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German

The Graduate School is offering a one-semester non-credit course "German for Reading Knowledge" in the Fall of 2016, taught by Professor Sabine von Mering. The required textbook for this course is April Wilson’s "German. Quickly. A Grammar for Reading German." (Peter Lang, 2007). The course is open to all interested students. However, it is primarily geared towards students who are preparing to take a PhD language exam in their field. Students with little or no prior knowledge of German are welcome, but may find the pace too swift. If you have any questions about this course don't hesitate to contact Professor von Mering directly at vonmering@brandeis.edu. Please be advised that this course is focused on reading knowledge, not speaking and listening. Student should come to the first session book in hand!

All graduate students are welcome to enroll in regular German language courses: "Beginning German--German 10" will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 - 10:50 a.m. (Section 1) and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 - 11:50 a.m. (Section 2) in Fall 2014. Students who choose to take German 10 should also expect to enroll in “Continuing German--German 20” in the Spring of 2015 in order to complete the introductory level sequence. Feel free to contact Professors von Mering with any questions about German.

German for Reading Knowledge

Instructor: Professor Sabine von Mering (vonmering@brandeis.edu)
First Class: Monday, August 29, 2016
Time: Mondays, 5:30 - 8:20 p.m.
Location: Shiffman 217

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French

This Fall the Graduate School is offering a one-semester, non-credit course "French for Reading Knowledge" taught by Sarah Klein. The course “French for Reading" is open to all graduate students no matter your French background. It is designed to prepare you to read and translate French documents in your discipline. During the 3-hour weekly sessions we will review some important aspects of French grammar and practice translating texts or excerpts. No previous knowledge of French is required. We will, however, be moving quickly through the grammar and if you have never studied French before, you will have to put more work outside of class time. The textbook we will be using is: "French for Reading" by Karl C. Sandberg and Eddison C. Tatham.

Students do not need to register in advance. All you need to do is show up on the first day, preferably with a dictionary. Please email Sarah Klein saaraklein@gmail.com with any questions.

French for Reading Knowledge

Instructor: Sarah Klein, PhD (saaraklein@gmail.com)
First Class: Monday, August 29, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Location: Olin Sang 124

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Hebrew

The Graduate School is offering a one-semester non-credit course "Hebrew for Reading Knowledge" in the Fall of 2015, taught by Professor Sara Hascal.  The course will build competence and comprehension in translating material of academic Hebrew texts in the area of student’s concentration. 

Students who are interested in taking Hebrew reading Course should email Sara Hascal at: hascal@brandeis.edu.

Hebrew for Reading Knowledge

Instructor: Professor Sara Hascal (hascal@brandeis.edu)
First Class: Tuesday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m.
Time: Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., or any other time
Location: ASAC Atrium

The courses are open to all interested students. However, they are primarily geared towards students who are preparing to take a PhD language exam in their field. The courses are focused on reading knowledge with no emphasis on speaking and listening.

Additional information, including locations, will be announced later this summer. There is no charge for these courses, nor is registration required; simply attend the first class.