Marcel Foerster

Marcel Foerster Germanic Languages and Literatures at Ohio State

Marcel Foerster

Doctoral Student / University Fellow

foerster.18@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Hagerty Hall, 4th floor

Education

First State Exam (a combined BA+MA degree for teacher candidates), University of Kassel, Germany, teaching degree for secondary school teaching in English, History, and Education, 2021

M.A., The University of Alabama (German Studies), 2019

Research Interests

  • Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology and Pedagogy
  • (New) Media Studies
  • 20th and 21st Century German Literature
  • German Romanticism
  • Film Studies
  • Intercultural Studies


Employment

Lecturer of Applied Linguistics at the Department of English and American Studies,
The University of Kassel

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Fall 2021: courses taught on an undergraduate level:

  • The Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Testing, Assessment and Evaluation in the EFL Classroom

Fall 2021: courses taught on a combined undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Working with Research Portfolios
  • Teaching Practicum for Secondary School Teaching Candidates

Spring 2022: courses taught on an undergraduate level:

  • Pop Culture in Language Education
  • Writing in the EFL Classroom
  • Mental Lexicon and Vocabulary Acquisition in the EFL Classroom

Fall 2022: courses taught on a combined undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Teaching Practicum for Secondary School Teaching Candidates


Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Alabama
Fall 2018 – Fall 2019

Fall 2019: courses taught:
German 102                              

Tutor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Kassel

Spring 2020 – Fall 2021

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

  • Assisted faculty with teaching and research
  • Collaborated with Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner in the ongoing project: Online Educational Initiatives: An Intercultural Online Cooperation between German, Israeli, and Arab Students
     

Conferences

Presenter, Self-, Peer-, and Group-Assessment Analyses on Diverse Group Communication in a Digital Higher Education Learning Environment: A Mixed Method Approach
Association for Language Awareness (ALA), July 2022

Co-organizer, International Student Conference
The University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, June 2022

Co-moderator, International Student Colloquium
International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2021

Presenter, Reviving Discourses of Refugee Crises through Translation: From the St. Louis Incident to Present Day
The University of Alabama Languages Conference, The University of Alabama, February 2019

Co-moderator, International Student Conference
Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2018
 

Professional affiliations, Memberships and Awards

Awards

  • University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2022-2023
  • Honoree, Hessischer Hochschulpreis für Exzellenz in der Lehre: Zweiter Projektpreis,
    May 2019
    • Second prize on state level for the project ‘Online Educational Initiatives: An Intercultural Online Cooperation between German, Israeli, and Arab Students’
  • Scholarship Recipient, Federation of German-American Clubs (VDAC), August 2018

 

Memberships

National German Honors Society: Delta Phi Alpha
Alabama Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
Association for Language Awareness (ALA)