Fatima Baig received her Ph.D. in Foreign Language and ESL Education from the University of Iowa. A native of Germany, Fatima has been teaching foreign languages in the United States and abroad for fifteen years. She also worked as an elementary school teacher at the Milwaukee German Immersion School and became greatly interested in foreign language immersion education which developed into the focus of her dissertation research. Before coming to Rice University, Fatima worked for the University of Mannheim as well as the University of Goettingen in Germany. Her research interests include curriculum development, language pedagogy, immersion language education and teacher training. Fatima aims at motivating her students to become language learners who are passionate about cross-cultural understanding and the foreign language they are learning.
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