Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Paul LeVasseur


English teachers who work in public schools in the eastern part of Germany are doing a very different type of job than they were ten years ago. Although the physical setting and the subject matter is still the same, they are teaching in a new school system based on the West German model. Their personal and professional relationships with the people they work with are different now, and attitudes toward the language they teach have been altered by the political and social changes. This paper seeks to identify interviews conducted in a certain region during a short time span. It is my hope that it will portray the situation of English school teachers as it is now, ten years after the “peaceful revolution” in the G.D.R.


Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Politics and Social Change