at the Bildungswerk of the archdiocese Freiburg, at the Volkschochschule (adult education center) in Freiburg and at private language schools such as the american non-profit Study Abroad Organisation IES (Institute for International Education of Students). During the summers of 2003-2007 Beata taught German teachers acquiring their Masters degree at the Millersville University Summer School (PA).

Born in Silesia (Poland), Beata's family escaped to Germany before the end of communist rule.  She speaks six languages.  Beata began painting in 1995 and since then has led an intense and creative dialogue with her artistic work.  She has also worked in public relations for the European TV network ARTE.

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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GRMN3101 - Elementary German      

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (7th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, Adam Oberlin: Englisch Grammar for Students of German (6th Edition, The Olive and Hill Press)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections. LNG

Summer 2012

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GRMN3102 - Elementary German      

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (7th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, Adam Oberlin: Englisch Grammar for Students of German (6th Edition, The Olive and Hill Press)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections. EUR LNG

Summer 2012

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GRMN3103 - Elementary German      

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (7th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, Adam Oberlin: Englisch Grammar for Students of German (6th Edition, The Olive and Hill Press)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections. LNG

Summer 2012

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The German School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P:802.443.5203
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Tina Ellison, Coordinator
germanschool@middlebury.edu