Friederike Tebben

Faculty

Friederike Tebben earned her BA in German Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Julius Maximilians-University Würzburg (Bavaria, Germany), her MA at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany), and her PhD at Ruprecht Karls-University Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany).

In her thesis, Friederike compared Max Weber’s authority theory with the oeuvre of Thomas Mann. Additionally, her teaching and research interests include German and international war literature, literary history, fairy tales, and youth literature.

Friederike is currently adjunct teacher of German, German literature, and academic writing at Heidelberg University and with the American Junior Year Program, where she teaches all levels of German, from first-semester language classes to advanced courses on modern German literature, culture, and academic writing, and she prepares international students for the University Language Proficiency Exam (DSH).

 

Courses

Course List: 

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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:
Texts will be available for purchase from the College Bookstore after all placement testing has been completed.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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GRMN 3302 - Modern German Literature      

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:
Texts will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore after all placement testing has been completed.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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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.

The instructor will provide all required texts.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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GRMN 6601 - Adv Language Practice      

Advanced Language Practice for Academic Work

This course will focus on various forms of German academic writing, with an emphasis on the special academic lexicon, stylistics, and the “mechanics” of writing for a German academic audience. In a scaffolded approach, students will learn how to summarize, analyze, and discuss academic topics, and thorough training of proper citation techniques and diversified register as well as insights into German academic conventions and usages will prepare students for turning research into high-quality written work and oral presentations.

A course reader will be made available.* Language & Stylistics

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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