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Jany, Berit Senior Instructor

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Research

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  • Dr. Jany's research is focused on second language acquisition and technology in the foreign language classroom. She is also interested in interculturality within foreign language learning. Furthermore, her research includes Anabaptist and Pietist studies as well as early German-Americana history.

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  • German language and literature, foreign language pedagogy, education and technology, cultural and religious history and literature, immigration history and literature

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Teaching

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  • GRMN 1010 - Beginning German 1
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduction to language and culture of the German-speaking world, with emphasis on the acquisition of basic communication skills in cultural context. For students with no previous training in German. Degree credit not granted for this course and GRMN 1030.
  • GRMN 1020 - Beginning German 2
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continued development of German-language skills and cultural knowledge for effective communication. Emphasis on more complex language structures and sustained interactions. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 1010 (min grade of C-). Credit not granted for this course and GRMN 1030.
  • GRMN 1030 - Intensive Beginning German
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers the same material as GRMN 1010 and GRMN 1020 in one course. Focuses on acquiring ability to understand and speak everyday German; on developing reading and writing skills; and on learning about the cultures of the German-speaking countries. Degree credit not granted for this course and GRMN 1010 and GRMN 1020.
  • GRMN 1500 - German for Reading Knowledge
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Designed especially for graduate students. Emphasizes analytical skills for acquiring reading proficiency in specialized and technical German in one's field of research. Recommended for pass/fail registration. Does not satisfy the arts and sciences foreign language requirement. Does not count towards the German major.
  • GRMN 2010 - Intermediate German 1
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Development of skills for independent use of German. Discussions, writing and listening/viewing activities that address topics of the contemporary German-speaking world. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 1020 or 1030 (minimum grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and GRMN 2030.
  • GRMN 2020 - Intermediate German 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Development of communication skills and knowledge about recent social, cultural and political developments in German speaking countries through texts, media and film. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 2010 (minimum grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and GRMN 2030.
  • GRMN 2401 - The German Experience in North America
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Discusses the history, culture and literature of German immigrants from the 17th to the 21st century. Investigates reasons for migration and the Diaspora of Germans in Russia to the United States and Canada. Studies individual settlements and stores of German pioneer authors and introduces course participants to archival research.
  • GRMN 4450 - Methods of Teaching German
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Required of students who desire the recommendation of the department for secondary school teaching positions. For student teaching in German, see EDUC 4712 under the School of Education.
  • GRMN 5020 - Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Required of all graduate teaching assistants, this course provides a knowledge of the aspects of German linguistics that are important for teaching German and a survey of foreign language teaching methods and second language acquisition research.

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