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Michael Hager

Associate Professor of German Contact info michael.hager@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 324 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2325 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tue 12 - 1 pm & by appointment Classes 2016-17 GER 100YF Introduction to German I (L0201) GER 200YF Introduction to German II (L0301) GER 200YS Introduction to German II (L0301) GER 370HF Business Culture 1 GER 372HS Business Culture 2 Background Dr. Phil. Freie Universität Berlin 1988 Michael Hager is uniquely qualified because of his professional background in Second Language Acquisition and because of his work experience in the German business world. He lived and worked in Berlin for 20 years and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Applied German Linguistics at the Free University of Berlin. He also worked 14 years at Siemens AG in Berlin teaching English and German as a Second Language. Currently he is responsible for Business German in the German Department at the University of Toronto. Books Hager, Michael and Ulrike Brisson. 2006. Deutsch im Alltag. Toronto: Thomson. Hager, Michael. 2003. Deutsch im Berufsalltag, Boston: Thomson. Hager, Michael. 1994. Target Fluency. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press. Articles Hager, Michael. 2007. "Teaching Intercultural Competence in Beginning ... Read More »

Alexandra Hoffman

Lecturer Contact info sasha.hoffman@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 326 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2327 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tue 11-12, Wed 12-1, and by appointment Classes 2016-17 GER 360HF Intermediate Yiddish GER 367HF Introduction to Yiddish Humour GER 260Y Elementary Yiddish (Spring) GER 462HS Advanced Yiddish Background Sasha received a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2012, with a dissertation focused on humorous representations of oppression within the writing of four classical Yiddish and Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Sholem Aleykhem, and Modkhe Spector. Among other things, Sasha is a student and a teacher of Yiddish language and culture, with a particular interest in leftist and women's writing.   Read More »

Elisa Leonzio

Visiting Professor Contact info elisa.leonzio@german.hu-berlin.de Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 304 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4   Background MA (University of Turin, 2003), PhD (University of Turin and FU Berlin, 2008): Postdoctoral research fellow (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Caroline von Humboldt Fellowship): German literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment, Literature and science, comparative literature and translation studies.   Read More »

Grażyna Jurewicz

Visiting Professor Contact info jurewicz@em.uni-frankfurt.de Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 312 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4  Background Dr. Grażyna Jurewicz, Assistant Professor at the Martin Buber Chair for Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt, received her PhD from the University of Potsdam (Germany). Dr. Jurewicz' research focuses on Jewish and German Enlightenment, Conceptual History, Philosophy of Religion (especially in the 18th and 19th century), and Edition Philology. Currently, she is working on philosophical self-concepts of Judaism in the period between 1792 and 1880. For more information, please visit Dr. Jurewicz' home institution website: https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/41086495/jurewicz   Read More »