Patience Locke Kotwa - Coastal Carolina University
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Patience Locke Kotwa

Coordinator, Foreign Language Instructional Center

Jonathan Doe
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Kearns Hall 204A

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30-10:30am;
and by appointment

It was Greek to me." (William Shakespeare)

Patience Locke Kotwa has been the coordinator of the Foreign Language Instructional Center (FLIC) at Coastal Carolina University since January 2004. In addition, she is a teaching associate in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, where she teaches German.


B.A. in German, minor in Russian and East Central European Studies
University of Wisconsin

B.S. in Elementary and Secondary Education, German
Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania)

B.A. Spanish
Coastal Carolina University

M.A. in German
Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

M.Ed. in Learning and Teaching with a concentration in instructional technology
Coastal Carolina University

Teaching Certificate K-12 + German Secondary School Education

Ed.S. in Instructional Technology

Interesting Facts

She was selected from a national pool of applicants by the Austro-American Education Commission to spend a year in Austria as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in an Austrian Secondary School in Vienna, Austria. She received a second-year assignment and also taught Austrian children English in a summer camp environment. One of her favorite memories is skiing in the Alps.

Teaching Area


CCU Service

  • University Scholarship Committee, 2010-present (chair since 2013)
  • Athletics Appeal Committee, 2013-present
  • Fulbright Council (2016-present)
  • Peer and Aspirant Committee (2012)