Middlebury Language Schools

 

Stephen Naumann

German School Faculty

Stephen Naumann is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Hillsdale College. Before coming to Hillsdale, he held a visiting position at Transylvania University from 2011 to 2013, and has taught courses on literary and spatial Berlin, minority voices in German literature, German perspectives on the past, the Holocaust and memory, and soccer and identity.

Stephen earned his Ph.D. in German Studies in 2012 from Michigan State University with a dissertation entitled “In Sight but out of Mind: The Construction of Memory at Three Once Stigmatized Sites in Berlin and Poznań.” Based on two years of archival research in Poland and Germany as fellow of the Fulbright-Hays DDRA and Kosciuszko Foundation programs, the study examines the shift in meaning at three sites once strongly associated with the National Socialist regime: Berlin’s Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) and Siegessäule (Victory Column) and Poznań’s Zamek cesarski (formerly Kaiserschloss or Imperial Palace).

Stephen also holds an M.A. in German Studies from Michigan State University as well as B.A. degrees from Martin Luther College and Western Michigan University. He has studied at both the Freie Universität Berlin and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In addition to contested memory and public space, he is interested in Central European urban landscapes, post-1990 German and Polish literature, the literary Gdańsk/Danzig, and sport and identity. He also enjoys travel, writing and soccer.

 

Courses

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GRMN 3101 - 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 (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

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.

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GRMN 3102 - 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 (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

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.

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Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3103 - 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 (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

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.

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Summer 2014 Language Schools

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