Christina Frei is Executive Director of Language Instruction for the School of Arts & Sciences, Academic Director of the Penn Language Center, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Senior Lecturer in Foreign Language at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in constructivist curriculum design, intercultural communication, and diverse applications of technology for teaching and learning world languages and cultures.
In 2017, Christina Frei received two national teaching awards recognizing her contributions to Language and Teacher Education: The 2017 AATG Outstanding German Educator Award and the 2017 ACTFL-NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.
Christina Frei designed and implemented the curriculum of the FUBiS German language program.
University of Pennsylvania
Work in Progress
Augenblicke: German through Film, Media, and Texts, co-author Bridget Swanson, University of Vermont and Glenn Levine, University of California, Irvine. [485 pp., fully integrated online platform, and ancillary materials] under review with Klett Verlag.
“Teaching Perspectives: Intercultural Development at All Levels” with co-authors Deborah Page and Margaret Strair in The Language Educator, Jan/Feb 2018, pp. 44 – 48.
“Implication of the AP World Language Curriculum for University Language Programs” with co-authors Bridget Swanson, Glenn S. Levine, and Heather Willis Allen in The Interconnected Language Classroom: Critical Transitions and Interfaces in Articulated K-16 Contexts, Eds. Johanna Watzinger-Tharp and Per Urlaub. AAUSC Vol. 17, 2016, pp. 99 – 117.
Work in Progress