Beth Kautz

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Contact Me

kautz001@umn.edu
612-626-6016

CLA Language Center
Room 110 JonesH

27 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: German, Univ. of Minnesota, 1997.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Content-based language instruction
  • foreign language pedagogy and curriculum development
  • education technology
  • TA supervision
Courses Taught
  • Using Technology in the Second Language Classroom
  • Intermediate German
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Intermediate-level German Coordinator: Fall 2013 - present
  • Director of Language Instruction, GSD: Fall 2006 - Spring 2012
  • CLA Committee on Second Language Education (ComSLE): Fall 2006 - Spring 2012
  • Ad Hoc University Committee on the Re-Evaluation of the SET Form (Student Evaluation of Teaching): 2006 - 2007
  • CLA P&A Promotion and Leave Committee: 2007 - 2009

Research

  • “Transforming Second-Year French and German Courses into a Blended-Learning Format.” : CLA-OIT Tools for Discovery Grant, January 2012 - January 2013
  • Green Germany: Resources and teaching materials about sustainability for the German language classroom, 2011 - present

Outreach

  • Technology Workshop Presenter for K-12 Teachers: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, 2004 - present
Publications
  • “Exploring Environmental and Sustainability Issues in the Intermediate-level Foreign Language Curriculum.” Content-Based Foreign Language Teaching: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Developing Advanced Thinking and Literacy Skills. Ed. Laurent Cammarata. Routledge, 2016.
  • English Grammar for Students of German. Zorach, Cecile, Charlotte Melin and Elizabeth A. Kautz. 5th ed. Ann Arbor: Olivia and Hill Press, 2009.
Awards
  • CLA Outstanding Service Award (P&A), 2007