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Charles
« Knowledge, patience, sensitivity, flexibility would be the four outstanding characteristics of Dr. Soldan's teaching approach applied to my situation as an individual with a frequently changing schedule but also with a need for high-quality instruction. Thanks to him, I passed the rigorous German language admission test to universities in Germany. »
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Lessons offered by Wolfgang
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Written expression - German
  • Accent reduction-German
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

German language confidence through competence - taught by a certified and experienced native instructor

Methodology

Education:
1998: PhD. in the field of Comparative Linguistics and Education, LaSalle University (USA)

1996: M.A. German Language, Literature and Culture, University of California, Santa
Barbara (USA)

1992: Alternative Teacher Certification Program, University of Texas, Brownsville (USA):
Successful completion and conferred license for German, English and ESL for Secondary Level
by Texas Education Agency

1969: M.A. English/EFL, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

1969: M.B.A. (Diplom-Handelslehrer), Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

1968: B.A. Ed. in the fields of pedagogy, didactics, psychology, Humboldt University,
Berlin (Germany)

Background


August 2015 – May 2016 University of Texas, San Antonio Lecturer II of German
Department of Modern Languages and
Literatures

August 2014 – present Freelance Instructor of German as a
Foreign Language

July 2014 University of Texas, Brownsville Instructor of German as a
The Language Institute Foreign Language

2001 – June 2014 Simón Rivera High School
Brownsville Independent School District
Brownsville, Texas Teacher of German as a
Foreign Language

1996 – 1997 University of Texas, Brownsville Adjunct Professor of German
Department of Modern Languages

1992 – 2012 University of Texas, Brownsville Adjunct Instructor of German
The Language Institute as a Foreign Language

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $60/h

Details

Starting with ILR 3, the rate would increase to 75 dollars/h

Lessons offered by Wolfgang
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Written expression - German
  • Accent reduction-German
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Wolfgang's resume

WOLFGANG SOLDAN
Residence: (concealed information)
San Antonio, TX 78252 Cell phone: (concealed information)
Email: (concealed information)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Education: 1998: PhD. in the field of Comparative Linguistics and Education, LaSalle University (USA)

1996: M.A. German Language, Literature and Culture, University of California, Santa
Barbara (USA)

1992: Alternative Teacher Certification Program, University of Texas, Brownsville (USA):
Successful completion and conferred license for German, English and ESL
by Texas Education Agency

1969: M.A. English/EFL, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

1969: M.B.A. (Diplom-Handelslehrer), Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

1968: B.A. Ed. in the fields of pedagogy, didactics, psychology, Humboldt University,
Berlin (Germany)

1964: Associate Degree in the field of business administration (Facharbeiter –
Großhandelskaufmann im Bereich Nahrung und Genuss), College of Commerce
(Betriebsberufschule fűr Großhandel, Berlin) (Germany)


EMPLOYMENT
EXPERIENCE:


August 2015 – May 2016 University of Texas, San Antonio Lecturer II of German
Department of Modern Languages and
Literatures

August 2014 – present Freelance Instructor of German as a
Foreign Language and translator

July 2014 University of Texas, Brownsville Instructor of German as a
The Language Institute Foreign Language

2001 – June 2014 Simón Rivera High School Teacher of English for
Brownsville Independent School District Speakers of Other Languages
Brownsville, Texas Teacher of German as a
Foreign Language, Teacher
of English

1995 – 2000 Simón Rivera High School Chairperson of the Department
Brownsville Independent School District of English for Speakers of
Brownsville, Texas Other Languages

1996 – 1997 University of Texas, Brownsville Adjunct Professor of German
Department of Modern Languages

1992 – 2012 University of Texas, Brownsville Adjunct Instructor of German
The Language Institute as a Foreign Language and
English as a Second Language
WOLFGANG SOLDAN 2
__________________________________________________________________________________________


1991 – 1995 Simón Rivera High School Teacher of English
Brownsville Independent School District Teacher of German as a
Foreign Language

1977 – 1983 Magistrat von Berlin, Abteilung Author and co-author of
Volksbildung (Education Agency textbooks of English for
of Berlin) Advanced Placement classes,
grades 3 – 12

1975 – 1991 Ministerium fűr Volksbildung, Language Arts Specialist for the
Abteilung Fremdsprachen development of curricula for English
(Ministry of Education, Department as a Foreign Language – Advanced
of Foreign Languages) Placement, grades 3 – 12)

