Classes

How Many Slavic Languages Are There? Tensions between typology and politics

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2015

offered at the European University Viadrina, Germany

Kontakt językowy w Europie Centralnej

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2015

at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

Osobliwości języka polskiego, czyli o znikających samogłoskach, wędrujących końcówkach itp.

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2014

Offered at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Advanced Polish [intensive]

Semester: 
Summer
Offered: 
2014

This course was offered as a part of a Summer School of Polish and German organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.

It was an intensive immersion in language (3 hours, 4 days a week, 6 weeks) concentrating on advancing students grammatical and communicative skills. It was supplemented by a seminar on selected aspects of Polish grammar, as well as by additional seminars and activities in Polish language during the six-week time.

Language Change: Polish in Contact with other Languages

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2013

While languages have arguably been in contact with each other for as long as linguistic interaction has been a part of human sociality, the linguistic effects of world politics, globalization and migrations make studies of Language Contact relevant for contemporary linguistics and social theory. These studies consider how language structure bears witness to the contact situations, inter-cultural interactions, and multilingual practices that shaped the ways the contributing languages changed through time.

Advanced Polish (Slavic 115B)

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2012

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

This course was a contunuation of Slavic 115A. I finished the second part of the textbook Hurra. Po polsku, and followed the same methodology as in the previous semester.

Advanced Polish (Slavic 115A)

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2011

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

materials: textbook Hurra! Po polsku 2; supplemental materials from other books and my own handouts

Introductory Polish (Slavic 25B)

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2011

Department of Slavic Languages and  Literatures, UC Berkeley

This was a continuation of Slavic 25A from previous semester. I finished the first part of the textbook Hurra. Po polsku, and continued with the same teaching approach.

As thier final projects, students prepared presentations on topics of their choosing following the main theme: past - prestent - future. They talked about chocolate, dolls, clothing, etc. and explained how thy delevoped over time, supplementing teir presentations with Power Point and pictures.

Introductory Polish (Slavic 25A)

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2010

Department of Slavic Languages and  Literatures, UC Berkeley

I developed a course plan and introduced a new textbook to the Department's teaching curriculum - Hurra. Po polsku, which I used for four consecutive semesters (part 1 and 2 of the textbook). This book has a communicative approach to language learning and it is in Polish only, which allowed me to use as little English as possible in the classroom. Because the grammatical explanations are restiricted to minimum in this textbook, I supplemented it with copies from other books, as well as my own handouts.

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (Tutorial)

Semester: 
Spring
Offered: 
2006

Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany
main course instructor: Hubert Truckenbrodt

review and discussion of the lecture content

Introduction to General Linguistics (Tutorial)

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2005

Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany
main course instructors: Sam Featherston, Arnim von Stechow, Wolfgang Sternefeld

review and discussion of the lecture content