Kyle Schmude began his career in the instruction of German language courses with an internship at the Goethe-Institut of Chicago, which led him to re-locate to Vienna, where he taught German to refugees and students registered with the Austrian Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice (AMS) Österreich). While at AMS, Kyle taught German language courses from alphabetization through the B2 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Kyle also holds certifications from the Austrian (ÖIF and ÖSD) and German (BAMF) governments to assess language examinations used primarily for citizenship acquisition.
Kyle's engagement with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures began in 2018 as a lecturer of the Illinois in Vienna Programs, where he taught German courses to Illinois students studying abroad in Vienna. While in Vienna, Kyle regularly taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced German language courses, which encouraged students to interact with the city of Vienna. Kyle also developed a specialized, online section of introductory German tailored to students interested in studying abroad with a focus on Vienna.
Currently, Kyle teaches GER 320: German for Business and GER 321: German for Economics in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. He also works in the office for LAS International Programs, where he manages all study abroad programs in Europe and incoming exchange programs for the College of LAS worldwide.
Second Language Acquisition and Study Abroad
Online Language Teaching and Learning
Through the Illinois in Vienna Programs:
GER 101 - Beginning German: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
GER 401 - Global Issues in German: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
GER 101 - Beginning German, online "Vienna Section": Fall 2020
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:
GER 211 - Conversation and Writing (online): Spring 2021; spring 2022
GER 101 - Beginning German (online): Fall 2021
GER 320 - German for Business: Fall 2022; Fall 2023
GER 321 - German for Economics: Spring 2023
Additional Campus Affiliations
LAS International Programs