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Carolin Fuchs

Professional Background

Educational Background

2005 Ph.D., Institut für Anglistik (Department of English Studies), Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany.          

1997 M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Certificate in Teaching Foreign Language, Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA. With distinction.        

1995 State-Certified Translator for the English Language (Special Field: Law; Minor: French), Sprachen und Dolmetscherinstitut München (Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreting), Munich, Germany.

Scholarly Interests

Technology-based language teaching and learning, electronic literacies, language play, content-based instruction, task/based teaching and learning, corpus linguistics, sociocultural theory, dynamic assessment, intercultural learning, pragmatic competence, and (electronic) portfolios.

Selected Publications

curriculum vitae

Fuchs, C. (accepted). Computer-mediated task design: Language student teachers' expectations and realizations. Letras & Letras. 

Vandergriff, I. & Fuchs, C. (accepted). Humor support in synchronous computer-mediated classroom discussions. "font-style: italic; ">Humor."font-style: normal; "> 

Fuchs, C. (2009a). Digital natives and their self-rated electronic literacy skills: Empirical findings from a survey study in German secondary schools. In R. Oxford & J. Oxford (Eds.), "font-style: italic; ">Second language teaching and learning in the net generation (pp. 31-52). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Vandergriff, I. & Fuchs, C. (2009b). Does CMC promote language play? Calico Journal 27(1), 26-47.

Fuchs, C. (2009c). Converting text activities into meaningful tasks: Results from an Internet-mediated student teacher project. In L. Stone & C. Wilson-Duffy (Eds.), "font-style: italic; ">Task-Based III: Expanding the range of tasks through the Web (pp. 13-35). International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT). 

Fuchs, C. (2007). Pre-service teachers as intercultural learners in CMC-based collaboration: The case of The Literature Group. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 13.

Fuchs, C. (2006a). Exploring German pre-service teachers' electronic and professional literacies. ReCALL, 18(2), 174-192.

Fuchs, C. (2006b). Computer-mediated negotiation across borders: German-American collaboration in language teacher education. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Europischer Verlag der Wissenschaften.

Fuchs, C. (2005). CMC-based model learning in language teacher education: A German-American telecollaboration. In Thompson, I., & Hiple, D. (Eds.), Selected papers from the 2004 NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction (pp. 141-156). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

biographical information

Carolin Fuchs, PhD, is Lecturer in the TESOL/Applied Linguistics Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining Teachers College, she conducted research and taught at UC Berkeley, Penn State University, University of Phoenix, and Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her research interests within technology-based language learning and teacher education include multiliteracies, language play, and Web 2.0 tools. She has conducted telecollaborative projects with participants at institutions in China, Cyprus, England, Germany, Japan, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and South Africa. The nature of her research agenda is illustrated by publications and presentations at conferences in the US and in Europe.

professional experiences

9/2007-present

 

 

Lecturer, Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY

 

Currently teachihg CALL, Methods, Practicum in the TESOL & Applied Linguistics Program.

 

10/2005-8/2007

 

 

Research Scholar, Department of French, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Conducted survey study on electronic literacy skills and access and use of computer technologies in German secondary schools.

 

9/2006-7/2007

 

 

Online Faculty, Axia College of University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

 

Taught various sections of Effective Persuasive Writing and Utilizing Information in College Writing.

 

1/2007-5/2007

 

 

Lecturer, Department of German, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Taught Elementary German course.

 

8/2004-12/2004

 

 

Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

 

Collaborated in building Telekorp, a bilingual English-German learner corpus (http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/a/jab63/Telekorp.html); co-taught and researched under-graduate German telecollaborative language course in conjunction with the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany

 

4/2002-7/2002, 10/2002-2/2003

 

Teacher Educator, Institut für Anglistik, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany.

 

 

Designed and co-taught two technology-based courses (Hauptseminare) for preservice teachers in collaboration with the Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA, and  the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany

 

10/2001-2/2003

 

Research Assistant, Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität (Center for Media and Interactivity), Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Gießen, Germany.

 

 

Co-authored grant proposal for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) on web-supported language learning platform Learning German with‘jetzt online:’ http://www.goethe.de/z/jetzt/deindex.htm; participated in interdisciplinary research colloqium (Claus Leggewie). 

 

9/2000-5/2001

 

Head of German Studies Department, Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Supervised and trained Language Program Administration intern and MA Teaching Foreign Language candidates; administrated Business German exams; organized study abroad with the Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Weimar-Erfurt, Germany; coordinated German Winter Intensive Language Program.

 

1/2000-5/2000, 

9/2000-12/2000

 

Research Assistant, Kade Language and Technology Center, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Developed and taught online Business German course; participated in distance learning evaluation group. 

 

1/1999-8/2000

 

Visiting Professor, German Studies Department, Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Designed curricula and taught various German courses to MA degree candidates in  MBA, International Policy Studies, Public Administration. 

