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I hold a Ph.D. in German from Yale University (along with a M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale and a B.A. in German and Art History from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign) and am a professor of German at DePaul University in Chicago. For the past ten years, I've been teaching German to students here in the Midwest, and before that, in the Ivy League. My mission has always been to help my language students - both those still in school, or folks who have decided to learn German as an adult - realize their potential through the study of German. I've won several awards for my teaching (nominated by both my colleagues and my students), and have also developed and organized study abroad programs, German curricula, and language programs at the college level. I was born and raised in Chicago, but my German is fluent and native-level, which can be really helpful to students whose first language is English: I can explain the nuances of German to them by using comparative examples from their own language. I'm prepared to teach any level - and indeed, my own teaching spans from Beginning German to advanced courses on German Film, History, Literature, and Philosophy. I'd be delighted to work with you, either to wrinkle out any issues you might be having with this spectacular language, or to help you on your journey to functionality and fluency!

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign - Bachelor in Arts, German and Art History

Graduate Degree:

Yale University - PHD, Germanic Languages and Literatures


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