About the Editors

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Dr Katrin Biebighäuser

is Principal of a bilingual elementary school. From 2014 to 2022, she held a Junior Professorship for German as a Foreign Language at the University of Education in Heidelberg. Prior to this, she worked as research assistant at the University of Gießen, where she wrote her PhD thesis on intercultural learning in virtual worlds. Her research interests are in foreign language learning and teaching, mainly in the usage of digital media for foreign language learning, cultural studies and intercultural learning.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katrin Biebighäuser

Professor Claus Ehrhardt

Is Professor of German Language and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Urbino in Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of linguistic pragmatics, politeness theory, sociolinguistics, phraseology and intercultural communication.

Professor Dr. Claus Ehrhardt

Dr Diana Feick

is Senior Lecturer in German and Applied Linguistics/Language Teaching at Waipapa Taumata Rau/The University of Auckland in Aotearoa New Zealand. After gaining her PhD from the University of Leipzig in 2015, she held a post-doc position in German as a Foreign Language at the University of Vienna. Her research areas are Digital Media in GfL, Mobile Language Learning, Virtual Exchange, Virtual Learning Spaces, Learner Autonomy, and Multimodal Language Learner Online Interaction.

Dr Diana Feick

Associate Professor Klaus Geyer

has been teaching German language and linguistics at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense since 2012. Previous professional posts were the Universities of Erfurt, Bielefeld and Kiel (where he received his doctorate in 2002) and the Pedagogical University of Vilnius (Lithuania). His research and teaching focuses on the functional-typological grammar of German, linguistic variation, language policy and language management, professional communication / LSP, but also on Landeskunde studies and translational topics.

Associate Professor Dr Klaus Geyer

Professor Chris Hall

is Emeritus Professor of German at University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, having previously taught at the universities of Bonn, Tampere (Finland), Leicester (UK) and Waikato (NZ). His research interests are in the fields of German linguistics and phonetics, language teaching and testing, computer-assisted language learning, and intercultural communication.

Professor Dr. Chris Hall

Dr Heiko F. Marten

is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Germany, in the project “Language Minority and Majority Constellations including German”. He holds a PhD from the Free University of Berlin. In the course of his career he has been, for instance, a researcher at Rēzekne Academy of Technologies (Latvia), DAAD Lecturer in German linguistics at Tallinn University (Estonia), has worked at the Centre Language, Variation, Migration of Potsdam University, and has been Director of the DAAD Information Centre for the Baltic states in Riga. His research focuses on different aspects of language policy and planning, minority languages, linguistic landscapes, language attitudes and discourses, and functions of German in the Baltic states and other societies around the world.

Dr Heiko F. Marten

Professor Silke Mentchen

is Professor of German Studies at the University of Cambridge and fellow at Magdalene College. She has been teaching German at all levels since 1994. In her work and research, she focuses on curriculum design, teaching methodology, the teaching of translation, and the use of technology in language teaching..

Professor Slike Mentchen

Professor Melani Schroeter

is Associate Professor in German Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests are in the field of public/political discourse analysis, pragmatics, lexicology and sociolinguistics as well as comparative, cross-linguistic analyses.

Professor Dr. Peter Colliander

Former Editors

Professor Christian Fandrych (Leipzig)
Professor Guido Rings (Cambridge)
Dr Reinhard Tenberg (Cambridge)
Professor Norbert Pachler (London)
Dr Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Milton Keynes)
Professor Nicola Würffel (Leipzig)
Professor Peter Colliander † (Jyväskylä/Copenhagen/Munich)
Professor Joanne Leal (London)


Associate Professor Uwe Matthias Richter

is Associate Professor and Academic Lead:Digital Pedagogic Innovation in Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University's Learning and Teaching Unit, UK. He supports, develops and leads on the development of research and scholarly work in digital pedagogic innovation as part of the  Centre for Innovation in HighervEducation (CIHE). He received his Doctor of Education from the Institute of Education, University College London. His doctoral research focused on online and distance, work-based learning in university degree courses.

Associate Professor Uwe Matthias Richter