Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German and global studies, presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C., last week. His presentation, “Teaching Intercultural Competence with Authentic Materials, reflected his approach to teaching without a textbook and exposing students to the diversity of the German language. At the convention, Meindl also met with his colleagues on the FL-A-CH committee, which wants to raise awareness of German-speaking cultures in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.
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Dr. Jim Scott, professor emeritus of German, translated Broken Carousel: German-Jewish Soldier-Poets of the Great War, edited by Peter C. Appelbaum (Stone Tower Books, Silverton, Ore.). The book includes 17 poems, including 11 poets who died at the front according to reviewer Ritchie Robertson, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of the Queen’s College.