Philosophy of Teaching Statement

You find a Philosophy of Teaching Statement here. This statement describes what I particularly pay attention to when organizing courses, plan classes, and how I interact with students.


During my stay at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, I set up an online course (Corpus Linguistics: Focus on Academic Language) with seven sessions on how to use, analyze, and visualize corpus data, to transcribe spoken dialogue, to use online resources and software applications, and to create your own corpus. The course includes videos, practical exercises, required readings, quizzes, and discussion fora.

Classes taught

Graduate level

Intermediate level

  • Morphology and Syntax (UoHamburg/UoKassel; Evaluation WS 2015/16)
  • Language Change and Historical Sociolinguistics (UoHamburg)
  • Quantitative Sociolinguistics and Corpus Analysis (UoHamburg/UoKassel; Evaluation WS 2015/16)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics (UoHamburg)
  • Introduction to English Linguistics (UoHamburg/FU Berlin; Evaluation WS2014/15, SS2015, WS2015/16, WS2017/18)
  • Fundamentals of English Linguistics (UoKassel; Evaluation WS 2015/16)
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (UoHamburg)
  • History and Variation of English (FU Berlin)
  • Empirical Approaches to the Study of Language (E-M-A Uni Greifswald/UoKassel; Evaluation WS 2015/16)
  • The History of English: Focus on corpus-based approaches (E-M-A Uni Greifswald)
  • Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology (UoKassel; Evaluation SS2008)


  • Methodologies in linguistics, cultural studies and literary studies: basic issues (E-M-A Uni Greifswald)


(last updated 2017/12/30)