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.

The instructor will provide all required texts.

Summer 2013

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GRMN3305 - Adv German For Singers      

The language component provides three to four hours of daily instruction in German grammar and conversation at a level appropriate to each student's proficiency. The language component carries two credits, with courses offered on several levels. 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. Students in the German for Singers Program who placed into level 1, beginning German, will take courses with our regular beginning German students for three hours and will then have an additional hour of special language and culture training in the Singers program.

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:
Hilke Dreyer and Richard Schmitt: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik - aktuell: Lehrbuch (Hueber Verlag)

Summer 2013

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GRMN3306 - Adv German For Singers      

The language component provides three to four hours of daily instruction in German grammar and conversation at a level appropriate to each student's proficiency. The language component carries two credits, with courses offered on several levels. 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. Students in the German for Singers Program who placed into level 1, beginning German, will take courses with our regular beginning German students for three hours and will then have an additional hour of special language and culture training in the Singers program.

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:
- Ludwig Tieck: Der blonde Eckbert (Reclam);
- Franz Kafka: Das Urteil & andere Erzählungen (Fischer Taschenbuch);
- Peter Handke: Publikumsbeschimpfung & andere Sprechstücke (Suhrkamp);
- Georg Büchner: Woyzeck (Suhrkamp).

Summer 2013

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The German School

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Mailing address
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