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* [[Ger255]] German Civilization
* [[Ger255]] German Civilization
* [[Ger308]] German Conversation and Composition
* [[Ger308]] German Conversation and Composition
==Publications Related to Work on Appropedia==
==Publications Related to Work on Appropedia==

Revision as of 13:47, 10 May 2010

Eleanor ter Horst

About Me

I'm a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Clarion University. I teach German and, occasionally, 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. I'm also working on a collaboration between Appropedia and the mostly French-language website, Ekopédia.


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

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.” Forthcoming in Foreign Language Annals.

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

In collaboration with Dr. Joshua Pearce

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

Key Resources for Students and Instructors

Kategorien und Artikel auf Deutsch Appropedia German Language Article Index
Catégories et articles en français 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

Collaboration with Ekopédia

Ekopédia main page, in French
Most popular pages on the French site. Check to see if English version exists before translating.
Memorandum of Understanding on the collaboration between Appropedia and Ekopédia
Description of the collaboration (in French)

Articles translated from English into German


Germanflag.png This user is a member with interest and knowledge of Deutsch.
Frenchflag.png This user is a member with interest and knowledge of Français.