Prof. Dr. Claudia Fink­beiner

2013 Teaching Innovation Award University of Kassel: „Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL). A competence based model of professionalization of EFL university students in four year study programs in the languages English, French and Spanish and the subject history“
2011|Teaching Innovation Award University of Kassel: „A competence based model of professionalization of EFL university students in four year study programs. Aim: development of strategy-based diagnostic litercay competence“
2010 Ars Legendi Prize, Final Stage
2008 Koerber Award for the project "Teaching the Power to Empower, The ABCs-Model: A Catalyst for intercultural Learning and teaching" within the framework of Usable "Empowerment. Empowering People" (together with Dr. Eva Wilden).
2005 DAAD Scholarship: Turkish German Socrates/Erasmus Seminar Nov. 5th-10th 2005, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey.
2004 Award of the International Committee of the National Reading Conference (NRC), USA. 54th Annual Meeting.
2003 DAAD Scholarship (Scholar Exchange with Warsaw, Poland).
2001 Award of the Multicultural Issues Committee for the National Reading Conference, presented during the 51st Annual Meeting of the American National Reading Association (Dec 4, 2001): "This honor is a way for the organization to recognize Prof. Finkbeiner's line of literacy research and show its commitment to her membership in the NRC."
1997 National award for foreign language acquisition research of the University of Goettingen, Germany: "Outstanding empirical-pedagogical and methodological dissertation".
1996-1997 Scholarship for post-doctoral studies awarded by the German Research Society.
since 1995 Annual research scholarships of the DFG for international congresses in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and Canada.
1994-1996 Scholarship for post-doctoral studies: Research Group "Didactics of Intercultural Understanding", Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Lothar Bredella).
1992 Outstanding Innovative Ideas for Foreign Language Teaching, awarded by Ernst-Klett Textbook Publishers, FMF National Conference 1992, Freiburg, Germany.
1990-1993 Scholarships for doctoral studies: by the Department of State for Sciences and Humanities and the Department of State for Education and Cultural Affairs, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Program for Young Scholars and Researchers).
   

Professor of Research on Teaching & Learning Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication

University of Kassel
Faculty of Humanities
Foreign Language Research & Intercultural Communication
Kurt-Wolters-Street 5
34125 Kassel

+49 561 804-3353
+49 561 804-3721

cfink(at)uni-kassel.de

President of the Association for Language Awareness

 

