University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - German and Slavic Studies - Karin James
Karin James

Instructor of German

  • Program Advisor for University of Manitoba German Students Association
  • Administrator of Co-Curricular Records (CCR)
  • Community Outreach Liaison and Coordinator
  • Certified Examiner for Goethe Institut Language Tests
  • Certified Translator (ATIM)

Office Location: 335 Fletcher Argue Building
Phone: 204-474-9571



M.A. University of Manitoba 2010
Certified and Registered Translator, Association of Translators and Interpreters of Manitoba 1997
B.A. Honors University of Manitoba 1994

  • Since 2012 Instructor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Winter Term 2009 Visiting Instructor at the Department of Modern Languages teaching Normative Grammar, University of Winnipeg
  • 2006-2012 Sessional Instructor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba
  • 2004-2006 Principal of MGLE German School (Manitobans for German Language Education) Winnipeg
  • Since 2005 Provincial Examiner for German for the Manitoba Department of Education
  • Since 1997 Certified Translator working with government agencies and private enterprise
  • 1991-2006 Teaching German language classes in Adult and High School Classes



  • University of Manitoba Outreach Award, 2014
  • Student Teacher Recognition Award, 2014
  • Teaching Excellency Award, University of Manitoba, 2010 and 2013
  • Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Award, Province of Manitoba
  • Faculty of Arts J.G. Fletcher Award, University of Manitoba



  • All levels of German language, translation, language certificate preparation (Sprachdiplom I and II, Goethe Institute Certificates A1-C2)



  • Foreign language acquisition
  • Intercultural communication in foreign language teaching and learning
  • Translation

For more information contact:
Karin James
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
German & Slavic Department
335 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3T 2N2
Tel 204-474-9571
Fax 204-474-7601