You are cordially invited to attend our fall meeting at Elon University, hosted by Scott Windham and David Neville. Our guest speaker is Mohamed Esa, president of AATG. Half of the meeting will be dedicated to a workshop on Kurzfilm im DaF-Unterricht; the remaining time will be spent discussing issues facing German at the national level.
The conference is made possible in part by the generous support of AATG.
Please feel free to remain for the business meeting. Agenda TBD.
Please plan to attend!
P.S. For those traveling to Elon on Friday, there are several good options for dinner near campus. Scott plans to have dinner with the guest speaker at Simply Thai, 2041 Timberline Station Rd (http://mysimplythai.com/), time TBD by Dr. Esa’s travel schedule. The restaurant is less than a mile from campus. Another option adjacent to campus is Pandora’s Pies on North Williamson Avenue: pizza, calzones, beer, and ice cream in an upbeat setting with plenty of students.
Dr. Mohamed Esa is Professor of German at McDaniel College, where he teaches courses at all levels, including Business German. He is also the academic advisor for the German Club. In addition to his service as AATG president, Dr. Esa is a member of the Board of Directors of the German Society of Maryland and has served on the board of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and as president of the Maryland Foreign Language Association and the Maryland/ DC Metro Chapter of the AATG.
Dr. Esa’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of: innovative teaching methodologies, technology in the classroom, proverbs and idioms, Migrantenliteratur, German women writers, and German novellas. For 20 years, he has offered workshops on Musik im Deutschunterricht, Sprichwörter und Redensarten im Deutschunterricht, Von Grimm bis Rammstein: Märchen im Deutschunterricht.
In 2013, Dr. Esa published a book entitled Wie Guys. Die Lieder der Band im Unterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Cornelsen Verlag). In 2012, together with Ingrid Zeller (Northwestern University), Dr. Esa published Kurzfilm. German Short Films and Activities Manual (Heinle & Heinle). In honor of Helene Zimmer-Loew, long time Executive Director of the AATG, he published the book Musik im Deutschunterricht: Der gezielte Einsatz. His current project is a book tentatively entitled Rammstein im Deutscnunterricht.
Dr. Esa has won numerous awards, including the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande, in Anerkennung der um die Bundesrepublik Deutschland erworbenen Besonderen Verdienste (2009); AATG‘s Outstanding German Educator of the Year (College-University Level) (2009); the Ira Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award at McDaniel College (2007); and a Certificate of Merit from the Goethe-Institut and AATG for outstanding achievements in furthering and encouraging the study of German language and culture in the USA.
In 2007, Dr. Esa was a semifinalist for the Maryland Language Teacher of the Year.
Kaffeeklatsch; Begrüßung (Gulewich, Windham)
Kurzfilm im DaF-Unterricht (Esa)
Q&A: Fragen an Mohamed Esa
Kaffee und Kuchen
Business Meeting (Gulewich)