Teaching

Teaching

A group of students are holding a spartan flag with a castle in the background.
My students and I in Germany (summer 2016).

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching is informed by the following principles:

  1. Address individual students’ needs
  2. Connect students’ learning to the real world
  3. Incorporate computer assisted language teaching mindfully

 

Awards

  • 2017 Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University

 

Courses Taught

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

 

Workshops

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.