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aschramm@hamline.edu
andreas schramm

Contact Info

Andreas Schramm
aschramm@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2009

Andreas Schramm

Professor

Contact Info

Andreas Schramm
aschramm@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2009

Biography

Andreas Schramm is full professor of linguistics in the Second Languages Teaching and Learning program in Hamline University's School of Education. He has a PhD in Linguistics with minors in English as a Second Language and Cognitive Science.

His scholarship has been intimately intertwined with his life circumstances. He is bilingual and bicultural; he spent the first half of his life in Germany, the second in the United States. Consequently, being also a linguist he has had a close eye on the process of his language acquisition. In his early scholarship, he investigated the role of linguistic aspect in academic or technical writing. He has developed a research program with his students that explores different angles on the teaching and acquisition of tense/aspect and leads to conference presentations and publications. For example, in the summer of 2013, he gave a presentation at the 13th International Pragmatics Conference in New Delhi, India. Two other areas of his scholarship are motivated by a chronic condition which has threatened to impact his mobility. He became interested in the study of nonverbal communication, such as gestures, facial expressions, body positioning, and intonation. He has been combining this interest with his research interest in conflict resolution, prevention, and intervention. Research setting up a restorative-circle community and implementing non-violent communication in Kenya is under way.

Teaching Style

Being a linguist in an educational setting has influenced his teaching. The area of greatest impact is online program development and his teaching in it. He has spear-headed and taught in Hamline University’s first fully online Master’s program. He employs web conferencing software conducting interactive, student-centered live sessions online, and animation software. Gaming has also entered his online and face-to-face teaching. With these new tools, his online and campus teaching strategies continue to evolve. His teaching of language content courses in the programs on campus and online have also been influenced by his passion for linguistics and his knowledge of developmental psychology. He shares his own learning experiences as an English-language learner with his students every step along the way in ways that meet his students where they can construct their new knowledge base.

"I promise that you will see the world with new (linguistic and analytic) eyes after you finish my introductory linguistics and research methodology courses."

- Andreas Schramm