I hold an M.A. in English Linguistics and Chinese Culture and Communication Studies from Trier University.
Since May 2019, I am a member of the VERA-8 English project team (Vergleichsarbeiten in Jahrgangsstufe 8 in cooperation with the Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen in Berlin). We accompany and supervise the development of language tests aimed at assessing listening and reading skills of students in year 8.
Before joining the TEFL department I worked on various projects in the Linguistics department, did editorial work on several publications, performed corpus data processing, and conducted research in the fields of corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics and multilingualism. My main focus of study were Asian Englishes and English in Singapore.
Some further research interests include second/foreign language acquisition, code switching and discourse studies.