Teaching

I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses during my graduate studies and have the ability and interest in teaching other courses related to linguistics and the German language and culture.  Please find an overview of these various types of courses below.  Example syllabi and a complete list of courses taught can also be found below.

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Language courses

I have taught a variety of introductory and advanced German-language courses, including first- through fourth-semester courses designed to give students a solid foundation in the German language and begin working towards a German major/minor.

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culture courses

I have also taught general education (German) culture courses and am also prepared to teach higher level culture courses in both English and German, covering topics such as German literature, the Holocaust, and the Pennsylvania Dutch.

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Online & Intensive Language courses

In addition to semester-long courses, I have also taught online and 2.5-week intensive language courses over the summer for students wishing to learn the language quickly for academic and/or professional purposes.

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linguistics courses 

My interest and background in linguistics has prepared me to teach a variety of courses in linguistics, including foundational courses (e.g. phonology and syntax) and more specialized courses (e.g. typology, historical linguistics, and language contact).

Click the button below to download an example syllabus from my Conversation & Composition course.

Click the button below to download an example syllabus for a German graphic novel course I designed.

Click the button to download an syllabus for an example historical linguistics course.

Click the button below to download an example syllabus for a Summer Intensive Elementary German I course.

 

Courses Taught

 

Language Courses

  • GER 101 - Elementary German 1st Semester (University at Buffalo - SUNY)

  • GER 102 - Elementary German 2nd Semester (University at Buffalo - SUNY)

  • GER 002 - Elementary German II (Penn State)

  • GER 003 - Intermediate German (Penn State)

  • GER 201 - Conversation and Composition (Penn State)

Culture Courses    

  • GER 100 - German Culture and Civilization (Penn State)

Online & Summer Intensive Language Courses

  • GER 51 - Summer Intensive Elementary German I (Penn State)

  • GER 52 - Summer Intensive Elementary German II (Penn State)

  • GER 1 - Online Elementary German I (Penn State)

  • GER 3 - Online Intermediate German (Penn State)

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