ElizabethCaplan 

Education

Ph.D.candidate Second Language Acquisition & Instructional Technology -Universityof South Florida.

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.
 
 

TeachingExperience
 
BeginningGerman
IntermediateGerman
GermanLiterature - Arthur Schnitzler
Germanthrough the Internet
GermanComposition
GermanTranslation
GermanHistory
GermanPlay Production


Teaching portfolio available upon request.
 
 
 

LanguageExperience

Universityof South Florida 8/95 - Present Tampa, FL. - German Instructor - Ph.D.candidate - Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology.

Currentlyteaching German I through IV, at the Univ. of So. Florida.
Creatorof OnlineInteractive Language Learning directory. http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/languages/german/germlinks/
Designerand Webmaster for Univ. Departmental Internetpages http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/german/Caplan/myPages.htm
 
M.A.- Washington University Dept. of Germanic Language and Literature. 8/86- 6/92 St. Louis, MO -Ph.D. Candidate/Teaching Asst. - German Instructor.Masters plus two years doctoral work.
 
 
 
 

Papers:

"Audio-Video Teleconferencing"
Available online at:  http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/german/Caplan/avconf.htm

Presentations:

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"

ProfessionalMemberships

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
Phi Sigma Iota  International Foreign Language Honor Society
Grantsand Awards:

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


 
LanguagesGerman-fluent, French-proficient, Serbo-Croatian-survivallevel.
HardwarePC, Scanner, Data CD and Sound Recording, Networking,Telecommunications peripherals
SoftwareWindows 98, MS Office 97;  Word, PowerPoint,Excel, Access, Javascript, Visual Basic, Authorware, Novell Perfect Office:Word Perfect etc.,Pagemaker 5.0, Hyperstudio, HTTP, FTP, Netmeeting A/VConferencing, PaintShopPro, Scanning Software and more.
Translation 

Specialization

General: Computers (Software Localization, Telecommunications),Journalism,Literary, Business (Marketing/Advertising), Medicine (general),Steel Manufacturing,Paleontology, Technical Theater. Aviation-Ballooning,Political Science,Natural Science, Agriculture, Herbology, German Dialects
Additional SkillsDesktop Publishing, Copy-writing, Editing, Proofreading,WebsiteDesign and Publishing, Computer Based Training, Instructional Design, StageDirecting and Lighting Design
References available upon request

 

 

Last update 11/19/99