Peter Ecke

Professor of Second Language Acquisition and German at the University of Arizona

He teaches courses on applied linguistics, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, testing and assessment, and German language and culture. He is a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. His research interests include second and third language acquisition, vocabulary acquisition, language attrition, bilingual speech including lexical errors and word finding problems, the effects of study abroad on language and intercultural competence development, and the learning and teaching of German in the United States. From 2000-2014, he directed the department’s basic German language program, and since 2003 he has directed the Arizona Summer Study-in-Leipzig-Germany Program.