Berit Jany

German School Faculty

Berit Jany grew up in the beautiful city of Dresden and studied Education and German Language Acquisition at the Technische Universität. During her studies, she spent her summers in Minnesota, where she taught at the German immersion program offered by Concordia College. After she received her M.A. in 2007, she joined the German Department of the Ohio State University where she completed an M.A. in German Literature in 2009 and received her PhD in 2013. Her research interests include Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, German immigration to America, and representations of religious minorities in German narratives. In 2013/14, she worked as the Coordinator and Interim Director of the Undergraduate German Language Program at the Ohio State University. This work included teaching language, culture, and literature courses both in German and English, supervising teaching assistants, and organizing outreach and social events. In August 2014, Berit joins the German faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder where she teaches language and pedagogy courses and coordinates the first- and second-year German language program. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and the outdoors.

 
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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

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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

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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

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GRMN3201 - Intermediate German      

This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
- Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (6th ed., 2015, Cengage Learning) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
- Joachim Schote: ORIENTIERUNGSKURS - Grundwissen Politik, Geschichte Und Gesellschaft: Kursbuch (German Edition)/, (Cornelsen Verlag) LNG

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GRMN3202 - Intermediate German      

This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
- Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (6th ed., 2015, Cengage Learning) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
- Joachim Schote: ORIENTIERUNGSKURS - Grundwissen Politik, Geschichte Und Gesellschaft: Kursbuch (German Edition)/, (Cornelsen Verlag) LNG

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GRMN3203 - Intermediate German      

This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
- Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (6th ed., 2015, Cengage Learning) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
- Joachim Schote: ORIENTIERUNGSKURS - Grundwissen Politik, Geschichte Und Gesellschaft: Kursbuch (German Edition)/, (Cornelsen Verlag)

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GRMN3205 - Inter 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 is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
- Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (6th ed., 2015, Cengage Learning) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
- Joachim Schote: ORIENTIERUNGSKURS - Grundwissen Politik, Geschichte Und Gesellschaft: Kursbuch (German Edition)/, (Cornelsen Verlag)

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GRMN3206 - Inter 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 is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
- Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (6th ed., 2015, Cengage Learning) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
- Joachim Schote: ORIENTIERUNGSKURS - Grundwissen Politik, Geschichte Und Gesellschaft: Kursbuch (German Edition)/, (Cornelsen Verlag)

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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