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Katharina Barbe Receives Goethe-Institut/AATG Certificate of Merit

Friday, December 20, 2013   (1 Comments)
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Katharina Barbe of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois received the Goethe-Institut/AATG Certificate of Merit at the AATG’s recent meeting in Orlando.This award recognizes achievement in furthering the teaching of German in the US.

Katharina Barbeis chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Northern Illinois University. After completing studies in Berlin and Houston, she received her Ph.D. from Rice University in 1989, started her academic career at Northern Illinois University in 1990, and was appointed Associate Professor in 1996. She is a very active member of AATG both on the local and national level, and also the Goethe-Institut Trainernetzwerk. She has recently co-authored a book on preparing students for the new AP German exam, Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Prüfungstraining - AP® German Language and Culture

She received Northern Illinois University’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in recognition of her abilities — an award for which the recipients are selected by the students. A colleague comments, "Katharina is a leader at her university, in professional associations, in both German language teaching and linguistics, and as a publisher and reviewer of professional articles.”

Katharina Barbe excels in all areas related to the teaching profession. To mention just a few, she is an outstanding team player and manages to get people with different interests and backgrounds to work together. Her calm and friendly demeanor contributes to making her an excellent member of any team. She supports German programs by creating liaisons between school and university programs, frequently collaborating with colleagues at the K-12 level, and offering mini-sessions in a local elementary school.


John J. Capasso says...
Posted Monday, December 23, 2013
Check out this great article on Katharina Barbe's wonderful achievement!

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