Jeanne Schueller

Credentials: German

Position title: Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, German Language Program Director


Office Number: 866 Van Hise Hall

Language: German

Research/Language Interests: Second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, authentic materials in L2 teaching and learning, in particular film, study abroad.

About Me: I am an applied linguist who came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2010. Prior to that I taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in German language and applied linguistics and am affiliated with the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition here at UW-Madison ( As director of the German language program, I coordinate first- through fourth-semester German and supervise teaching assistants. In addition, I develop and supervise Intermediate German: Reading (German 258), one of three third-year language courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Current research projects focus on the use of authentic materials, especially film, in language learning. I am the co-author of the second-year German textbook Cineplex: Intermediate German Language and Culture Through Film (2014) and sole author of Cinema for German Conversation (2009). I also have a special interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and have co-authored a chapter titled “Signature Pedagogies in the Language Curriculum” in Exploring More Signature Pedagogies (Stylus, 2012). A chapter I am co-authoring with my colleague Dr. Julia Goetze titled “Formal Language Teacher Education in Language Programs” is expected to appear in The Routledge Handbook of Language Program Administration (Eds. A. V. Brown, C. Crane, B.C. Dupuy, & E. Ene.) in 2024.

Affiliated Departments: Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (

• University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. in German (Applied Linguistics) (1999)
• University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A. in German (Linguistics) (1994)
• University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, B.A. in German Studies (1990)