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Colette van Kerckvoorde

Professor Colette van Kerckvoorde

Professor of German and French
Director, Writing and Thinking Workshop

Contact

Liebowitz Center for International Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Areas of Specialization

  • Germanic linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Pluricentrism

Interests

Research Interest: Teaching Austria and Switzerland, history of the German language, history of the French language

Teaching Interest: Linguistics, applied linguistics, language acquisition

Biography

MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MA, Geaggregeerd Licentiate in de Germaanse Filologie, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Belgium)
Kandidate in de Germaanse Filologie, Katholieke Universiteit te Brussel (Belgium)

Dr. van Kerckvoorde started her teaching career in Europe, where she taught Dutch and English as a Foreign Language. Before joining the faculty at Simon’s Rock College, she taught German at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a native of Belgium and is fluent in Dutch, French, German, and English. Dr. van Kerckvoorde has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 1987. 

Highlights

Publications

  • Kerckvoorde, Colette M. van. An Introduction to Middle Dutch. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1993.
  • Kerckvoorde, Colette M. van. A Descriptive Grammar of Jan Yperman's Cyrurgie. New York: Peter Lang, 1994.
  • Kerckvoorde, Colette M. van. “Adopting a Pluricentric Approach.” in Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German. Fall 2012, 45.2.

Conference Papers

  • February 2017. “Using STEM-Themes in the German Classroom” at the Annual Conference of the Northeast Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in New York, NY.
  • November 2015. “Nachhaltigkeit in Österreich: Die Wölfe kommen zurück” at the Annual Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Diego, CA.
  • November 2014. “The Sound of Music: Stereotypes of Austria” at the Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Antonio, TX.
  • March 2014. “A New Ethnolect: Kiezdeutsch” at the Annual Conference of the Northeast Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in Boston, MA.
  • November 2013. “Fostering Listening Comprehension of Standard Austrian German” at the Annual Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Orlando, FL.
  • November 2012. “More than Germany: Including Switzerland and Austria in the Classroom” at the Annual Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Philadelphia, PA.
  • April 2012. “How About a DACH-Approach?” at the Annual Conference of the Northeast Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in Baltimore, MD.
  • April 2011. “German as a Pluricentric Language: Implications for the Classroom” at the Annual Conference of the Northeast Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in Baltimore, MD.
  • November 2010. “Neue Volksmusik: Hubert von Goisern im Deutschunterricht” at the Annual Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Boston, MA.