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Dr. Nancy Grimm

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I am Research Associate / Project Coordinator at the Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research at the University of Jena, Germany and responsible for coordinating as well as implementing the project “Praxissemester (Jenaer Modell der Lehrerbildung) im Ausland”.

From 2004 to 2015, I was Research Assistant / Assistant Professor with the TEFL chair at the University of Jena. I studied English, German, and Philosophy at the University of Potsdam and the State University of New York, USA (2002-2003, Fulbright grant) – M.A. degree in 2004.

In 2009, I earned my Ph.D. with a thesis focusing on inter- and transcultural teaching and learning with Native American literature (Winter-Verlag, 2009; read review here).

I am also active as an in-service teacher trainer and educational materials developer.

Short Academic Curriculum Vitae

since October 2015: Research Associate / Project Coordinator at the Center for Teacher Training and Educational Research at the University of Jena

2013-2015: Department coordinator of central study program check (B.A. English/American Studies), in cooperation with the Marketing Department

2013-2015: Mentee in the Postdoc Cross-Mentoring Program of Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (mentor: Prof. Crister S. Garrett, University of Leipzig)

2009-2012: Member of the English/American Studies Department Institute Council (non-professorial staff)

2010-2011: Conceptual development and publication of the advanced student’s textbook Utopia and Dystopia: Bright Future or Impending Doom? (Student’s Book and Teacher’s Manual, Klett/Langenscheidt)

2009: Ph.D (magna cum laude) with a thesis on the facilitation of intercultural competence on the basis of contemporary Native American literature

2004-2015: Research Assistant/Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) with the TEFL Chair in the English/American Studies Department of Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

2004: M.A. in English/American Studies, German Literary Studies, and Philosophy at the University of Potsdam

2002-2003: Studies at the State University of New York, USA (Fulbright Grant)

1999-2004: English/American Studies, German Literary Studies, and Philosophy at the University of Potsdam

1998-1999: Au Pair Year and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English at Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge, GB

1998: Abitur at Von-Saldern-Gymnasium Brandenburg/Havel

 

Teaching Experience (School)

2009/10: Staatliche Berufsbildende Schule für Gesundheit & Soziales, Jena

2006/07: Staatliche Berufsbildende Schule für Gesundheit & Soziales, Jena

2005/2006: Staatliches Angergymnasium, Jena

 

Teaching Experience (University of Jena)

  1. V/Ü:  Einführung in die Englische Fachdidaktik (every term, course evaluation)
  2. S: Content and Media Integrated English Lessons: Teaching (with) Music Video Clips (course evaluation)
  3. S: TEFL in the 21st Century: Politics, Tendencies, Challenges (course evaluation)
  4. S: Syllabus, Materials & Task Design (course evaluation)
  5. S: Mind the App: Using Digital Tools in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  6. S: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  7. S: Literature in the EFL Classroom: Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Students (course evaluation)
  8. S: Documentaries in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  9. S: Incorporating Media in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  10. S: Web 2.0 & the EFL Classroom: Chances & Limits (no course evaluation available)
  11. S: Teaching Multicultural Literature (course evaluation)
  12. S: Cultural Studies in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  13. S: Transatlantic E-Mail Exchange on University Level and in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  14. S: Focus on Topics in Sekundarstufe II (course evaluation)
  15. S: Films in the EFL Classroom: Focus on Intercultural Aspects and Film Language (course evaluation)
  16. S: Focus on the Curriculum: Vom Lehrplan zum Lehrbuch zum Unterrichtsentwurf (course evaluation)
  17. S: Schlüsselwort Medienkompetenz: A Topic-Based Approach to Wiki-Projects as a Valuable Teaching Tool in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  18. S: Textual Interdependency: Aspects of Intermediality in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  19. S: Shakespeare Exchange: A Topic-Based Email-Project with American Students at Michigan State University (course evaluation)
  20. S: Films in the EFL Classroom (course evaluation)
  21. S: Teaching American and Canadian Short Stories (no course evaluation available)

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