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I am Senior Lecturer in German and have directed the University's Open Language Programme, Polylang, for many years.

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 courses and grammar books, among them the best-selling Willkommen series.


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


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 all German modules. . 

I taught German at all levels and also lectured on German literature, German film and undergradutes and postgraduates students, as well as in adult education settings.


The main areas of my reseach are:

  • 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 courses 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.


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