Fields of re­search

Fields of Research

  • Language Awareness & Cultural Awareness
  • Foreign Language Research
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Didactics of English
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Literacy and Reading Research
  • Interests, Motivation
  • Learning and Reading Strategies
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Blended Learning, e-learning
  • Holistic, action-oriented Learning
Vita
August 2013Visiting Western Oregon University, Monmouth, USA
July 2013Visiting University of Hull/UK and University of Leicester/UK
May 2013Visiting Kocaeli University, Ismit, Turkey
February/March 2013Zhiqiang Guest Professor at Shanghai University, Shanghai China
January 2013Visiting Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway
July 2012Guest professor, M.A. course at Concordia University Montreal, Canada
May 2012Visiting University of Linköping, Sweden Co-organization of an international workshop for doctoral students
November 2011Visiting University of Umeå, Sweden
September 2011Guest Professor, M.A. Course, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
January 2011W 3 (Full) Professor of English and American Studies: Research on Teaching & Learning Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication at the University of Kassel, Germany.
November 2010Nomination for a Professorship “Didactics of Multilingualism with focus on English as a Foreign Language”, University of Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences.
February 2010Guest Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Wellington, New Zealand
October 2008Guest Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland, M.A. Course on „Didactics on Foreign Languages“
June 2007Guest Professor, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
August 2004Nomination for a professorship at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Tenure Track Appointment
March 2004Nomination for a professorship at Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York, USA, Tenure Track Appointment
2003/2004Guest Professor, University of Western Oregon, Oregon, USA
November 2000Guest Professor, Stanford University, Cal., USA, School of Education
2000/2001Guest professor, Berkeley University, California, USA
since October 1999C4 (Full) Professor of English and American Studies: Research on Teaching & Learning Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication at the University of Kassel, Germany.
September 1999Nomination for a C4 professorship at the University of Kassel, Germany.
February 1999Nomination for a C4 professorship at the University of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
since 1998C3 Professor of English and American Studies: Research on Teaching & Learning Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication at the University of Kassel, Germany.
1997-1998Guest Professor of English and American Studies: Research on Teaching & Learning Foreign Language and Intercultural Communication at the University of Kassel, Germany.
1996-1997Post-graduate studies (scholarship awarded by the German Research Society)Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Taipei Norma University, Taiwan.
1994-1996Post-graduate studies Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany
1994Ed.D. (summa cum laude), English, Educational Psychology, Education; University of Heidelberg, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Dr. J.-P. Timm.
1990-1994Graduate Studies, Heidelberg & Karlsruhe; dissertation research.
until 1997Lecturer in TESOL, State Institute for Teacher Training at Ludwigsburg, Germany, and Teachers Training College at Heidelberg, Germany.
until 1994Teacher for English as a Foreign Language and Physical Education in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Awards
2019-2021Teaching Innovation Award of the University of Kassel, funding of the project "Digitalisation of teaching by using videos"
2019Second Award in the framework of the Hesse Price of Excellence in Teaching, Hesse State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, videoclip of the project: wissenschaft.hessen.de/video/fremdsprachen-lehren-und-austausch-foerdern
2016-2018Teaching Innovation Award of the University of Kassel; funding of the project: "Cooperative Learning Online: Students from Israel and Germany work together"
2015 International Travel Award of the "Literay Research Association (LRA), International Research on Literacy Teaching and Teacher Education Study Group" in the framework of the 65. LRA Annual Meeting "Literacy, Equity, Imagination" in Carlsbad, Kalifornien, USA
2013-2014 "Teaching Innovation Award University of Kassel: „Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL). A competence based model of professionalization of EFL university students in four year study programs in the languages English, French and Spanish and the subject history“
2012-2014"Teaching Innovation Award University of Kassel: „A competence based model of professionalization of EFL university students in four year study programs. Aim: development of strategy-based diagnostic litercay competence“
2010Nominated for Final Ars Legend Teaching Award of Excellence Germany.
2008Koerber Award for the project "Teaching the Power to Empower, The ABCs-Model: A Catalyst for intercultural Learning and teaching" within the framework of Usable "Empowerment. Empowering People" (together with Dr. Eva Wilden).
2005DAAD Scholarship: Turkish German Socrates/Erasmus Seminar Nov. 5th-10th 2005, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey.
2004Award of the International Committee of the National Reading Conference (NRC), USA. 54th Annual Meeting.
2003DAAD Scholarship (Scholar Exchange with Warsaw, Poland).
2001Award of the Multicultural Issues Committee for the National Reading Conference, presented during the 51st Annual Meeting of the American National Reading Association (Dec 4, 2001): "This honor is a way for the organization to recognize Prof. Finkbeiner's line of literacy research and show its commitment to her membership in the NRC."
1997National Doctoral Thesis Award for foreign language acquisition research of the University of Goettingen, Germany: "Outstanding empirical-pedagogical and methodological dissertation".
1996-1997Scholarship for post-doctoral studies awarded by the German Research Society.
since 1995Numerous research grants to attend international conferences in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Canada and elsewhere.
1994-1996Scholarship for post-doctoral studies: Research Group "Didactics of Intercultural Understanding", Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Lothar Bredella).
1992"Outstanding Innovative Ideas for Foreign Language Teaching", awarded by Ernst-Klett Textbook Publishers, FMF National Conference 1992, Freiburg, Germany.
1990-1993Scholarships for doctoral studies: by the Department of State for Sciences and Humanities and the Department of State for Education and Cultural Affairs, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Program for Young Scholars and Researchers).

