Christina Frei


Christina Frei (PhD, University of California at Davis) is inaugural Executive Director of Language Instruction for the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She chairs the Penn Language Center, home of many less commonly taught languages, and trains the graduate teaching fellows in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and across diverse departments.

Christina is Adjunct Associate Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include curricular design, collaborative teaching and learning, and blended learning. She is co-authoring a textbook for beginning/intermediate German language and culture and regularly leads workshops in curricular design and teaching methodology nationally. She recently co-authored “Implication of the AP World Language Curriculum for University Language Programs,” AAUSC Vol. 17, 2016.



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GRMN 6690 - Teaching Grmn Foreign Language      

Methods of Teaching German as a Foreign Language

This course analyses and discusses various approaches to, and principles of teaching German language, culture and authentic materials, including literary and audiovisual texts. Particular emphasis will be given to the following issues: reflective practices, learning strategies, intercultural competence, classroom interaction, multiple literacy development, meaningful application of technology, and interactive teaching and learning. The discussion will be accompanied by activities and projects that can be implemented directly in the language and culture classroom.

Required texts: All materials will be made available via the course’s course management website. Pedagogy

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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