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Dr. Eimear Geary

English Department II
Gronewaldstraße 2
50931 Cologne

Room: 1.105

Tel.: +49 (0)221/470 4644
Fax: +49 (0)221/470 5045


Office Hours 
Due to the coronavirus situation, there will be no regular office hours until further notice. Please contact us via email.



  • Ireland: Born in Dublin, grew up on the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry


Teaching interests

  • Linguistics (Phonetics and Phonology, Pragmatics, Syntax, Applied Linguistics), Academic writing in the area of Linguistics, Introductory and Advanced Language Skills in English, Cultural Studies

Brief academic and professional overview

  • PhD
    Title of dissertation: Attrition and the Irish language: An exploration of the Savings Paradigm with respect to lexical item knowledge
  • Master of Arts Degree with honours (First class)
    Linguistics (English Studies)
    Universität zu Köln
  • Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Political Science and Sociology (BSocSc (Hons)),
    University College Dublin (U.C.D.), Ireland
  • TEFL/TESL International Accreditation (graduate program) focusing on theories, methodologies and practice, intercultural competence and pedagogical issues, followed by teaching/lecturing in the area of EFL/ESL. Also responsible for planning and coordinating course focus, content and design in a variety of organizations and at university level, involving students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Extensive travel in Europe, USA, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, China and South-East Asia
  • Since WS 06/07 lecturer at Englisches Seminar II, Universität zu Köln