Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

David Gramling

German School Faculty

David is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson

ACLS / American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow

Faculty Affiliate in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Middlebury College Class of '99

Prof. Gramling's research interests include multilingual film and literature, Turkish German migration and literary history, theoretical approaches to monolingualism, transnational Berlin, literary translation and stylistics, gender and disability studies. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled The Invention of Monolingualism (an invited project with Stanford University Press). His co-edited volume Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration (with Anton Kaes and Deniz Göktürk) appeared with Fink Verlag / Konstanz University Press in March 2011.

 

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.

LNG

Summer 2013

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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.

EUR LNG

Summer 2013

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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.

LNG

Summer 2013

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GRMN 3401 - Stylistics      

This course meets for two hours daily and forms the core of the 400 level program. It aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level through development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with an emphasis on advanced elements of communication and style. Attention will be paid to fine points of grammar, use of idioms, appropriate register. Classroom activities are enhanced by audio and video material as well as visitations by, and subsequent discussions with, German School guests and visitors. Lectures, films, and other cultural events of the German School will be incorporated into the course.

Required text: Hall und Scheiner (ed.): Übungsgrammatik für die Oberstufe (Hueber Verlag)

Summer 2011

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GRMN 3405 - Adv German for Singers II      

Stylistics, Expository Writing, and Communication meets two hours per day and aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level.

Summer 2011

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GRMN 3415 - Atlas of a Tropical Germany      

Atlas of a Tropical Germany

How did Germany become an immigration country? How has global migration transformed German culture, society, and language over the past half-century? This course will use authentic source texts and artifacts to explore the unpredictable and puzzling itinerary of a nation on its way from ethnonationalism to transculturality. We will consider labor migration, xenophobia and Islamophobia, citizenship discourses, religious identity, institutional multiculturalism, the status of the nation-state, gender and the private sphere, multilinguality, literature, and popular culture.

Summer 2011

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