I joined the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University in 2007 and have been in my current position as Teaching Associate since September 2013.
My responsibilities include language teaching (including Ab Initio) at all levels, coordinating the German Language for All (LfA) modules, the German Internship Programme and the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD), as well as outreach activities. My administrative duties include Director of Learning & Teaching for the Department of Languages and Translation Studies (LTS) as well as Academic Lead for Student Engagement for the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS).
I have also served as Acting Associate Dean Portfolio Development + Recruitment (February-July 2019) and as Acting Head of Languages and Translation Studies (August 2019-January 2020)
My main research interest is content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and my PhD focussed on CLIL in UK Higher Education. I am also interested in the use of audio-visual media in language teaching and in Teaching of German as a Foreign Language. I am a member of the Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA).
German Language Skills I, II, III
German Ab Initio I, II
LfA (German Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
Introduction to the German-speaking Countries
Introduction to Interpreting
Advanced and Practical Translation German-English (UG + PG)LSP Translation (supervision)
Organiser: German Ab Initio Network (GAIN) Forum one-day workshop, Aston University, June 2018
Academic visit: CLIL workshops for students, staff and English teachers at Tyumen State University, Russia, April 2018Ofqual research on grading severity in A-level subjects, University of Warwick, February 2018
‘The Reluctant Academic’. Women in German Studies (WIGS) 30th Anniversary conference, Aston University, November 2018
Aston Students’ Union Academic Awards 2019: ‘Inspiring Teaching’ (winner) and ‘Student-Staff Partnership’ (nomination)
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