Dr. Sabrina Mallon-Gerland

I was born in California, USA and have  lived in Germany since 1981.I earned my B.A. in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of California in San Diego and later went on to earn a M.A. in linguistics(TESOL) at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England. In 2010 I completed a  Ph.D. that addresses the learning needs German working professionals have for communicating when interacting with American working professionals.

 I have taught English as a foreign language for over 20 years. My main area of competence is in instructing communication skills for advanced language learners including cultural aspects of language use. In 1998, I began focusing more on intercultural training. Here my main areas of competence are language and culture, culture general and communication training, USA intercultural training, and Germany intercultural training. I am also a university lecturer in US history and culture, and intercultural issues.

Presently I live in a small German town located at the Bodensee with my husband Klaus and our Jack Russell Terrier, Rusty.

8 responses to “Dr. Sabrina Mallon-Gerland

  1. Tim Harrell

    Hi Sabrina, this is an excellent blog. I’m studying Intercultural Communication currently as part of my MA in Linguistics (TESOL) so I’ve enjoyed reading your insights about the intercultural aspects of teaching.

  2. Mary

    Hello, Sabrina! it’s really cool! I’m from Russia and i’m keen on travelling! i suppose your blog is a good opportunity to know something interesting about other cultures! )) Thank you!

  3. James

    Hi Sabrina!
    I have so enjoyed reading your blog! I work extensively with Germans and I find myself agreeing with much of what you have to say. I look forward to more insightful posts with time!

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  5. Daniel

    Hi there, I really enjoyed reading your posts… I would usually consider what you describe a result of / linked to linguistic determinism… Do you think that’s the case?

    Cheers,

    Daniel, from Oz

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