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Eleanor ter Horst

About Me[edit | edit source]

I'm a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama. I teach German and French. My research interests have been in the area of literature and film (Comparative Literature, French and German). At this point, however, I'm interested in establishing links between this mostly English-language website and the important research on sustainable development being conducted in German- and French-speaking countries. To this end, I have collaborated with a professor of Physics and Engineering, Dr. Joshua Pearce, and several students to establish and expand the German-language content on Appropedia.

Courses[edit | edit source]

I have used Appropedia to support the following courses. Students translate articles from English to German and learn about concepts of sustainability across cultures.

  • Ger255 German Civilization
  • Ger308 German Conversation and Composition

Publications Related to Work on Appropedia[edit | edit source]

Pearce, Joshua M. and Eleanor E. ter Horst. “Overcoming Language Challenges of Open Source Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa.” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 11. 3 (Winter 2009). Available at

ter Horst, Eleanor E. and Joshua M. Pearce. “Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education.” Foreign Language Annals 43.3 (Fall 2010) Available at

Pearce, Joshua M. and Eleanor E. ter Horst. “Service Learning for Sustainable Development in Foreign Languages.” Sustainability at Universities: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends 2009. Ed. Walter Leal Filho. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

ter Horst, Eleanor E. and Joshua M. Pearce. “Foreign Languages and the Environment: A Collaborative Instructional Project.” The Language Educator (October 2008).

Expanding Appropedia to Other Languages[edit | edit source]

In collaboration with Dr. Joshua Pearce

Here's an article about our recent work: Language education-based translation.

Key Resources for Students and Instructors[edit | edit source]

' Appropedia German Language Article Index
' Appropedia French Language Article Index
Appropedia:Learning_institutions_on_Appropedia Ways in which students and instructors can contribute to Appropedia
Portal:Service learning Service learning on Appropedia
Interns Internships with Appropedia
Languages Appropedia Language policy
Translation Appropedia guide to translating articles
Help:Contents Detailed instructions on editing pages in Appropedia
Wikipedia's help page
Special:Upload - to upload pictures, diagrams or other files
Online German-English dictionary, with many technical terms
Online French-English technical dictionary

First pages to translate from English to Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Articles translated from English into German[edit | edit source]