Middlebury Language Schools

 

Sara Farner Budarz

German School Faculty

Sara Budarz joins Middlebury for the first time in the summer of 2014. She is currently on a dissertation completion fellowship and living in Berlin while working on completing her dissertation, with a defense date in May 2014. Her research examines the interplay of architectural reform movements and individual's experiences of interior spaces as they are depicted in the literature of Weimar Germany. She received her MA in German Literature from UNC-CH in 2009, with a thesis which examined the appearance of religious imagery in film and literature concerning itself with terrorism and war trauma. Coming from a multi-cultural finnish-american background and growing up near Frankfurt am Main, she has firsthand knowledge and an appreciation of the concept of being other and belonging to no single culture or location. It was however also an upbringing which instilled within her a love for the idiosyncrasies and complex beauty of cultures and languages and inspires her teaching to this day. In her free time, she loves going in search of new adventures, whether traveling to new lands, exploring restaurants and cafes in her own, or simply indulging in lively conversations with friends. She is also dependent on her morning runs and yoga for maintaining her sanity, and is grateful to have a beautiful garden in which to spend warm afternoons enjoying a whiskey on the rocks.    

 
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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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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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GRMN 3301 - Advanced Grammar & Comm      

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)

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GRMN 3303 - 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).

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GRMN 3305 - Adv German For Singers      

Advanced Grammar and Communication meets two hours per day to analyze and practice advanced grammatical structures, to provide intensive written and oral language training, to offer insights into the German ways of perception, and to develop communication and reading skills. Some additional work in the language laboratory and computer lab is required.

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GRMN 3306 - Adv German For Singers      

Advanced Grammar and Communication meets two hours per day to analyze and practice advanced grammatical structures, to provide intensive written and oral language training, to offer insights into the German ways of perception, and to develop communication and reading skills. Some additional work in the language laboratory and computer lab is required.

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