 

1/1998-8/2000

 

Visiting Professor, English Studies Department, Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Designed curricula and taught various (summer intensive) courses, e.g., English for Academic Purposes, Business English for International MBA Students, Public Speaking for International MA degree candidates, Academic Speaking and Listening Skills, Academic Writing.

 

1/1998-8/2001

 

 

German Instructor, Custom Language Services, Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Taught German in Summer Intensive Language Program; coordinated and recruited faculty for the German Winter Intensive Language Program 1999.

 

9/1999-12/1999

1/1998-8/1999

 

English Instructor, ESP, Intensive ESL Program,The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Co-developed curriculum and co-taught Business Communication for Korean Executives; designed curriculum and taught Grammar, Oral Skills for Italian Translation & Interpretation students, Culture, Multimedia,ESL Advanced Grammar.

 

6/1997-8/1997, 6/2000-8/2000

 

English Instructor, The Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.

 

 

Co-taught ESL at an advanced level to Translation & Interpretation students.

 

7/2006-8/2007

 

English Instructor, Brandon College, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Taught ESL and Business English at all levels.     

 

12/2006-1/2007

 

Writer for Online Course Items, Thomson ELT, Boston, MA 02210.

 

Created lesson modules for online course development project.

 

 

 

publications

Fuchs, C. (2011a). Constraints and affordances of a collaborative online tool in language teacher education. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning (IJTTL) 7(2), 152-173. 

Fuchs, C. (2011b). Successful task negotiation via Moodle - A cross-institutional case study in teacher education. Journal of Linguistic and Language Teaching 2(1).

Fuchs, C. (2010). Cross-Institutional Blending in Teacher Education - A Case Study. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning 2(2), 30-49.

Fuchs, C. (2009a). Digital natives and their self-rated electronic literacy skills: Empirical findings from a survey study in German secondary schools. In R. Oxford & J. Oxford (Eds.), Second language teaching and learning in the net generation (pp. 31-52). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Fuchs, C. (2009b). Converting text activities into meaningful tasks: Results from an Internet-Mediated Student Teacher Project. In L. Stone & C. Wilson-Duffy (Eds.), Task-Based III: Expanding the Range of Tasks Through the Web (pp. 13-35). International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT). 

Fuchs, C. (2009c). Computer-mediated task design: Language student teachers' expectations and realizations. Letras & Letras, Uberlandia 25(2) 37-64.

Vandergriff, I. & Fuchs, C. (2009). Does CMC promote language play? Exploring humor in two modalities. Calico Journal 27(1), 26-47.

Fuchs, C. (2008). Electronic Literacy and Media Competence in German Secondary Schools. [Online report.].   

Fuchs, C. (2007). Pre-service teachers as intercultural learners in CMC-based collaboration: The case of The Literature Group. Journal of Intercultural Communication,13.

Fuchs, C. (2006a). Exploring German pre-service teachers' electronic and professional literacies. ReCALL, 18(2), 174-192.

Fuchs, C. (2006b). Computer-mediated negotiation across borders: German-American collaboration in language teacher education. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Europischer Verlag der Wissenschaften.

Fuchs, C. (2005a). CMC-based model learning in language teacher education: A German-American telecollaboration. In Thompson, I., & Hiple, D. (Eds.). Selected papers from the 2004 NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction (NetWork#44) [HTML document] (pp. 141-156). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Fuchs, C. (2005b). Book review: Applied linguistics and language teacher education (2005), Bartels, N. (Ed.), Springer. Zeitschrift fr Fremdsprachenforschung, 16(2), 2005, 1-12. Berlin: Paedagogischer Zeitschriftenverlag.

Fuchs, C. (2005c). Strategies for overcoming challenges in computer-mediated communication (CMC) courses: A German-American teacher education project using FirstClass. Neusprachliche Mitteilungen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, 58 [News from modern language research and classroom teaching.], 47-56.

Fuchs, C. (2005d). The potential of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in task-based language teacher education. In Mller-Hartmann, A., & Schocker-von Ditfurth, M. (Eds.),  Aufgabenorientierung im Fremdsprachenunterricht - Task-based language learning and teaching.  Festschrift fr Michael K. Legutke (pp. 299-308). Tbingen: Narr.

Fuchs, C. (2004). A call for technology-based model learning: German-American telecollaboration in language teacher education. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 1 (2004), 3886-3891.

Fuchs, C. (2003a). Negotiating over a distance: The challenges of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in foreign language teacher education. In M.K. Legutke, & D. Roesler (Eds.), Fremdsprachenlernen mit digitalen Medien.  Beitrge des Giessener Forschungskolloquiums. [Foreign language learning with computer technologies. Articles by the Giessen research colloquium.] (pp. 179-208).Tbingen: Narr.

Fuchs, C. (2003b). Community-building and group negotiation processes in computer-mediated communication: An American-German teacher education project from the student teacher's perspective. The student experience in online and hybrid courses, 8th Annual Teaching in the Community College (TCC) Online Conference, University of Hawai'i, April 22-24, 2003.

