Laura Franz

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Laura Franz

Adjunct Instructor in German
lfranz [at]

Old Main 202

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10-11.50 am, as well as Friday 2 pm to 3 pm at MoJava (followed by Kaffeestunde, our conversation table, at 3pm)

(402) 465-2219 (during office hours)

"Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt." Ludwig Wittgenstein
(The limits of my language determine the limits of my world.)
Learning German will open your world, broaden your perspective and enrich your life ... for life.

Grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Worked at Citibank, New York, NY; the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria; and Raiffeisenbank, Vienna, Austria.

M.A. German Language & Literature and Foreign Language Pedagogy, University of Nebraksa-Lincoln
B.A. French Language & Literature and Art History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

NWU: German Stages I, II, III & IV, Youth Literature &
Archway Seminar: Coffee, Cake and the Kiss (Vienna at the Dawn of the 20th century)

UNL: German 101, 102, 201, 202, 204

Fall: German Stage I, MTWF, 9.00-9.50, German Stage III, MWF 1.00-1.50, plus arranged hour
Spring: German Stage II, MTWF, 9.00-9.50, Youth Literature, MWF 10-10.50

Co-Chairperson, Nebraska District, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
former Docent, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln
Phi Beta Kappa (Wellesley College 1981)

NWU Exemplary Teacher Award, 2016-2017