Julia Goetze

Julia Goetze

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
PhD, Georgetown University

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Julia Goetze's current research focuses on second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

She is particularly interested in the interrelationship of cognition, affect, and behavior in the foreign and second language classroom and their effects on language learning and teaching. Goetze's broader research interests are very interdisciplinary and include language teacher psychology, emotions in the foreign and second language classroom, foreign language pedagogy, as well as research methodology.

Spring 2019 Courses

Basic German: Core Course II (German 102D)

Continuation of German 101D. In preparation for more advanced academic study in German, this second course will further introduce students to fundamental German grammar, culture and history. It is comprised of a combination of situational lessons and tasks which will challenge their critical thinking abilities. Students in 102 will familiarize themselves with the language necessary to understand and give directions, apply for a job, and speak with a doctor; students will also read more advanced content such as Grimm's fairy tales and a text from Franz Kafka. Prerequisite: German 101D, the equivalent, or placement by examination.

    Teaching Practicum (German 5052)

    This course supports beginning university instructors during their first German courses at Washington University. It will be comprised of activity composition, discussion and microteaching with a focus on the following topics: a review of processing instruction, the national standards and the four skills in a cultural context, technology in the foreign language classroom, and appropriate strategies for feedback, assessment and motivation.

      Theory and Practice of Foreign Language Pedagogy (German 5053)

      This third course in the pedagogical series takes a look back and forward to inform future language instruction. Instructors in their second semester of teaching German at Washington University will consider various theories that have been employed for the purpose of second/foreign language acquisition and how these have been incorporated into or overlooked in contemporary SLA methodology. Students will be introduced to important journals as well as professional organizations that assist language instructors at all levels and will present one journal article of their choice to the class. They will also have an opportunity to begin construction of the materials portfolio - gathering exemplary syllabi, lesson plans and evaluations, and creating their first drafts of a statement of teaching philosophy to start them on these aspects of job market preparation. The course will be comprised of active class discussion and group and individual document development.