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Heiko Everwien ter Haseborg, PhD

Teaching Assistant Professor,
Curriculum and Instruction, and German Language

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

Office: 604E  Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-7139

Originally from Bremen, Germany, Heiko Everwien ter Haseborg joined WVU as a graduate student in 2005. Having already earned a MA in Foreign Languages/TESOL, he also earned an MA in Secondary Education. He completed his doctoral work in 2012 with his dissertation on the topic of learner autonomy in foreign language learning. Heiko has taught a wide range of courses, which follow two general strands. One area of his teaching is concentrated in Curriculum and Instruction. In this field, he has taught courses on curriculum evaluation, cultural diversity, world language curriculum development and assessment, as well as beginning-level courses in WVU’s 5-year teacher education program. Second, he also teaches German language courses for WVU’s Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. Here, he has taught courses ranging from beginning to advanced German, as well as German history and culture. Heiko has also co-authored an AP German textbook titled “Neue Blickwinkel”; and, in 2015, he received the Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article on Language Teaching Techniques. His research interests include world language pedagogy, curriculum development and evaluation, assessment, learner autonomy, applied linguistics, and second language acquisition. 

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