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Erstes Staatsexamen (MA), (Freiburg, Germany 1995), Zweites Staatsexamen (Freiburg, Germany 1998)
Postgraduate University Degree in French as a Foreign Language (Mulhouse, France 1996)
3 Postgraduate Degrees in German as a Foreign Language from the Goethe-Institut and Universität Kassel (Munich, Kassel, Germany 2000-2003)
Florian has been studying languages (French, English, Latin, Classical Greek, Italian, Swedish, in that order) for most of his life, and has native proficiency in German.
Since beginning teaching German as a Foreign Language in 1998, he has taught at six different institutions in Italy and Canada. His main employer in Italy was the Goethe-Institut, the most respected institution for teaching German as a Foreign Language worldwide, where he taught all levels including Business German. He also has experience teaching German literature and linguistics. At the Scuola Superiore Interpreti e Traduttori Vittoria, he taught an undergraduate seminar in German literature: Literatur danach? Deutsche Nachkriegsliteratur, as well as an undergraduate seminar in German Language and Linguistics.
Florian came to UBC in 2001 and has taught GERN 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 304 and 401 at the CENES Department. He aims to establish a good connection with his students, and to enable them to communicate in German and to develop their intercultural awareness. He feels very fortunate about the people he has the privilege to work with.
Second / Foreign Language Acquisition
German as a Foreign Language
Killam Teaching Prize 2023