Edu­ca­tion and De­grees

September 2011

Guest Professor, M.A. Course, Concordia University Montreal, Canada

January 2011

W 3 (Full) Professorof Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Research, & Intercultural Communication / Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
at the University of Kassel, Germany.

November 2010

Nomination for a Professorship at the „Ordinariate Didactics of Multilingualism” with focus on Didactics of English as a Foreign Language“, University of Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences.

February 2010

Guest Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Wellington, New Zealand

October 2008

Guest Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland, M.A. Course  on „Didactics on Foreign Languages“

June 2007

Guest Professor, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia

August 2004

Nomination for a professorship at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Tenure Track Appointment

March 2004

Nomination for a professorhip at Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York, USA, Tenure Track Appointment

2003/2004

Guest Professor, University of Western Oregon, Oregon, USA

November 2000

Guest Professor, Stanford University, Cal., USA, School of Education

2000/2001

Guest professor, Berkeley University, California, USA

since October 1999

C4 (Full) Professor of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Research, & Intercultural Communication / Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
at the University of Kassel, Germany.

September 1999

Nomination for a C4 professorship at the University of Kassel, Germany.

February 1999

Nomination for a C4 professorship at the University of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

since 1998

C3 Professor of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Research, & Intercultural Communication / Teaching of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Kassel, Germany.

1997-1998

Guest Professor of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Research, & Intercultural Communication / Teaching of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Kassel, Germany.

1996-1997

Post-graduate studies (scholarship awarded by the German Research Society)
Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Taipei Norma University, Taiwan.

1994-1996

Post-graduate studies
Justus Liebig University, Gießen, Germany

1994

Ed.D. (summa cum laude), English, Educational Psychology, Education; University of Heidelberg, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Dr. J.-P. Timm.

1990-1994

Graduate Studies, Heidelberg & Karlsruhe; dissertation research.

until 1997

Lecturer in TESOL, State Institute for Teacher Training at Ludwigsburg, Germany, and Teachers Training College at Heidelberg, Germany.

until 1994

Teacher for English as a Foreign Language and Physical Education in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Awards and Schol­ar­ships

2011

Lehrinnovationswettbewerb der Universität Kassel: Förderung des Projektes „Ein kompetenzorientiertes Professionalisierungsmodell für Englisch-Lehramtsstudierende mit dem Ziel strategiegestützter Literacyfähigkeit“

2010

Ars Legendi Prize, Final Stage

2008

Koerber Award for the project "Teaching the Power to Empower, The ABCs-Model: A Catalyst for intercultural Learning and teaching" within the framework of USable "Empowerment. Empowering People" (together with Dr. Eva Wilden).

2005

DAAD Scholarship: Turkish German Socrates/Erasmus Seminar Nov. 5th
-10th 2005, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey.

2004

Award of the International Committee of the National Reading Conference (NRC), USA. 54th Annual Meeting.

2003

DAAD Scholarship (Scholar Exchange with Warsaw, Poland).

2001

Award of the Multicultural Issues Committee for the National Reading Conference, presented during the 51st Annual Meeting of the American National Reading Association (Dec 4, 2001): "This honor is a way for the organization to recognize Prof. Finkbeiner's line of literacy research and show its commitment to her membership in the NRC."

1997

National award for foreign language acquisition research of the University of Goettingen, Germany: "Outstanding empirical-pedagogical and methodological dissertation".

1996-1997

Scholarship for post-doctoral studies awarded by the German Research Society.

since 1995

Numerous research grants to attend international conferences in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Canada, and elsewhere.

1994-1996

Scholarship for post-doctoral studies: Research Group "Didactics of Intercultural Understanding", Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany (Prof. Dr. Lothar Bredella).

1992

"Outstanding Innovative Ideas for Foreign Language Teaching", awarded by Ernst-Klett Textbook Publishers, FMF National Conference 1992, Freiburg, Germany.

1990-1993

Scholarships for doctoral studies: by the Department of State for Sciences and Humanities and the Department of State for Education and Cultural Affairs, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Program for Young Scholars and Researchers).