Wolf received grants from German government to attend workshops on education in German

Jan 05, 2015

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, received two generous grants from the German government to attend workshops this fall.

The first grant supported his participation in a three-day workshop in Washington, D.C., that focused on developing an integrated, four-year college curriculum in German. Hosted by Georgetown University and the Netzwerk Deutsch (Network German) of the Sonderprogramm zur Förderung von Deutsch in USA und Kanada (Special Program to Support German in the USA and Canada), the workshop focused on the appropriate and meaningful selection of academic topics and authentic texts and designing pedagogical tasks and assessment practices that facilitate and support German literacy development throughout the curriculum.

The second grant covered costs to attend a workshop in Philadelphia where Wolf was appointed to the national taskforce Tomorrow’s German Teachers: A Recruitment Project, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). A 10-member committee, comprised by secondary- and post-secondary instructors, devised a broad marketing campaign encouraging students to consider a career as a German teacher. Members of the committee designed posters, brochures, videos promoting the teaching of German and an action plan to implement all the materials and publications over a one-year period, beginning at the November American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in San Antonio.

Wolf has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 2005. He earned his B.A. from The University of the South and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

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