Faculty Affiliates of the Center for the Humanities
Dr. Christiane K Eydt-Beebe
Associate Professor of German
F 12-2, and by appointment.
German Language Site
Prof. Eydt-Beebe teaches all levels of German, special Topics courses, the Methods course for teacher education candidates in foreign languages, EIU's senior seminar on World Film, and--in collaboration with History--a new course on “The Nazi Past in German Film.” She also supervises the after school program in area elementary schools that is taught by our teacher education candidates and other advanced language students in Spanish, French, and German.
After growing up in a small village in the Fulda valley in the state of Hessen, she attended Philipps-Universität Marburg and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen where she received her Staatsexamen degree in English. Coming to Penn State University as a visiting scholar, she developed a passion for teaching German and decided to stay, earning an MA and a PhD in German from Penn State. She joined EIU in 2005.
Her research interests include methods of foreign language teaching and strategies of developing oral proficiency. She has also presented and published in the areas of foreign language film studies and translation studies. She serves as president of the Southern Illinois Chapter of AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) and on the higher education committee of ICTFL (Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Besides traveling to Germany every summer, she enjoys serving as AP German reader with colleagues from all over the country.
EducationPhD German, Pennsylvania State University (2002)
MA German, Pennsylvania State University (1991)
Staatsexamen English, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (1986)