Nikolaus Euba

Nikolaus Euba

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University

(FUBiS)

Language Coordinator

Email
fubis[at]fubis.org

Nikolaus Euba directs the German Language Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches language courses and seminars in language pedagogy. His research interest include questions of literacy and language teaching and learning and he is co-author of the intermediate textbook Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe.

In 2013, he received the “Outstanding German Educator Award” from the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). This award is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to the German teaching profession.

  • 1994
    Magister Artium (M.A.): Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
    Deutsch als Fremdsprache, American Studies, German Linguistics
    Thesis: "Intercultural Misunderstandings between Germans and Americans"
    (Advisors: Prof. Dr. Dietrich Krusche / Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller)

Awards

  • AATG Outstanding Post-Secondary German Educator (2013)
  • UC Berkeley Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors (2007)              
  • University of South Carolina Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003)
  • “Best of South Carolina” Speaker Award for presentation at SCOLT Conference (2003)
  • Miami University Star Award for Excellence in Serving the Student Community (1998)
  • since 2003
    Language Program Director and Lecturer in German
    , University of California, Berkeley
    Teaching language and foreign language methodology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Directing German Language Program with ten different multi-section courses at five levels; responsible for all administrative aspects including curriculum development and implementation, placement testing, advising, and training and supervision of Graduate Student Instructors. Certified ACTFL OP tester, Director of national DAAD-sponsored methodology workshops for Teaching Assistants and Junior Faculty.
  • since 2010
    Language Program Coordinator
    FUBiS Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
    Coordinate over twenty German language courses at six different levels including placement procedures and testing materials development; supervise and train over twenty lecturers; cooperate in curriculum development and revision.
  • since 2004
    Tester-Trainer/Auditor
    College Board Advanced Placement Program
    Part of leadership team at the annual German AP Reading; collaborate on developing and improving grading rubrics, train readers in applying rubrics, oversee readers in grading exams, monitor consistency and reliability, prepare reports and publications. Audit High School syllabi to be approved for AP certification.
  • 2005 - 2008
    Director, UC Berkeley German Summer Workshop in Berlin/ Instructor of German
    University of California, Berkeley/ FUBiS Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
  • 1999 - 2003 
    Instructor of German, and Basic Courses Director

    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
  • 1993 - 1999
    Instructor of German, and Director of the German Language Floor

    Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Books:          

  • Literarische Lesewerkstatt DaF & DaZ: Literatur Lesen Lernen B1/B2. With Chantelle Warner.
    Edited by Renate Riedner and Michael Dobstadt. Stuttgart: Klett, forthcoming.
  • Welten: Beginning German. With Prisca Augustyn. Boston: Heinle / Cengage, 2016.
  • Welten: Workbook for Beginning German. With Prisca Augustyn. Boston: Heinle / Cengage, 2016.
  • Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. 3rd Edition. With Prisca Augustyn.
    Boston: Heinle / Cengage, 2015.
  • Stationen: Arbeitsbuch für die Mittelstufe. 3rd Edition. With Prisca Augustyn.
    Boston: Heinle / Cengage, 2015.
  • Contributing Author: Workbook/LabManual, accompanying Fokus Deutsch: Beginning German.
    McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • Contributing Author: Workbook/LabManual, accompanying Fokus Deutsch: Beginning German 2.
    McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • Contributing Author: Workbook/LabManual, accompanying Fokus Deutsch: Intermediate German.
    McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Articles/Reviews:

  • “Towards a Multilingual Society? Current Issues in Language(s) Learning and Teaching
    in Germany”
    . Berkeley Language Center Newsletter 23/1 (2008).
  •  “Looking from the Eiffel Tower through the Brandenburg Gate at the Campanile:Claire Kramsch and the Teaching of German at UC Berkeley”. Occasional Papers of the Berkeley Language Center 1/1 (2008).
  • “Why Teach and Learn German in 2005? Articulating the Language Program at UC Berkeley”. Berkeley Language Center Newsletter 21/2 (2006).