Laura Franz

Adjunct Instructor in German
(402) 465-2219
lfranz [at]
Old Main 202
Office hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10-11am, as well as Friday 12 noon to ca. 2pm at MoJava (followed by Kaffeestunde, our conversation table, at 3pm)


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

Teaching philosophy: 

"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.

Courses taught: 

NWU: German Stages I, II, III & IV, Children's Literature, as well as Archways Seminar: Coffee, Cake and the Kiss (Vienna at the Dawn of the 20th century)

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

Course schedule: 

Fall: German Stage I, MTWF, 9.00-9.50, Archways Seminar, MTWF, 11.00-11.50
Spring: German Stage II, MTWF, 9.00-9.50

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

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