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Marta Pirnat-Greenberg

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 2130
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Degree: BA, University of Ljubljana

2011 book: Colloquial Slovene. A Complete Language Course. New Edition. London: Routledge.

2004 web-based materials: (NE)Sigurni u cestovnom prometu. [(Un)Safe on the Road] [Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian shareable teaching materials.]

1996 print materials: Povej naprej. Priročnik metodičnih dejavnosti za pouk slovenščine kot drugega/tujega jezika. [A Collection of Activities for Teaching Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language.] Marja Bešter and Ljubica Černivec, eds. Ljubljana: Filozofska fakulteta. [5 activities.]

Selected publications, translations

2007 translations (articles): Slovene Poets and Writers of the Slovene Academy. Ed. by Drago Jančar and Kajetan Kovič. Ljubljana: SAZU.

2007 review: Andreja Markovič, Danuša Škapin, Katarina Rigler Šilc, Špela Kajič Kmetič. Slovenska beseda v živo: učbenik za začetni tečaj slovenščne kot drugega/tujega jezika. Andreja Markovič, Vesna Halužan, Mateja Pezdirc Bartol, Danuša Škapin, Gita Vuga. S slovenščino nimam težav: učbenik za kratke tečaje slovenščine: nadaljevalna stopnja. Nataša Pirih Svetina, Andreja Ponikvar. A, B, C ... 1, 2, 3, gremo ... Učbenik za začetnike na kratkih tečajih slovenščine kot drugega/tujega jezika. Andreja Markovič, Danuša Škapin, Mihaela Knez, Nina Šoba. Slovenska beseda v živo 2. Učbenik za nadaljevalni tečaj slovenščine kot drugega/tujega jezikaSlovene Studies 30.

2007 essay: Študent naj bo na ameriškem kolidžu. [Getting into American College.] Dialogi (Maribor) 43

2004 review: Andrea Albretti. Colloquial SloveneSlavic and East European Journal 48.2.

Awards, grants, fellowships

European Studies Consortium (University of Minnesota), CARLA summer institute workshop “Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages”; Slovene Ministry of Culture Grant for translation; American Council of Learned Societies Grants for teaching Slovene; Fulbright Fellowship (Yale); ZAMTES [Slovene Commission for International Technical Cooperation] grant (Charles University, Prague); Prešernova nagrada [Prešeren Award].


1st annual Graduation Ceremony


Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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