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Jasmin Hirschberg

Academic Coordinator & Tutor



  • B.A. (Dortmund University, Germany / University of Virginia, USA)
  • M.A (Dortmund University, Germany)
  • Ph.D (University of Alberta in progress)


Jasmin Hirschberg was born and raised in Germany and studied English and German for upper and lower secondary level education at the University Of Virginia (USA) and Dortmund University (Germany), where she received her BA and MA and the certificate for teaching German as a foreign/second language.  She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural studies at the University of Alberta.  Her PhD research focuses on grammatical difficulty for learners of German

After a two-year teacher training, she worked as a certified teacher at various high schools and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at Dortmund University. Some of the courses she has taught include “Teaching Culture – Lady of Easy Virtue or Impossible Undertaking?,” “The Use of Audiovisual Media in the Foreign Language Classroom,” and “Under the Magnifying Glass – Diagnosing Language Deficiencies and Supporting Potential in the L2 classroom.”

Jasmin has also worked for the Goethe Institute, Germany, and is currently teaching German at the University of Alberta and the Faculty of Extension.

Updated May 06 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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