We Teach Languages Episode 39: The GLCA Shared Languages Program with Gabriele Dillmann

In episode 39, Stacey interviews Gabriele Dillmann, an associate professor of German at Denison University, a liberal arts college in Ohio. Gabriele is the director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s Shared Languages Program, a project that aims to address issues facing upper-level under-enrolled language courses as well as broadening the course offerings for lesser-taught languages.

This episode also includes BONUS content! After you listen to the episode, check out the show notes for an additional 10 minute clip about the technology that makes Gabriele’s innovative work possible.


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Show Notes

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Gabriele teaches German language, German, Swiss and Austrian literature and culture and special seminars on psychoanalytic theory in the Modern Languages Department at Denison University, a residential liberal arts college near Columbus, Ohio. Her scholarly interests are vested in how digital technologies shape how we learn and teach now and in the near future. Her more traditional scholarship is in the area of German Romanticism and psychoanalytic theory, specifically suicide studies. Last year, she was awarded the Robertson Endowed Chair at her institution for her work in teaching, service, and scholarship. In addition to her teaching and research, she is the creator and director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association Crossroads Shared Languages Program for GLCA’s 13 consortial institutions.

You can find Gabriele Dillmann on Twitter @gabidillmann, her professional page, or by email

You can find more information about the Shared Languages Program at this website

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We Teach Languages Episode 22: Teaching College Arabic with Kari Neely

In episode 22, Sarah Arvidson interviews Kari Neely, an associate professor of Arabic, about some of the challenges associated with maintaining a college Arabic program through the third year. They discuss how Kari integrates native and heritage speakers into her third year course, which varieties of Arabic to teach and when, and how technology can help students acquire vocabulary.

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