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Andrea Klaus MA CertEd HE FHEA

Andrea KlausAssociate Professor in German Studies

Director of the Year Abroad (SMLC)

Course Director for German and Business Studies
Year Abroad Coordinator for study and work placements (German Studies)

Tel: +44 (0)24 765 24480
Email: A dot G dot Klaus at warwick dot ac dot uk

H2.12, Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

About

Andrea Klaus is Associate Professor (Teaching) in German Studies. She received her MA in English and German Language and Literature from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). Prior to her appointment at Warwick, she taught German at the University of Sunderland, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service. She was external examiner at the University of Cambridge from 2017 - 2020 and acted previously as external examiner at the University of Sunderland. In 2017 she was awarded a Teaching Excellence Certificate from WBS (Warwick Business School) for outstanding contribution to the undergraduate programmes. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research interests

Her main areas of interest are language teaching and learning in Higher Education as well as translation studies (theory and practice).

Her major translations include academic essays and books (e.g. Teaching Content through a Foreign Language: Teaching Methods in the Bilingual Classroom, Streeter, J. (ed), 2000). She has also worked as translator in various other areas, for example as German translator for the Canadian Ukrainian Opera Association.

She also has a particular interest in gender studies (feminism and women in the workplace).

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • GE301: Business Essay and Conversation classes for IB Final Year (module co-ordinator)
  • GE401: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
  • GE339: Exploring Zeitgeist: Politics, Culture and Society in Germany today

    Administrative roles

    • Director of the Year Abroad (SMLC)
    • Year Abroad Coordinator for study and work placements (German Studies)
    • Course Director for German and Business
    • Undergraduate Studies/ Teaching & Learning
    • Year 4 Language Coordinator (German Studies)
    • Faculty Education Committee member
    • SMLC Education Committee member
    • EDI and Wellbeing Champion
    • Admission support (Open Days)
    • Personal Tutor

    Selected publications

    • Stolpersteine - German in 10 minutes a day (University of Warwick Press), (2019), https://publishing.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/uwp/catalog/book/1 or: https://doi.org/10.31273/978-0-9934245-6-4
    • Why we cannot afford to lose Erasmus+ (with Silke Mentchen), https://www.ucml.ac.uk/news/340 (November 2016)see also: Association for Language Learning (ALL): https://www.all-languages.org.uk/news/brexit- update-february-2017/ (March 2017)
    • Herinneringen aan Hesse: achterhaald leesplezier of regelrechte actualiteit? in Hermann Hesse. Een biografie, Krans, Alfred (ed), (2011)
    • Hesses Gertrud, Hesse Page Journal (HPJ), Vol. IV, Nr. 5 (2004)
    • Ein Fach in der Krise – zur Situation von Germanistik und DaF an britischen Hochschulen (with Nicola Reimann), InfoDaf (2003)
    • Erinnerungen an Hesse: ├╝berholtes Lesevergn├╝gen oder unmittelbare Gegenwartsbezogenheit? Hesse Page Journal (HPJ), Vol. III, Nr. 15 (2002)
    • Teaching German Literature to First Year Students, Association for Language Learning (ALL), (2000)

    Qualifications

    • MA in German and English Language and Literature (Heidelberg)
    • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Sunderland)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Advice and Feedback Times

    2021-22:

    Monday, 2 - 3pm in H2.12

    or

    please email me to make an appointment via MS Teams

    Teaching 2021-22

    Undergraduate modules

    GE301: Business Essay and Conversation
    GE401: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
    GE339: Exploring Zeitgeist: Politics, Culture and Society in Germany today