Egonne Roth


Dr Egonne Roth





Date and Place of Birth:         26 April 1954, Cape Town South Africa

Nationality:                            German, Israeli

Contact Details:              Tel: +972 4 9001789,   +972 54 21 22 612



2011 –  2016   PhD in English Literature, University of Bar Ilan, Israel.

2007 –  2010   MA in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Bar Ilan, Israel.

2000 – 2001    Special Diploma in Education: English – Teaching English as 2nd language, UNISA

1972 – 1974     B.A. (Social Work), University of Stellenbosch, RSA


Professional Experience

2012 –              Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel

2008 – 2012     Western Galilee College, Acco Israel (EAP), Israel

2005 – 2008     Teaching English at English@Yehudit’s Private English School, Nahariya, Israel

2002 – 2005     Teaching English at the Community Centre, Nahariya

1984 – 1986      Social Worker, Association for the Physically Disabled, Nelspruit, RSA

1976 – 1977      Social Worker, Oudtshoorn Hospital, Oudtshoorn, RSA


Professional Experience – Voluntary Work

1994 – 1995    Social Worker attached to Laeveld Primary School,  Nelspruit, RSA (Part-time)

1986 – 1988    Chairperson, Association for the Physically Disabled, Nelspruit, RSA


Teaching Experience

ORT Braude College of Engineering: Undergraduate Courses:

-   English for Academic Purposes in all departments of the School of Engineering and at all levels

-   Applied Technical English


Western Galilee College: Undergraduate Courses:

-      Tutor in Computer-Aided Language Learning Centre


Continuing Education:

-      English as a Foreign Language: evening courses for adults at all levels


Fields of Special Interest

Life-Writing   -   Biography, autobiography, memoir, mixed genre

-     Ethics of life-writing

-      Approach to research and writing


Teaching         -   Developing strategies for enhancing second-language speakers’ abilities to use

     and understand academic texts and enhance their ability to use these;

-      Training students in presentation skills suitable for the commercial market inc. oral skills, body language, visual aids and time-sensitivity;

-        Preparing students for job interviews

-        The use of acting techniques to enhance professional presentations

-        Research methodology



Refereed Papers:

1.   Roth, E. “Searching Berlin” ILANOT Review, BIU, Spring 2009. Digital

2.   Roth, E. “Unassimilable Strangeness: The Afrikaans Poetry of Olga Kirsch.”  Werkswinkel 8 (1) 2013. Print

3.   Roth, E. “The Men in the Life and Work of Olga Kirsch” Werkwinkel 9(2), 2014. Print

4.   Minnaar, T. and Roth, E. “’n Nuwe Lewe: Olga Kirsch se Studentegedig ’Resurrexit’.” Werkwinkel 9(2), 2014: 59-72. Print

5.   Roth, E.  “Lessons in writing the biography of the crossover poet, Olga Kirsch.” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 54(1), 2017: 63-76. Print


Roth, E. Olga Kirsch, A Life in Poetry. (Under Revision, Stellenbosch University Press)


Language proficiency


Afrikaans:       Reading, writing and speaking – mother tongue

Dutch:             Reading – fluent; writing and speaking – beginner’s level

English:           Reading, writing and speaking – mother tongue

German:          Reading, writing and speaking – beginner’s level

Hebrew:          Reading, writing and speaking – beginner’s level


March, 2017


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