Tina Malett

Kristina Becker Malett

Lecturer of German

Lecturer of German, The College Department of Modern Languages and Culture, University of Rochester

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Biography

Photo Credit: Gerry Szymanski

Tina Becker Malett received her Masters in Education and American Studies at the Free University and Humboldt University Berlin, after previously completing a year of American Studies at California State University Northridge, as well as a year as German assistant teacher in the Brighton (NY) school district. She taught for several years in the Berlin school system. Ms. Malett has been teaching German language courses at the Eastman School of Music since 2008, and at the University’s River Campus since 2010, including German 101, 102, and 111, and German Intermediate I and II (at River Campus).

Courses

Courses

GER 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I (Fall and Spring) Elementary German

Introduction to German language, emphasizing proficiency in all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Focus will be on building a basic vocabulary, present tense verbs, and basic grammar structures. Designed for students with no or little previous experience with the language.

GER 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II (Fall and Spring)  Elementary German

A continuation of GER 101, with a broadening of vocabulary resources, and a continued emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Commonly used verb forms (past, future, conditional) are introduced, as well as writing skills.

GER 151 (Fall)

Process writing, reading, and listening exercises provide the context in this course for a thorough review of German grammatical structures. Students are expected to write short, weekly essays, complete weekly assignments in listening, and hone their speaking skills through active class participation. Goal of this two-semester sequence is communicative proficiency.

GER 152 (Spring)

Process writing, reading, and listening exercises provide the context in this course for a thorough review of German grammatical structures. Students are expected to write short, weekly essays, complete weekly assignments in listening, and hone their speaking skills through active class participation. In GER 152, the focus is shifted slightly toward reading authentic material; short pieces of fiction and newspaper articles. Goal of this two-semester sequence is communicative proficiency.