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  • since 2012: PHD student of Prof. Dr. Andreas Rohde, English Department II, University of Cologne, Research Project „Supporting Word Learning in English Lessons for Students with Specific Language Impairment“
  • since October 2012: Member of a graduate school at Cologne University „Graduiertenschule Fachdidaktik Köln“
  • May – September 2012: Scholarship of the graduate school „Graduiertenschule Fachdidaktik Köln“
  • 2012: State exam of the education program for teachers for students with special needs at Cologne University. Focus: Speech and Language Pathology, Learning Disabilities. Subjects: German and English. Master Thesis „Evaluation of  English lessons that support word learning in children with speech and language disorders“, supervised by Dr. Andreas Mayer, Department of Speech Language Pathology (Lehrstuhl Sprachbehindertenpädagogik in schulischen und außerschulischen Bereichen), University of Cologne
  • 2006-2007: Two semesters of BA English and American Studies and History at the University of Münster
  • Aug./2003 – Aug./2004: "Rotary International Youth Exchange" in the USA


Professional Experience

  • Since October 2012: Research Assistant at the English Deparment II at Cologne University
  • Winter Term 2016/17 and 2017/18: Lectureship „Inklusive English Lessons“ at Hildesheim University, English Department, together with Prof. Dr. Andreas Rohde
  • Summer Term 2012: Lectureship at the English Department II at Cologne University (Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition)
  • Dec./2010 – Sept./2012: Student Assistant at the English Department II at Cologne University. Assistance in research projects in the field of English Linguistics and Second Language Learning and Teaching of Prof. Dr. Andreas Rohde
  • Sept./2010 –Jan./2011: Student Assistant at the Department for Speech and Language Pathology (Lehrstuhl Sprachbehindertenpädagogik) at Cologne University. Assistance in the research project „Standardization of a test instrument for the identification of children that are at risk of dyslexia“ of Dr. Andreas Mayer
  • Aug./2007 – Dec./2009: Employee at an after school care at a school for speech language pathology (Caritas-Jugendhilfe-Gesellschaft GmbH) in Cologne