Monday, September 25th, 2017

Middle School Level A2

Frau F hearts SandmannHeather Fleming, Teacher

Hi. My name is Heather. I am a native of California, but I have studied German since childhood. I earned my B.A. in German literature at UC Berkeley, and later earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in German Languages & Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. I spent a year studying at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen and two years at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. I taught German courses at University of Pennsylvania for 10 years, both as a teaching fellow and as a lecturer. After returning to California, I decided to focus on teaching exclusively and turned my attention to younger students, which has been a wonderful experience. I taught at the German Schools of Fremont and Long Beach for six years, while also earning an M.A. in Education. In that time, I also began teaching at the high school level at Foothill High in Pleasanton. When I am not teaching German or thinking about teaching German or traveling with my students, I teach yoga, knit, dance Argentine tango, work in my gardens, read extensively, watch movies, listen to music of all genres and eras, hang out with my nieces and nephews ages 6-14, and play with my cat, Felix.