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Teaching and outreach

  • 2014 - present
    Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge Lecturer for paper Ge7 (German: a Linguistic Introduction) during Michaelmas term.
  • 2014 - present
    Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge Undergraduate supervisor for papers Li2 (Structures & Meanings) and Li17 (Language Typology). Teaching tutorials for individuals and small groups of students across all years.
  • 2014 - present
    Language Centre, University of Cambridge Teaching English academic writing, study skills and voice training for international students.
  • 2010, 2013 - present
    Admissions Office, University of Cambridge Teaching "taster" linguistics seminars at various outreach events aimed at school pupils, further education students and mature student applicants.
  • 2013 - 2014
    Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge Undergraduate supervisor for papers Li9 (Syntax) and Li17 (Language Typology). Teaching tutorials for pairs and individual second-, third- and fourth-year students.
  • 2011 - 2012
    Department of German, King's College London Teaching Fellow in German Linguistics. Responsible for the curriculum design, delivery, examination and assessment of four undergraduate linguistics modules:
    The German Language from Past to Present (first year): a course introducing students to the basic concepts of linguistic analysis, examining regional and sociolinguistic variation in contemporary German, and surveying the history and development of the German language.
    Language and Mind (second year): a course discussing concepts of Universal Grammar and linguistic relativity, and exploring the types of phonological, morphological and syntactic knowledge that native speakers have of their language, drawing on psycholinguistic evidence where appropriate.
    The German Language since 1900 (second year): a course exploring how language can be used to exert power and to manipulate people, focussing on the language of the Third Reich, the language of advertising, and political language.
    Structure and Usage of Contemporary German (fourth year): a course which investigates structural (particularly syntactic) properties of modern German and considers sociolinguistic variation.
  • Responsible for teaching translation from German into English to first year undergraduates.
  • Providing additional German grammar support to fourth year undergraduates.
  • Supervision of one fourth year extended essay on historical German syntax.
  • Supervision of two third year Year Abroad portfolios.
  • 2010 - 2011
    Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge Undergraduate supervisor for paper Li2 (Structures & Meanings). Taught tutorials for groups of six first-year and second-year students for the syntax ("structures") part of this new paper.
  • 2009 - 2010
    Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge Undergraduate supervisor for paper Li1 (General Linguistics - Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Semantics & Pragmatics, Syntax and Linguistic Theory). Taught tutorials for pairs of second-year and third-year students for all areas of this paper.
  • Summer 2006 / Summer 2007
    SFA Sprachreisen (English Language Camps), Austria English tutor at residential language camps for Austrian children aged 11-15.
  • 2005 - 2006
    Bundesgymnasium Bludenz and HLW Rankweil, Vorarlberg, Austria British Council English Language Assistant, working with Austrian school pupils aged 13-19.
  • Summer 2004 / Summer 2005
    EF Language Travel English tutor at residential language camps for children of various nationalities aged 7-15.