Heiko Everwien ter Haseborg

Teaching Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies

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Office: 609A Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-7139
E-mail: heiko.terhaseborg@mail.wvu.edu


Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education
Specialization in Curriculum, Literacy, & Cultural Studies
West Virginia University – 2012

M.A. in Secondary Education
Area of concentration: World Language Teaching
West Virginia University – 2008

M.A. in Foreign Languages/TESOL
West Virginia University – 2007

Universität Bremen, Germany
“Zwischenprüfung” (B.A. equivalent) in English, History, and Cultural Studies, 2004

Studies of English, History, and Cultural Studies 2001-2005

Research Interests

  • World Language Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Evaluation
  • Assessment
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition


Originally from Bremen, Germany, Heiko Everwien ter Haseborg joined WVU as a graduate student in 2005. Having already earned a M.A. in Foreign Languages/TESOL, he also earned an M.A. in Secondary Education. He completed his doctoral work in 2012 with his dissertation on the topic of learner autonomy in foreign language learning. Heiko has taught a wide range of courses, which follow two general strands. One area of his teaching is concentrated in Curriculum and Instruction. In this field, he has taught courses on curriculum evaluation, cultural diversity, world language curriculum development and assessment, as well as beginning-level courses in WVU’s 5-year teacher education program. Second, he also teaches German language courses for WVU’s Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. Here, he has taught courses ranging from beginning to advanced German, as well as German history and culture. Heiko has also co-authored an AP German textbook titled “Neue Blickwinkel”; and, in 2015, he received the Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article on Language Teaching Techniques.

Courses Taught

  • C&I 689 – Cultural Diversity – Classroom
  • C&I 493C – SPTP: Foreign Language Curriculum/Assessment
  • C&I 688 – Classroom Organization & Management
  • C&I 786 – Curriculum Evaluation