Ray Hattaway

Ray Hattaway

Contact Information

Adjunct Faculty
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 316B

Ray Hattaway is an instructor of German, and the Coordinator of the German Basic Language Program. He holds the BA in German language and Literature, Valdosta State College and Masters Degrees in Foreign Language Education and German Language and Literature from Florida State University. Ray specializes in German Language acquisition, Foreign Language instruction techniques, as well as German Literature:  Middle-High German Epic, 20th Century (Brecht, Grass, Mann, Hesse), German Poetry, Drama, Tragedy, and Theater.

Research Interests

Germanic language, literature, culture, and comparative/international folk heritage.
Curriculum development of Distance Learning (ITV), online and traditional language courses.
College level instructional methodology- including instructor training and student assessment.
Folkloric and historic influence of Germanic heritage in the US.
Foreign Language Methodology associated with second language acquisition.
German Opera, Drama and Musical productions.
Elements of personality as aspects of foreign language acquisition.

Courses Taught

Introductory German
Intensive German (Dartmouth Method German)
Intermediate German
Graduate Reading Knowledge
German Readings and Conversation
German Grammar and Composition
German Studies
German Business and Language Practice
Short Fiction (Trümmergeschichten)
Introduction to German Drama
German Drama Production, Grips Theater
Cultural History (Kulturgeschichte)
Hermann Hesse, the Man and His Works