0 Eva Meilaender

Eva Meilaender

Houghton professor Eva Meilaender.

Eva Meilaender

Instructor of German

Teaching Philosophy

My interest in foreign languages and cultures started while attending high school in Germany and taking Latin and English as mandatory subjects. As a year-long Rotary Club exchange student in Canada, I experienced how valuable it is to learn about different cultures and languages.  During my university studies, I added some French, Finnish, and Biblical and Ancient Greek to my language experience and decided I wanted to turn this interest in languages into my profession.

Having traveled extensively in Europe and also North America, I try to combine language instruction with teaching about German and European cultures at the same time. I try to bring a balanced approach of teaching culture, grammar, conversation, writing, and reading skills to my students.


  • M.A., University of Notre Dame (1996)
  • B.A., Friedrich-Wilhelms -Universität Bonn (1993)

Courses Taught

  • German 101
  • German 102
  • German 103
  • Intermediate German (with an emphasis on literature)
  • Graduate reading course

Professional Memberships/Associations

  • AATG

Professional Experience/Achievements

  • Certification of Completion for Online Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Contribution to German textbook Auf geht’s!

Research Interests

  • Textbook development

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