Julia Goetze

Credentials: German

Position title: Assistant Professor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: julia.goetze@wisc.edu

854 Van Hise Hall

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Language(s): German, English

Research/Language Interests: Second Language Acquisition; German

About: Julia Goetze hails from Berlin, Germany, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in German Literature and American Studies in 2013. Shortly thereafter, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her graduate education. After finishing her M.A., Julia earned her Ph.D. in German with a concentration on Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 2018. Upon graduation, she completed a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and held a multi-year German language coordinator position at Penn State University. In fall 2022, Julia joined the faculty of UW-Madison, where she is involved in undergraduate and graduate student education in both German and Second Language Acquisition.

Julia’s research centers around foreign language teacher psychology and the role of the language teacher in student learning in instructed educational settings. Working at the intersection of applied linguistics, psychology, and education, she currently explores teacher emotions in foreign language classrooms, with a special emphasis on anxiety. Additionally, Julia examines the emergence and dynamic development of foreign language teachers’ belief systems, with a focus on how teachers integrate their beliefs regarding social justice and language learning, and how such an integration affects classroom behavior, teaching practice, and student achievement.

• Georgetown University, Ph.D. (2015 – 2018) – German (Concentration: Applied Linguistics)
• Georgetown University, M.A. (2013 – 2015) – German
• Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, B.A. (2008 – 2013) – German Literature / American Studies

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