MA'89 Washington University, St. Louis,MO. 63105 - German Language & Literature.
BA'79 University of Northern Colorado,Greeley, CO. 80639 - Theater Arts - Technical.
ZertifikatDeutsch als Fremdsprache '89 Universityof Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
'86GoetheInstitute, Freiburg, Germany.
EMT'83 University of Texas, Dallas, TX (licensed Emergency Medical Technician).
'75Horton Watkins High School diploma, St. Louis, MO.
Teaching portfolio available upon request.
Universityof South Florida 8/95 - Present Tampa, FL. - German Instructor - Ph.D.candidate - Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology.
Available online at: http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/german/Caplan/avconf.htm
FFLA October1999 Orlando, Florida "Interactive Internet Exercises" Whereto find them, how to make them - multi-media presentation
FFLA October 1998 Tampa, Florida "Animated Grammar" Technologyin motion
FFLA October 1998 Tampa, Florida "Culture through Grammar andTechnology: The Fall of the Berlin Wall" - a multi-media presentation
FFLA October1996 Tampa, Florida "Diachronic Linguistics in the Beginning GermanClassroom"
SLRF November1996 Tuscon, Arizona "Diacronic Linguistics in the Beginning GermanClassroom"
ACTFL November1996 Philadelphia, PA. "Diacronic Linguistics in the Beginning GermanClassroom"
AATG American Association of Teachers of GermanGrantsand Awards:
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
Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society
GoetheInstitut Stipendium für Fortbildungsseminar "Computer im Unterricht"1999
Universityof South Florida Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a GraduateStudent 1998
Universityof South Florida Graduate Assistantship 1995-2000
WashingtonUniversity Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship 1988-1992
WashingtonUniversity Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Cologne 1989-90
AdditionalLanguage Experience and Translation Accomplishments:
1999Translated private collection of historical letters.
1998Studied French at the Boston LanguageInstitute
1998Planned and implemented custom curriculum for families of mixed ages.
1997-Translationfor Danka Industries product conference marketing script: English > German
1986-presentFreelance Translation for private clients and TCs. Projects include paleontologynotes, medical data, genealogy and personal data certificates (birth, death,marriage etc.).
1991-presentGermanInstructor - private students and tutorials, implementing custom designedcoursework.
1992German Instructor at the Foreign Language Institute of the Forsythe School,St. Louis, MO.
1991-92German Instructor - 2 sections. German 106 - Advanced reading (and translation)for graduate students (in disciplines other than German). Washington University.
1991Translationlegal documents for private client concerning custody dispute.
1989-91German Drill instructor German 101, 102 Washington University, St. Louis,MO.
1979-90Total of 20 months living in Germany. (Ruhr Gebiet, Bayern, & Baden-Wurtemburg).
1989-90Attended University of Cologne, Germany (including Oberseminare in Germanistik).
1989Interpreter for Harbour Production Co. and ATF Production Co. Dorsten,Germany. (Two American entertainment troupes stationed in Traumland Park,Kirchellen,Germany).
1988Translation: "Die Wahre Geschichte des Ah Q", a play by Heinrich Heine.
1986Completed Mittelstufe III at the Goethe Institute, Freiburg im Br., Germany.
1979Studied Germanistik at Bayreuth Universität, Bayreuth, Germany.
Skills: Capabilities and Interests
Last update 11/19/99