Fuchs, C. (2002a). Deutsch lernen mit jetzt online': Der Einsatz einer Internet-gesttzten Lernsoftware im Fremdsprachenunterricht wird erforscht. (Learning German with jetzt online:' Researching the use of an Internet-based software for foreign language teaching.) Spiegel der Forschung Schwerpunkt ZMI, 19(2), 79-81.Monsheim: Verlag fr Marketing und Kommunikation.

Fuchs, C. (2002b). Fremdsprachenlernen mit den Neuen Medien. [Learning foreign languages with new media.] Sozial Extra, 26(9), 26-28. Leverkusen: Leske & Budrich.

Fuchs, C. (2001a). Munich - Monterey online: Integrating email and chat to foster reading and writing skills in a distance learning course. In Y. Saito-Abbott, R. Donovan, T.F. Abbott, & P. Kennedy, (Eds.), Digital Stream 2000: Emerging technologies in teaching languages and cultures (pp. 147-165). San Diego State University, CA: The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC).

Fuchs, C. (2001b). Teaching effective reading techniques. Teaching speaking and listening skills through video. In J.F. Lalande (Ed.), Teaching ideas VI - A collection of successful classroom strategiesCherry Hill, NJ: American Association of Teachers of German, Inc. (pp. 15-16).

Fuchs, C. (2000). Report or ad? Using a concordancer in ESP. In K. Ryan (Ed.), Recipes for wired teachers (pp. 120-123). Nagoya, Japan: Japan Association for Language Teaching - Computer Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group (JALTCALLSIG) (with Angela Dadak).

professional organization membership

Since 2007   EUROCALL (European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning)

Since 2006   AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics)

Since 2001   DGFF: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (German  Association for Foreign Language Research)         

Since 1998   AATG: American Association of Teachers of German

Since 1997   TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

2003-2006   AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

professional presentations

honors and awards

Recipient, 7/2003-3/2006, Ph.D. Scholarship, Hans Böckler Stiftung (Hans Böckler Foundation).

Recipient ($800 conference award), 7/2004, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) Distance Education, Distributed Learning & Language Instruction Symposium, University of Hawai’i at Manoa campus in Honolulu, HI, July 27-30, 2004.   

doctoral dissertations sponsored

Cheon, H.(2012). Linguistic Affordances of Korean-English Tandem Learning.

A&HL 4077: TESOL classroom practices

Introduction to the major language teaching methods and approaches that have been influential in the 20th century. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar

A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4164: TESOL methodologies: Language for specific purposes

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4165: TESOL methodologies: English for academic purposes

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4166: TESOL methodologies: Computer-assisted language learning

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4169: TESOL methodologies: Literature in the ESOL class

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4174: TESOL methodologies: Teaching second language grammar

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4180: TESOL methodologies: Trends in TESOL metholodogies

Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 5011: Technology-based language teaching and material design

Focuses on how social media and Internet-mediated communication are used in language teaching. Main emphasis is placed on fostering intercultural learning and multiliteracies in hybrid or blended instruction formats.  


A&HL 5301: Practicum I : Integrated Skills

Helps student teachers refine their understanding of, and skills in, implementing and reflecting on their English language teaching. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.

 

A&HL 6303: Practicum II: Reading

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching reading within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.

 

A&HL 6304: Practicum II: Writing

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching writing within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.

 

Documents & Papers

Vandergriff, I. & Fuchs, C. (2009). Does CMC promote language play? Exploring humor in two modalities. Calico Journal, 27(1).

Download: Does CMC Promote Language Play? Exploring Humor in Two Modalities [Word]

Fuchs, C. (2009c). Computer-mediated task design: Language student teachers' expectations and realizations. Letras & Letras, Uberlandia 25(2), 37-64.

Download: Computer-mediated task design: Language student teachers' expectations and realizations [PDF]

Fuchs, C. (2006a). Exploring German pre-service teachers' electronic and professional literacies. ReCALL, 18(2), 174-192.

Download: Exploring German Pre-Service Teachers' Electronic and Professional Literacies [Word]

Fuchs, C. (2008). Electronic literacy and media competence in German secondary schools. (Online report).

Download: Electronic Literacy and Media Competence Survey Study Report [Word]

Fuchs, C. (2007). Pre-service teachers as intercultural learners in CMC-based collaboration: The case of The Literature Group. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 13.

Download: Pre-Service Teachers as Intercultural Learners in CMC Based Collaboration: The Case of the Literature Group [Word]

Fuchs, C. (2005b). Book Review: Applied linguistics and language teacher education (2005), Bartels, N. (Ed.), Springer. Zeitschrift fur Fremdsprachenforschung, 16(2), 1-12. Berlin: Padigogischer Zeitschrift Enverlag.

Download: Book Review: Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education [Word]