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Andrea Klaus MA CertEd HE FHEA

Profile pictureSenior Teaching Fellow in German Studies

Course Director for German and Business Studies
Lead Year Abroad Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0)24 765 24480
Email: A dot G dot Klaus at warwick dot ac dot uk

H2.12, Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

About

Andrea Klaus studied English and German Language and Literature at the Universities of Heidelberg and Exeter and wrote her MA thesis on Thomas Hardy and D.H. Lawrence. Following an appointment as DAAD-Lektorin at the University of Sunderland where she also completed the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CertEd HE), she joined the University of Warwick where she is Senior Teaching Fellow in German Studies. She is currently external examiner at the University of Cambridge and acted previously as external examiner at the University of Sunderland. She became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2016. In 2017 she was awarded with a Teaching Excellence Certificate from WBS (Warwick Business School) for outstanding contribution to the undergraduate programmes.

Research interests

Her main areas of interest are translation studies (theory and practice) and language teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Her major translations include academic essays and books (e.g. Teaching Content through a Foreign Language: Teaching Methods in the Bilingual Classroom, Streeter, J. (ed), 2000). She has also worked as translator in various other areas, for example as German translator for the Canadian Ukrainian Opera Association.

She also has a particular interest in gender studies (feminism and women in the workplace).

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • GE201: German Essay Writing for Ger/Bus and IB (module co-ordinator)
  • GE201: conversation classes
  • GE301: Business Essay and Conversation classes for IB Final Year (module co-ordinator)
  • GE401: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
  • IB409: Business and Society in Contemporary Germany (in cooperation with Warwick Business School)

Postgraduate module

  • was convener for GE904: MA in Translation, Writing and Cultural Difference (which does not run this year)

Administrative roles

  • Course Director for German and Business
  • Lead Year Abroad Coordinator
  • Year 2 and Year 4 language convenor
  • Equality and Diversity officer
  • Disability officer
  • Admission support (Open Days)
  • Personal Tutor

Selected publications

see also: Association for Language Learning (ALL): https://www.all-languages.org.uk/news/brexit-update-february-2017/ (March 2017)

  • Herinneringen aan Hesse: achterhaald leesplezier of regelrechte actualiteit? in Hermann Hesse. Een biografie, Krans, Alfred (ed), (2011)
  • Hesses Gertrud, Hesse Journal, Vol. IV, Nr. 5 (2004)
  • Ein Fach in der Krise – zur Situation von Germanistik und DaF an britischen Hochschulen (with Nicola Reimann), InfoDaf (2003)
  • Erinnerungen an Hesse: ├╝berholtes Lesevergn├╝gen oder unmittelbare Gegenwartsbezogenheit? Hesse Journal, Vol. III, Nr. 15 (2002)
  • Teaching German Literature to First Year Students, Association for Language Learning (ALL) (2000)

Advice and Feedback Times

2017/18:

Monday, 2 - 3pm or by appointment



Teaching

Undergraduate modules

GE201: German Essay Writing for Ger/Bus and IB
GE201: conversation classes

GE301: Business Essay and Conversation for IB (Final Year)
GE401: German Essay Writing and Conversation classes
IB409: Business and Society in Contemporary Germany (in cooperation with Warwick Business School)