1975 – 1991 Herder High School Teacher of English
College-bound Advancement Placement - Assistant to the Principal (English as a
Foreign Language Magnet School Foreign Language)
Head of work teams for the
Development of instructional
Material (English, French)

1972 – 1975 Vocational School of the Polygraphic Teacher of English, German,
Industry, Berlin Economics, Keyboarding

1969 – 1972 German Institute for Vocational Education Scientific worker in the field of
(Deutsches Institut fűr Berufsbildung), international comparative studies
Berlin of vocational instructional systems

1967 – 1991 Community College, Berlin (Germany) Instructor of English as a Foreign
(Volkshochschule Berlin) Language at post-baccalaureate
Level





FOREIGN
LANGUAGES: German, French, Russian, Spanish


COURSES
TAUGHT: Grammar and Usage, ENGL 4322
English in the Secondary Schools, ENGL 4319
Introduction to the Study of Language, ENGL 4300
Modern Grammar, ENGL 3330
Business and Professional Writing, ENGL 3341
Exploring Language, ENGL 2319
Book and Beyond, ENGL 2320
English Composition for Nonnative Speakers I, ENGL 1309
English Composition for Nonnative Speakers II, ENGL 1310
High-Intermediate Grammar, AESL 0043


WOLFGANG SOLDAN 3
__________________________________________________________________________________________

High-Intermediate Writing, AESL 0062
Advanced English Skills, AESL 0040
Advanced Writing Skills, AESL 0053
Elementary German I, GERM 1311; GER 1014
Elementary German II, GERM 1312; GER 1024

PUBLICATIONS:

1971 - Kunzmann, Margret, and Wolfgang Soldan. “Übersicht űber das Bildungswesen
von England und Wales. “Berufsbildung.” (1971): n.p.
1977 - Johnsen, Ilona, Ruth Näser, and Wolfgang Soldan. English Book Three. Berlin:
Druckerei des Haus des Lehrers, 1977.
1978 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Four. Berlin: Druckerei des
Haus des Lehrers, 1978.
1979 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Five. Eggersdorf: Tastomat,
1979.
- Soldan, Wolfgang, Peter Haberzettel, Christine Gralow, and Ilona Johnsen.
“Grundpositionen und Richtlinien fűr die Herausbildung von Sprachtätigkeiten im
im Englischunterricht (Verstehendes Hören – Dialogisches und Monologisches
Sprechen – Verstehendes Lesen – Übersetzen – Schreiben).” Information der
Spezialschule fűr Fremdsprachen, Berlin. (1979): n.p.
- Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. “200 texts for the development of listening
Comprehension, grades 3 – 12.” Information der Spezialschule fűr Fremdsprachen,
Berlin. (1979): n.p.
1980 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Six. Eggersdorf: Tastomat,
1980.
- Soldan, Wolfgang. “Untersuchungen der Worthäufigkeit in Englischlehrbűchern
unter den Gesichtspunkten der weiteren Lehrbucherarbeitung sowie der
Bestimmung von Unterrichtsmethoden.” Informationen der Spezialschule fűr
Fremdsprachen, Berlin. (1980): n.p.
1981 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Seven. Eggersdorf: Tastomat,
(1081).
1982 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Eight. Eggersdorf: Tastomat,
(1082).
1983 - Soldan, Wolfgang, and Ilona Johnsen. English Book Nine. Eggersdorf: Tastomat,
(1083).
1985 - Kegel, Elfriede, and Wolfgang Soldan. Rahmenlehrplan fűr den Fremdsprachen-
Unterricht (Englisch), Klassen 3 – 12. Berlin: Volk und Wissen Volkseigener
Verlag, 1985.
1988 - Gralow, Christine, Ilona Johnsen, Elfriede Kegel, and Wolfgang Soldan. “Zur
Entwicklung von Zieltätigkeiten im Fremdsprachenunterricht der Klassen 3 – 12”.
Fremdsprachenunterricht, (1988): n.p.
1991 - Soldan, Wolfgang. Curriculum Framework – German I. Brownsville (Texas):
Brownsville Independent School District, Department of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. 1991.
1992 - Autorengemeinschaft. Kooky – Unterrichtswerk fűr den frűhbeginnenden Englisch-
unterricht, Teil 1. Berlin: CornelsenVerlag GmbH & Co., 1992.
1993 - Soldan, Wolfgang. Curriculum Framework – German II. Brownsville (Texas):
Brownsville Independent School District, Department of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. 1993.
- Soldan, Wolfgang. “A German exchange teacher reflects upon his year.” The
Brownsville Herald 30 May 1993: 7B.
- Autorengemeinschaft. Kooky – Unterrichtswerk fűr den frűhbeginnenden Englisch-
unterricht, Teil 2. Berlin: CornelsenVerlag GmbH & Co., 1993.
WOLFGANG SOLDAN 4
__________________________________________________________________________________________

