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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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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GRMN3301 - 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:
Hilke Dreyer and Richard Schmitt: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik - aktuell: Lehrbuch (Hueber Verlag)

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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.

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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)

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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).

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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