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Diane Richardson

Lecturer in German
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Office Hours — Fall 2020

Research interest and background

  • I am interested in all aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching: in particular, a literacies-based approach and enhancing language learners’ multilingual and multicultural awareness.  I have published on incorporating ambiguity, linguistic landscapes, and digital gaming into the language learning experience.

Teaching background

  • I have taught a wide variety of beginning to advanced German language and culture classes, including face-to-face and online versions, as well as for study abroad and immersion programs.  Before coming to the University of Florida, I taught German at Middlebury College, the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the University of Arizona.

Courses taught:

  • GER 1130 — Beginning Intensive German 1
  • GER 1131 — Beginning Intensive German 2
  • GER 2225 — Online Intermediate German
  • GER 3413 — Advanced German Listening Comprehension and Speaking (web course)
  • GER 4482 Cultural Identity and Intercultural Competence