1996 - Soldan, Angelika, and Wolfgang Soldan. “’Lotte in Weimar’, oder eine
Zwischenstation Thomas Manns auf dem Wege zu sich”. Orbis Litteratum,
International Review of Literary Studies. Vol. 51, 3 (1996): 178-190.
1997 - Soldan, Wolfgang, Anatoli Varbelow, and Carlan Wolf. Curriculum Frameworks -
German I – IV, Brownsville (Texas): Brownsville Independent School District,
Department of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, 1997.
1998 - Soldan, Angelika, and Wolfgang Soldan. “Im Wahren leben – Franz Kafka
Zwischen Beruf und Berufung.” Mississippi Language Crusador. Vol. 46, 3 (1998):
15-42.
1998 - Autorengemeinschaft. English H. Highlight. Band 4. Ausgabe A, Berlin:
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH & Co., 1998.
1999 - Autorengemeinschaft. English H. Highlight. Band 5. Ausgabe A, Berlin:
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH & Co., 1999.
2000 - Autorengemeinschaft. English H. Highlight. Band 4. Ausgabe fűr Bayern:
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH & Co., 2000.
- Autorengemeinschaft. English H. Highlight. Band 6. Ausgabe A, Berlin:
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH & Co., 2000.
2002 - Review of Ready to Read Now. Longman, 2002.
2003 - Review of Get Ready to Read . Longman, 2003.
2006 - Soldan, Wolfgang. Curriculum Framework – German I. Brownsville (Texas):
Brownsville Independent School District, Department of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. 2006.
2007 - Soldan, Wolfgang. Curriculum Framework – German II. Brownsville (Texas):
Brownsville Independent School District, Department of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. 2007.
2015 - Soldan, Wolfgang. Der Teufel & Duda Pietrowicz. (Creatively interpreted translation of
the short story “The Devil & Duda Pietrowicz” by Cynthia Buchanan). In submission.


LECTURES:

1977 - The Woodcraft Folk – a British youth organization to promote understanding and
friendship among children and youngsters from all over the world
- The East German educational system – a descriptive approach
1982 - The British Council – Facilitator for Summer School for foreign teachers of English
1991 - The situation of the people in East Germany before the fall of the Wall
1992 - After the fall of the wall – transitional problems in the new federal states of
Germany
1993 - The educational system in Germany; structure, trends and challenges
1999 - Ten years after the fall of the Wall in Germany
2001 - Everyday life in East Germany
2002 - The two German states – before and after the fall of the Wall
- The public school system of Texas and of the Land Berlin – a comparative
approach
2003 - Germany and the European Union
- The introduction of the Euro and its effects on the national economies of the
member states of the European Union
2009 - Twenty years after the fall of the Wall in German
2013 - Tendencies and Prospects of the Existence of the European Union
2016 - The New Sorrows of Young Werther from a personal perspective as a former citizen
of the German Democratic Republic

The 3 reviews on Wolfgang
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

3 recommendations

C
Charles

Knowledge, patience, sensitivity, flexibility would be the four outstanding characteristics of Dr. Soldan's teaching approach applied to my situation as an individual with a frequently changing schedule but also with a need for high-quality instruction. Thanks to him, I passed the rigorous German language admission test to universities in Germany.

J
John

Top notch lessons. Usually, I am not much of a fan having online classes. I hated them at college. Totally different from Wolfgang's German classes. It's not only that he knows his stuff superbly, he has this rare gift to explain in a way I can grab. Your money is well invested.

M
Maria

If you want to learn proper German, choose Wolfgang. Not only is he a native German, but kind, helpful and very knowledgeable. He has the patience I need and it is fun to learn from him. He took me from point 0 to an amazing (for me) stage of communication within a year's time. Danke, Wolfgang!

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