Teaching Experience
Lizz Caplan-Carbin 7612 Rustic Dr. Tampa, FL 33634   E-mail: caplan@chuma1.cas.usf.edu Tel: (813) 249-0767
April 17, 2000
I have taught:

University of South Florida, Tampa 1995 - Present (2000)

  • Eight semesters of Beginning German 1120 (Ger 101) (2 sections per semester)
  • Eight semesters of Beginning German 1121 (Ger 102) (2 sections per semester)
  • Two semesters of Intermediate German 2020 (German 201)
  • One semester of Intermediate German 2021 (German 202)
  • One semester of German for Reading 6060 (German 105 & 106)
  • One semester of German Literature 3948 (Arthur Schnitzler)
  • One semester of Spoken German for Travelers (Lifelong Learning)

Washington University St. Louis 1987-92

  • Two semesters of German 106 (Reading knowledge for graduate students in other disciplines).
  • Two semesters of German 101 Drill and Language Lab*
  • One semester of German 102 Drill and Language Lab
  • Two semesters of German 109 (Directing the German Play)
*(Some of my laboratory lesson designs are on file in the Wash. U. Lang. Lab. Library.)
Additional language pedagogy:


  • Assisting/training faculty of the USF Div. of Lang. and Ling. to post CVs and Syllabi on the Web.
  • Implemented Internet telephony tutorials for beginning and intermediate German classes and incorporated resources and webexercises hyperlinked to online course syllabi.
  • Designed and programmed multi-media computer presentations for explicit grammar instruction, interactive practice that maximizes attention affordances (i.e. keeps students interested.)
  • Designed Original Miniature Immersion Course for the International Studies Abroad Spring ‘98 Tour of Germany
  • Teach Private Lessons (custom designed curricula) and Tutorials for Adults and Children: continuous, including continuing education for the USF Center for Lifelong Learning.
  • Designed and Authored Multi-media software for German language instruction.
  • Creator and Webmaster of "Deutsch im Netz" Internet exercise bulletin and directory
  • Private tutorials for six musicology graduate students of Washington Univ. School of Music.
  • One session of German for elementary age at the Forsyth School, Foreign Language Camp. (St. Louis)
  • Designed a course of study for an after-care children's Sprach- und Spielstunde.
  • I have also had 10 private students under the age of 12, and seven adult students for each of whom I had the opportunity to design individual coursework.
  • Designed customized curriculum including Internet exercise and communication technology for two 10 yr. old boys in private lessons.
  • Designed simultaneous multi-level, multi-age curriculum for a family of (4) assorted ages seeking lessons prior to a two year residence in Germany.
Teaching Interests:  

German Language and Literature: Language: All levels of German language acquisition, phonology, structure, diachronic linguistics, conversation, grammar, dialect and translation. Literature: Theater and Dramaturgie of Bertold Brecht, Drama of the Weimar Republic and post WWII, Schnitzler, Kleist, Walzer, Frisch, et.al. Volkskömodie. German History: Early Germanic, 20th century, Weimar Republic. Culture: Virtual Germany

Pedagogy, SLA, Instructional Technology: Language Lab design, Powerpoint, Introduction and intermediate CALL/SLA

Theater Arts: Acting I & II, Directing (all levels), Stage Lighting, Production Values of Literature.

  • AATG American Association of Teachers of German
  • FATG Florida Chapter of the AATG
  • ACTFL American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages
  • FFLA Florida Chapter of the ACTFL
  • IALL International Association of Language Learning Labs
  • CALICO Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
  • MLA Modern Language Associated
  • SEALL Southeast Association for Language Learning Technology
  • SCFLL Southeast Conference for Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society (President Zeta Beta Chapter 1996-2000)

Additional information available on-line: http://www.cas.usf.edu/german/Caplan/


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