Credentials: Advisor: Monika Chavez
Originally from Germany, I graduated with a first state examination in secondary education and teaching from Heidelberg University of Education. Besides English as a foreign language, I also received an additional qualification in German as a foreign language and early foreign language learning. From 2018 to 2019, I pursued my M.Ed. studies at Carthage College where I taught German language courses as a graduate teaching assistant and wrote my thesis Foreign Language Instructors’ Understanding and Implementation of Intercultural Communicative Competence in Higher Education. After receiving my second state examination in secondary education and teaching, I am now looking forward to pursuing my Ph.D. studies in SLA at UW-Madison and to focus on my research interests that include telecollaboration, literature, and the development of literacy and intercultural communicative competence in the foreign language classroom.