of Research and Teaching Goals of Lizz Caplan-Carbin
am interested in continuing research into Second Language Acquisition
and Instructional Technology on a quantitative and qualitative basis.
I am interested in discovering both substantive cognitive as well
as intrinsic value for Technology-Enhanced Foreign Language Instruction.
This interest is currently focused on the use of computer animation
for explicit and interactive instruction of German dynamic morpho-syntax.
I would like to continue my work with Interactive Webexercises, and
I would like to do more extensive investigation into the effects of
Practice and Feedback, informed through study of: Perceptive and Cognitive
Learning Styles and Linguistic Error Analysis.
am continuously interested in discovering more about the German language,
especially under the following facets: Historic development of High
German, Grammatical structure: syntax, morphology, phonology, and
dialects. I would like to develop courseware on Pragmatic Linguistics
and Advanced grammar (for German teachers). I am interested in translation
pedagogy, and the use of German for specific purposes. Most importantly,
my efforts are directed toward German language proficiency for the
adult learner, whether through instruction, self-study, or study-abroad
drama and comedy (all eras) has been the heart of my affection for
German literature. I would like to teach general courses as well as
to focus on the topics of Theater of the Weimarer Republic and the
plays of Sturm und Drang. My favorite German authors are Arthur Schnitzler
and Heinrich von Kleist, Max Frisch, and Martin Walser. I hope to
continue my research into the genre of Volkskomödie, with special
emphasis on marionette theater and Kasperlspiele. I have been tracing
the development of satiric puppet figures during the Thirty-Years
War through the 19th century.
have a fair understanding of German 20th century politics and a keen
interest in contemporary German foreign affairs. I have developed
curricum for both German and English courses on Germanic socio-cultural
history. I am developing curriculum for an online course on contemporary
German trends in global affairs and arts and sciences, including environmental
technologies, social and political movements, and travel communication.
hope to remain knowledgeable about the latest developments in the
fields of technology enhanced language teaching, and CALL (Computer
assisted language learning), and to work in the areas of foreign language
teacher preparation. I am particularly intersted in doing collaborative
research in an interdisciplinary team, especially with the aim of
curriculum development integrating foreign language learning into