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Andrea Klaus MA CertEd HE FHEA

Andrea KlausAssociate Professor in German Studies

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

FAB 4.56, Faculty of Arts Building,
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

About

Andrea Klaus is Associate Professor (Teaching focused) 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 is external examiner at the University of Aston and acted previously as external examiner at the University of Cambridge and 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) and a Fellow of WIHEA (Warwick International Higher Education Academy).

Research interests

Her main areas of interest are language teaching and learning in Higher Education.

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.

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • GE201: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
  • GE401: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
  • GE339: Exploring Zeitgeist: Politics, Culture and Society in Germany today

    Administrative roles

    • Exams Secretary (German Studies)
    • Year Abroad Coordinator for work placements (German Studies)
    • Course Director for German and Business Studies
    • Undergraduate Studies/ Teaching & Learning
    • Year 4 Language Coordinator (German Studies)
    • 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)
    • 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), also: Herinneringen aan Hesse: achterhaald leesplizier of regelrechte actualiteit? in Hermann Hesse. Een biografie, Krans, Alfred (ed), (2011)
    • Teaching German Literature to First Year Students, Association for Language Learning (ALL), (2000)

    Conference papers

    • "Features of the academic essay from a multilingual perspective" (with Yuliia Lysanets, Poltava State Medical University, Ukraine), 2nd International Online Conference "Modern Trends in Foreign Languages Research and Teaching", Poltava, Ukraine, May 2023

    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

    2023-24:

    Monday, 11 - 12pm

    Term 3:

    Please send me an email to see me on MS Teams at another mutually convenient time.

    Teaching 2023-24

    Undergraduate modules:

    GE201: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes

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