Eva Hoeckner

Assistant Teaching Professor of German
Program Manager of Language Initiatives, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures

Assistant Teaching Professor of German
334 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7460
Office Hours
WF 12:30pm-1:30pm (334 Bond Hall), via Google Calendar



M.A. German and Latin Language and Literature, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn, Germany

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Second Language Pedagogy
  • Technology Integration in Language Teaching and Learning
  • German Cinema
  • Culture and Politics of German speaking Countries
  • 19th and 20th Century German Literature


Eva Hoeckner is originally from Germany and  joins the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature having taught German at domestic and international institutions for over 20 years. She holds a joint appointment from the CSLC to promote undergraduate language learning at Notre Dame as well as from the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures to teach Language Courses in German. Her interests include Second Language Pedagogy, German Film, Culture and Politics, and 19th and 20th Century German literature. 

Eva Hoeckner is also a Latinist and interested in Comparative Linguistics. She received her Master’s in Bonn, Germany, before moving to the United States. She started out as a research aide in the Ancient Greek Inscription Project of the Classics Department at Cornell University before embarking on a teaching career for German as a foreign language. She taught adult learners at the Goethe Institute in Chicago and, for the past 17 years, secondary students at the French International School of Chicago. In her role as Head of the German Language program, she was appointed as U.S. coordinator of the French Baccalaureate exams in German. She also taught dual-credit courses in Intermediate German through Loyola University and built an exchange program taking her students to Munich biennially.

She is excited about bringing her experience of working in international environments to the community of language learners at Notre Dame.