Christiane Breithaupt

German School Faculty

Christiane earned her MA in Cultural Studies and Italian Language and Literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her professional career has had two directions: After graduation she worked as a program curator with a communal cinema in Weimar for two years. Her interest in media led her to Triad Berlin, one of the leading communication and design agencies in Germany where she has been working as a freelance editor and concept designer for media productions and exhibitions since 2006. From 2009 to 2011, she joined the film and media funding institute Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as an editor for online and publications.

Besides working as an editor, Christiane acquired teaching experiences in courses on language and in advanced topics classes in Weimar, Berlin, and Philadelphia. In 2006-2007, she taught a film and exhibition concept design course at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and Italian at the German-Italian Society in Weimar. After receiving a Goethe Institute degree for teaching German as a foreign language, she taught at the German Society in Philadelphia in 2012. Christiane is currently teaching German at the Parlando language school in Berlin. Her research interests include film history, especially the East German cinema. In 2012, she offered a film club about East German movies during the German Summer School in Middlebury.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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GRMN3303 - German Culture & Society      

This course introduces aspects of German culture, society, and politics to facilitate a better understanding of contemporary Germany. The reading and writing assignments also aim at increasing vocabulary and reinforcing grammatical as well as communicative structures.

Required text:
Christine Betz, et al.: Die moderne Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Strukturen und Wandlungsprozesse (2010, Verlag für Deutsch).

Summer 2013

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GRMN3305 - Adv German For Singers      

Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This course meets two hours per day to analyze and provide advanced grammatical structures, provide intensive written and oral language training, offer insights into German ways of perception, and teach strategies of communication and language learning. For this course, some additional language and computer laboratory work is required.

Required text:
Perlmann-Balme, Hering, Matusse: Übungsgrammatik für die Mittelstufe (Hueber Verlag)

Summer 2013

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GRMN3306 - Adv German For Singers      

Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This course will use short German prose to enrich cultural context, increase vocabulary, reinforce grammatical and communicative structures, and introduce methods of literary interpretation.

Required texts:
Brussig: Leben bis Männer. (dtv);
Honigmann: Eine Liebe aus Nichts (dtv);
Timm: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (dtv);
Kreitz: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (Carlsen);
Rusch: Meine freie deutsche Jugend (Fischer)

Summer 2013

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The German School

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