Leonie Hintze is in her second year in the PhD program. She is originally from Germany, where she completed her Staatsexamen (MA equivalent) and gained extensive experience teaching at the elementary school level and in school administration. Her primary research interest is in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Methods. She will present her work at the 2018 Michigan World Languages Conference and the 2019 Central States Conference for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also likes to be active (triathlons, gym), cook, craft, read, and sing.