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Educational Background

100-hour Suggestopedia training course + certification, 1990

M.A., Foreign Language Education, September 1987
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

B.A., French + English, June, 1981
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Diplôme Annuel, June 1980
Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France (on academic scholarship)


Employment History

Head, Language Center, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule RheinMain, formerly Fachhochschule Wiesbaden); Responsibilities: Quality Management, Evaluation and HIS-POS liaison for the Language Centre; semester planning; organization of elective courses in Chinese, German Sign Language, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish; website and content management system (Stud.IP); teaching English for Media Management (previously also: Applied IT, Communication Design, International Business and Industrial Engineering; Insurance and Finance, Architecture and Civil Engineering); workshops in CV preparation, TOEFL preparation, teaching in English (for teaching staff); in addition to administrative responsiblities listed in entries below
Since September, 2012

Coordinator, Language Center
August, 2007 - August, 2012
(Responsibilities: see above)

Academic staff member (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Department of Social and Cultural Sciences (Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften), University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden; Responsibilities: English instruction (see next entry); planning, scheduling + coordination of English courses; evaluation of English skills for students going abroad; recruiting + support of freelance English instructors; publication of bi-annual language program brochure + PR for language courses
Since January, 2001

Adjunct instructor, Fachhochschule Wiesbaden - University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences: English courses for Business, Media Management, Architecture + Civil Engineering, Presentation Skills, Insurance Management/Financial Services, General English, Interior + Graphic Design; coordination responsibilities (May, 1998 - December, 2000)
October, 1993 - January, 2001

Adjunct instructor, City Colleges of Chicago, Wiesbaden: English + American Literature
January - June, 1990

Freelance trainer, Sprachzentrum für Kreatives Lernen, Mörfelden-Walldorf: English, Business English, suggestopedic English courses, French (tutoring)
October, 1989 - May, 1998

Teacher, The Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio, USA: French (Kindergarten - 6th Grade); French Department Head, 1988-1989; Coordinator/accompanying teacher, annual French-American Exchange Program, 1984-1989; member: Faculty Evaluation Steering Committee
August, 1983 - June, 1989

Teacher, St. Ursula Villa School, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA: Math (7th-8th Grades); French (Kindergarten-8th Grade); Coordinator: Drama Club
August, 1981 - June, 1983


Professional Activities

Chair, ELTAF e.V. (English Language Teachers' Association Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar; 250 members) from Feb., 2001 - Feb. 2005; Committee member from 1996 - 2005; specific duties:

  • Maintenance of ELTAF's website:
  • Coordinator of the ELTAF conference in Oberursel, 2000, 2002 and 2004
  • Initiator and moderator, internal ELTAF e-mail discussion list (with 315+ participants) from January, 1999 - 2008
  • Initiator and moderator, national e-mail discussion list for committee members of the regional organizations for English language teachers, since February, 1999
  • Co-organization and presentation of various professional workshops ("English Language Teaching and the Internet", March, 1999, "Exams Extravaganza", October, 1999, "A Cornucopia of ELT Videos", October, 2001, "Audio Files for Audiophiles and Wannabes", February, 2007) as well as participation in the planning of ELTAF's program of events
  • Support in the initiation and organization of a local CELTA course (Cambridge "Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults") in cooperation with the Hessischen Volkshochschulverband, 1999 - 2002
  • Co-organizer, ELTAF conference in Mannheim, September, 1998; responsible for coordination of speakers and exhibitors
  • Initiator (in 1997) of the annual meeting of committee members of all the German regional professional associations for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers
  • Publicity and PR for ELTAF events 1996 - 2001
  • Solicitation of advertising for the ELTAF Newsletter, March, 1996 - March, 2000

Annual attendance at international BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL) conferences since 1997

  • "Klausuren und mündliche Prüfungen für Fremdsprachen", February, 2010
  • "Audio Files for Audiophiles and Wannabes", February, 2007
  • BESIG, November, 2006
  • BESIG, November, 2004
  • "A Cornucopia of ELT Videos", October, 2001
  • "Exams Extravaganza", October, 1999
  • "English Language Teaching and the Internet", March, 1999


  • Regular column: From the Chair, (from March, 2001 - Dec. 2004) in the ELTAF Newsletter (English Language Teachers' Association Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar)
  • Book Review: Office Success - Learning Drama "The Sol Solution" and Learning Activities, #3/2001, in the Rundbrief der DGSL (Deutsche Gesellschaft für suggestopädisches Lehren und Lernen)
  • Totally Absurd: An Idea for Teachers of Technical English, Summer/2000, in the ELTAF Newsletter
  • English Language Teachers' Associations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 06/97, in FSU-Fremdsprachenunterricht
  • English Language Teachers' Associations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Nr. 3/96, in Zielsprache Englisch
  • English-Speaking Clubs in the Rhine-Main Area (Parts 1 & 2), Nr. 2/96 and 3/96, in ELTAF Newsletter
  • Workshop Report: Gillian Fellows and the Six O'Clock News, Nr. 2/95, in ELTAF Newsletter
  • Book Review: Musical Openings: - Using Music in the Language Classroom, Nr. 2/93, in ELTAF Newsletter
  • From Research to Pedagogy: What do L2 Reading Studies Suggest?, 05/87, in Foreign Language Annals (Journal of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

Professional Memberships

  • BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL) since 1997
  • IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) since 1997
  • DGSL (Deutsche Gesellschaft für suggestopädisches Lehren und Lernen) since 1990
  • ELTAF (English Language Teachers' Association Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar) since 1990

Other Activities

Website maintenance: CISV - Childrens' International Summer Villages, Darmstadt + Region: from 2002 - 2006

Co-organizer and speaker, "Meeting of Multilingual Families", in cooperation with the Elternschule im Haus der Volksarbeit, Frankfurt/Main and the iaf e.V. (Verband binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften), June, 1999 + May, 2003

Initiator and editor, Bausteine für Eltern, a 60-page information guide for families in Mörfelden-Walldorf, in cooperation with the Women's Representative of Mörfelden-Walldorf, published in April, 1999

Teacher, "Double-Deckers" mother-tongue literacy classes for English-speaking children, Mörfelden-Walldorf, January, 1999 - March, 2002

Co-founder, 1996, and Committee Member (since 1996) of the officially registered, non-profit national association Interessengemeinschaft mehrsprachiger Familien e.V. (Interest Group for Multilingual Families); responsibilities:

  • Networking with multicultural organizations and authorities across Germany
  • Publicity and PR
  • Coordination of the Internet Family Contact Forum
  • Editor of the Polyglot (bilingual newsletter of the ImF e.V.) since 1996
  • Author, various articles in the Polyglot (in English and German), Issues 1-25, 1996 - present
  • Design and maintenance of the ImF's Internet presence:

Co-founder, 1994, "Das Kinderhäuschen e.V.", a parent initiative for the founding and maintenance of a daily playgroup in Mörfelden-Walldorf; committee member 1994 - 1996; Advisory Council member since 1996

Co-founder, 1993, "Double-Deckers", English-speaking playgroups and literacy classes for bilingual (English-German) children