After receiving her PhD in Germanic Language and Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis, Jane Sokolosky was a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Middlebury College before coming to Brown in 1998. She is co-author of the second-year German language textbook, Denk mal! (2nd Edition, 2016). Dr. Sokolosky mentors and advises graduate student teaching assistants in her department and has served as the department’s Concentration Advisor. She is also advisor for the German Studies DUG, the study abroad advisor to Berlin and the Faculty Advisor to Brown’s German Club. Her research focuses on the application of new technologies in language learning. She regularly presents at conferences and was selected a member of the Goethe Institut’s Trainer Network USA, a group of educators supporting German instructors throughout the United States.
Research Interests: Language pedagogy; language learning and technology; academic technology; writing in the language curriculum
Current research on language learning and technology; use of web 2.0 and mobile devices for language acquisition; collaborative language learning
Sheridan Center's Laboratory for Educational Innovation, Grant Recipient. Awarded to work with undergraduate teaching assistant and the Sheridan staff to create online teaching modules for Intermediate German GRMN0300, Spring 2014
Consortium for Language Teaching Grant Awarded for Project "Einzigartig Deutschland", January 2007
Salomon Grant, Brown University, for creation of teaching materials for Beginning German, September 2006
Consortium for Language Teaching, Grant Awarded for Project Audio to go. Spring 2006
German Embassy, Washington DC, Awarded Grant for "Germany in Europe" to increase awareness of German Studies on the American Campus
German Embassy, Washington DC, Awarded Grant for "ThinkTransatlantic Weeks" to increase awareness of German United States Cooperation
German Embassy, Washington DC, Awarded Grant for "DoDeutsch-German Weeks" to increase awareness of German on College Campuses Nationwide
2010 Brown University Teaching with Technology Award for Communication and Collaboration. GRMN 0400: Intermediate German II
Faculty Lectureship Fund, Spring 2009
Awarded funding for lecture to be held in conjunction with "Freedom without Walls" Conference
German Embassy, Awarded Grant for conference "Freedom without Walls" to celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall
Office of International Affairs, Brown University, Awarded funding for Freedom without Walls event
Consortium for Language Teaching Grant Awarded for Project "Einzigartig Deutschland",January 2007
German Embassy, Washington D.C. Featured Educator, February 2006.
Consortium for Language Teaching, Grant Proposal: Audio to go. Spring 2006
Proposal accepted to participate in Summer Institute, Instructional Technology Groups at CIS Brown University, June 2005
Accepted into Workshop "Making Technology Work: A Collaborative Process and Design Workshop for Language, Culture and Literature Instruction" sponsored by Brown's CIS and the Language Resource Center, June 2004
STG Faculty Grant for 2003-04, Brown University
Admitted to Summer Institute, CIS Brown University, June 2003
Wriston Grant for 2001-02, Brown University
Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, May 1999
Thyssen Travel Grant to attend Symposium on Twentieth Century Austrian Literature, St. Louis, April 1998
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University, Fall 1996
Middlebury College Language School German Award, 1989, 1990
Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, Linz, Austria, 1984-85
AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)
AAUSC (American Association of University Supervisors)
Beginning and Intermediate German
German for Professional Purposes
German for Reading
Online German for Reading
GRMN 0100 - Beginning German. Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.
GRMN 0110 - Intensive Beginning German. Spring 2015.
GRMN 0120 - German for Reading. Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015.
GRMN 0200 - Beginning German. Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
GRMN 0300 - Intermediate German I. Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.
GRMN 0400 - Intermediate German II. Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.