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About me

I am Principal Lecturer and Director of Polylang, the University's Open Language Programme. Polylang offers credit-bearing modules in eight languages to about 1300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and members of staff. 

Prior to joining the University of Westminster as a full-time member in 2001, I worked as a lecturer in German for various universities and colleges in London. 

I am the author of several German language course books and grammar books.

MEDIA QUERIES

I am able to speak to media queries on British-German relations and foreign language learning in the UK.

Teaching

My current focus is on teaching German language from A1 to B1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. I am the module leader for 1GERP02 and 1GERP03. 

I taught German at all levels and also lectured on German literature, German film and history.

Research

  • foreign language course book methodologies 
  • use of ICT/Blended learning in language teaching 
  • British-German relationships, with a particular interest in the perception of London by German travelers in the 18th and 19th Century 

My methodological approach for the language books I have written is based upon research into modern communicative language teaching and a considerable numbers of years' experience as a practitioner. For publication details, see under Recent publications.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.