Vera Leier - PhD Student Profile - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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Vera LeierVera Leier


MA (Freiburg)
MLIS (Victoria University, Wellington)
Dip Tchg (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Christchurch)

PhD Project Title

The effect of Facebook-Social Media on the learning and teaching of German at tertiary level in New Zealand


Associate Professor Una Cunningham
Dr Julie Mackey

Expected Completion of PhD

September 2015


Vera is German and moved to New Zealand 23 years ago. She has two daughters.

Research Interests

Vera has been a teacher of German for over 20 years and is interested in finding out ways to engage students in learning a foreign language. She is especially interested in CALL (Computer assisted language learning).


Vera's publications are available here.