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Iris Bork-Goldfield


Iris Bork-Goldfield, a native of Hamburg, Germany, earned her M.A. and doctorate in German as a Foreign Language at Munich University. She has taught at Dartmouth College and Fairfield University and has been an Adj. Associate Professor of German Studies at Wesleyan University (CT) since 2008. She has taught all levels of German, including courses on German literature and film. She has given numerous presentations and workshops on both teaching film and literature in the foreign language classroom.

Resistance in the former GDR
Starting with the founding of the GDR in 1949, young people resisted this authoritarian communist regime. The workshop offers teaching suggestions on this topic for students of German at the Intermediate High and Advanced level of German. The workshop can also be modified for courses taught in English. Keywords: History and Culture

New German Voices: Literature and Media in the German Language classroom
This workshop introduces short literary texts by German-speaking authors that will enrich language classes and/or German culture classes. Teaching materials include worksheets, audio, and video media for students from the Intermediate-Low to Advanced level of German. Keywords: Authentic Resources, Literatur im Unterricht

Jewish Life in Germany Today and Reflections of the Past
The workshop introduces texts, audio, and video materials that introduce students in a productive and inspiring way to what Germans and German Jews have been doing to remember the Holocaust. The materials are for students at the Intermediate to Advanced level of German. Keywords: History and Culture

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