GLD newsletter: 01/2018 issue is now available

The first 2018 issue of interaktiv is now online. (Find past issues here.)

This issue – which I believe is our biggest to date – is chock-full of stories written by your colleagues: No fewer than 12 pieces complement our regular columns. From an entertaining and educational feature about maintaining your second language to a comprehensive recap of ATA’s 58th Annual Conference, you’re going to enjoy this one.

So, without further ado, Happy Reading!

Mit besten Grüßen aus dem Rheinland

Matt Baird

Wait! While I have your attention: I’m looking for regular interaktiv contributors and columnists. It’s not what you think! I’m not talking about a huge commitment. If you write a blog and would like to expand your readership. Contact me. If you’d be willing to interview a GLD member from time to time (once a year!) and prepare a short piece for the newsletter. Write me. Or if you have any other ideas. Reach out to me and let’s work together. With your help, we can continue to make interaktiv one of ATA’s best divisional newsletters!


A very special thanks to our contributing authors: Ruth Boggs, Melissa Field, Karen Leube, Gerhard Preisser, Jeanette Brickner, Geoffry Cox, Amy Shrout, Gay Warshaw, Heike Holthaus, Mary Virginia Burke, Marion Rhodes, Gbolahan Banjoko, Linda L. Gaus, Hilary Higgins, Carlie Sitzman, and Pisana Ferrari. Thanks as well to cApStAn for allowing us to preprint Pisana’s book review.

And a big shout out to my dedicated and enthusiastic editorial team: graphic design extraordinaire Katrin Rippel, my new cohort in crime (aka editor) Jeanette Brickner, copyeditor and illustrious idea generator Ellen Yutzy Glebe, eagle-eye proofreaders Ute Kegel and Kim Scherer, and stellar calendar manager Stella Waltemade. Thank you all for your support!