I have been teaching in both secondary and tertiary environments for more than 10 years. My approach to teaching is characterized by my own curiosity, enthusiasm and academic interests. My style is open, emphatic and inclusive with a particular focus on creating motivating and cooperative learning environments.
I teach English and History for adult learners at a secondary school in Neuss, close to Düsseldorf, Germany, where I am also in charge of the school development and used to coordinate the school’s education programs for refugee students. In addition, I serve as a teacher trainer for the district government in Düsseldorf. As an adjunct professor and senior lecturer, I have taught courses on language, literature and cultural issues and teaching methodologies with a recent focus on English as a Foreign language, seminars on intercultural history and communication as well as workshops on written (academic) communication in English in B.A. and M.A. as well as M.Ed. programs for universities in Germany, Canada, the USA, Sweden and Poland. In addition, I have worked as a materials writer, online course developer and trainer for the Pestalozzi Programme and the Council of Europe since 2017.
My publications include research articles and books on EFL teaching, various aspects of the teaching and learning of languages, cultures and literatures as well as intercultural communication, discourse and history. I am currently researching (post-)colonial influences and discourses in EFL teaching materials and textbooks and their influence on intercultural and democratic learning.
I offer lectures, workshops and seminars on teaching research and methodologies in language, history, literature and culture for future as well as in-service teaching professionals. In addition, I am an experienced trainer on intercultural communication and (inter-)cultural history as well as on issues and methodologies of online and blended learning environments.