Erstes & Zweites Staatsexamen (Düsseldorf 1980, 1982) B.Ed., M.Ed. (1989, 2005 UBC, Brit.Col.)

Adelheid O’Brien is a 12-month lecturer in the department. She teaches in the German Language Program and is the coordinator of the German Reading Program. Her areas of specialization include second language acquisition and pedagogy, intercultural language learning and teaching, reading comprehension and the application of technology, curriculum and course design and development of instructional materials.

Courses currently teaching

Winter 2016

GERM110 Beginners' German II Sections

Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations, speak about past events and express ideas and hypotheses in German. See also GERM 433.

Winter 2016

GERM100 Beginners' German I Sections

Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations. See also GERM 433.

Winter 2016

GERM433 German for Reading Knowledge I Sections

A multimedia introduction to reading skills in German leading to a second year reading knowledge in just one term. Students are expected to work largely independently. Course restricted to beginners or to students with no more than one term of beginner's German (or equivalent).

Winter 2016

GERM434 German for Reading Knowledge II (Languages for special purposes) Sections

Multimedia teaching of reading skills in German for special purposes. Students are expected to work largely independently. Focuses on specific topics of the student's choice in the humanities, the natural sciences, economics/business and music and enhances skills in technical reading.