Corinne Petra Crane

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Tues. 11:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Wed. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Corinne Petra Crane

Associate Professor of the Practice of Germanic Languages

Cori Crane joins Duke University’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literature as Associate Professor of the Practice and Language Program Director. Prior to coming to Duke, she served as Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2012-2017), where she taught German, applied linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy and coordinated the lower-division undergraduate German program (2013-2016). From 2004-2012, she served as the German Language Program Director at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Crane’s scholarship is driven by a desire to gain deeper understanding of the needs of instructed second language learners across different stages of linguistic development and intercultural learning. Her research interests closely align to her curriculum development and teacher mentoring work, with recent and current projects located in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, second language writing, language teacher education, and reflective teaching and learning (especially exploratory practice and transformative learning). Dr. Crane’s recent professional service includes: a three-year appointment as German Section Head on the AAUSC Executive Board (2011-2014); two years on the AP German Language and Culture Exam Development Committee (2013-2015); and Member-at-Large of ACTFL’s Research and Assessment Committee (2015-present).


  • Ph.D., Georgetown University 2008

Hamilton, HE, Crane, C, and Bartoshesky, A. Doing Foreign Language Bringing Concordia Language Villages Into Language Classrooms. Prentice Hall, 2005.

Crane, C, Fingerhuth, M, and Huenlich, D. ""What makes this so complicated?” On the value of disorienting dilemmas in language instruction." Engaging the world: Social pedagogies and language learning. Ed. S Dubreil and SL Thorne. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2018. 227-252. (Chapter)

Crane, C. "Making connections in beginning language instruction through structured reflection and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages." The Interconnected Language Curriculum: Critical Transitions and Interfaces in Articulated K-16 Contexts. Ed. P Urlaub and J Watzinger-Tharp. Boston, MA: Heinle, 2018. 51-74. (Chapter)

Niekerk, C, and Crane, C. "Introduction: Ali and Nino as world literature." Approaches to Ali and Nino:  Love, Identity, and Transcultural Conflict. Ed. C Niekerk and C Crane. Lake Placid, NY: Camden House, 2017. (Chapter)

Crane, C, Sadler, M, Ha, JA, and Ojiambo, P. "Beyond the methods course: Using Exploratory Practice for graduate student teacher development." Educating the Future Foreign Language Professoriate for the 21st Century. Ed. HW Allen and H Maxim. Boston, MA: Heinle, 2013. 107-127. (Chapter)

Crane, C, Liamkina, O, and Ryshina-Pankova, M. "Fostering advanced-level language abilities in foreign language graduate programs: Applications of genre theory." Advanced Foreign Language Learning: A Challenge to College Programs. Ed. H Byrnes and H Maxim. Boston, MA: Heinle, 2004. 150-176.

Levine, GS, Melin, C, Crane, C, Chavez, M, and Lovik, TA. "The Language Program Director in Curricular and Departmental Reform." Profession 2008.1 (December 2008): 240-254. Full Text

Byrnes, H, Crane, CP, Maxim, H, and Sprang, KA. "Taking text to task: Issues and choices in curriculum construction." ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Belgium) 152 (2006): 85-110.

Crane, C. "Analyzing interpretive communication in the AP German Culture and Language Exam." Fostering connections, empowering communities, celebrating the world: 2016 Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Egg Harbor, WI: Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2016.