Carly M. Lesoski

PhD Candidate in German Studies

Michigan State University

Full CV


Ph.D. Candidate in German Studies Michigan State University  (2014-Present)
     Graduate Certificate in College Foreign Language Teaching (2016)

BA in German Michigan State University  (2014)

Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant, Center for Language Teaching Advancement, Michigan State University (August 2017-present)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University (August 2016 – May 2017)  

Graduate Assistant, Humanities Without Walls Grant Proposal Preparation Team (August 2016 – October 2016)  

Graduate Assistant, CeLTA Language School, Michigan State University (August 2015 – present)

Lead Instructor, German for Kids Camp, CeLTA Language School, Michigan State University (July 2016)

Graduate Assistant, German Language and Culture in Mayen, Germany Study Abroad, Michigan State University (May – July 2016)

Select Recent Presentations

Lesoski, C. (September, 2017). Telecollaboration, Investment and Identity in the German Classroom. Technology for Second Language Learning Conference, Ames, IA.

Goertler, S., Brunsmeier, S., Lesoski, C., & Schenker, T. (May 2017). Assessing telecollaboration. CALICO Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Goertler, S., Brunsmeier, S., & Lesoski, C. (May 2017). Did we learn the lessons? Telecollaboration 2.0. CALICO Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Lesoski, C. (May 2016) Are you ready, yet? A reassessment of students’ technology usage and computer literacy. Paper presented at CALICO, East Lansing, MI.

Brunsmeier, S., Goertler, S. and Lesoski, C. (May 2016). Same but different: Developing both intercultural communicative competence and content knowledge through telecollaboration. Paper presented at CALICO, East Lansing, MI.


Courses Taught

  • First-year German face-to-face and online (GRM 101 and 102)
  • Third-year German: Oral Communication (GRM 325)     
  • Advanced German (GRM 420)
  • CeLTA Language School Classes
    • Advanced German for Teens
    • German for Teens Summer Camp
    • German for Kids Summer Camp


Lesoski, C. and Gacs, A. (October 2017) Moving it online, keeping it interactive: Tools and strategies for adapting your language class. 3.5 hour workshop presented at Michigan World Language Association Conference, Lansing, MI.

Lesoski, C. (April 2016). Effektives Lehren mit Technologie: Studenten im Klassenzimmer und darüber hinaus mit der Zielsprache engagieren (Teaching effectively with technology: Engaging students with the target language in the classroom and beyond). 3.5 hour CeLTA Immersion Workshop for Teachers of German, East Lansing, MI.

Lesoski, C. and Schaller, K. (April 2015) Kooperatives Lernen im Deutschunterricht (Cooperative learning in German class). 3.5 hour CeLTA Immersion Workshop for Teachers of German, East Lansing, MI.


  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (2017)
  • Michigan Campus Compact and Michigan State University Heart and Soul Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in German (2016)

Service and Outreach

  • Graduate Representative, German Program (2015 – 2016; 2017 – 2018)
  • German Help Room Facilitator, Center for Language Teaching Advancement (Fall 2015; Spring 2017)
  • Graduate Representative, College Curriculum Committee in Arts and Letters (2014 – 2015)
  • Gilman Global Experience Blog Writing Correspondent (2013 – 2014)