Teaching, Workshops and Supervision




Wintersemester 2018/2019 (Universität Bremen)

Language in Migration Contexts

Introduction to English Linguistics



Wintersemester 2017/2018 (Universität Potsdam/Universität Bremen)

MA Research Colloqium: Projects in (Interactional) Linguistics

Language in Migration Contexts

Introduction to English Linguistics

Multimodal Communication


Sommersemester 2017 (Universität Bremen/Universität Potsdam)

Intercultural Pragmatics

Key Moments in the Linguistic History of English

Language and Gender Ringvorlesung/Lecture Series

Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics (Syntax)




Wintersemester 2014/2015 (Universität Bremen)

Colloquium: Sprachwissenschaftliche Begleitveranstaltung für BachelorkanditatInnen


Gender and Discourse







SoSe 2019

Pragmatics and Politeness  in International Contexts, MA ESC Bremen University


SoSe 2018 

Master Kolloquium, MA Fremdsprachenlinguistik, MA KOVAME, Potsdam University


WS 2004/2005 bis
WS 2009/2010


Intercultural Factors, Hamburg School of Logistics, Kühne University, Master of Business Administration MBA Programm (5 Jahre: 1-2 Seminare im WS)

WS 2006/2007


Discourse Strategies in Interviews, Bucerius Law School, Otto Bernsheim School of Management, Hamburg, Master of Business and Law, M.L.B. Programm




WS 2004/2005


Interkulturelle Wirtschaftskommunikation, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, HWP, Hamburg, Master of International Business Administration Programm (MIBA)


Intercultural Communication and Management, Universität Hamburg, Master of International Business and Economics with China Focus (MIBE)


Cultural Studies, Autumn School, International Center of Graduate Studies (ICGS), Universität Hamburg, Master of Education Programm (1 Woche Kompaktseminar)

SS 2004


History of Germany after 1945, Spring School, International Center of Graduate Studies, Universität Hamburg, Master Programm


WS 2002/2003 bis
WS 2007/2008

Intercultural Communication, NIT, Northern Institute of Technology, Hamburg-Harburg, MBA Programm (5 Jahre: 2-3 Seminare im WS)




WS 2002/2003
bis WS 2012/2013


Interkulturelles Training, Hochschulübergreifendes Projekt zur Förderung interkultureller Kompetenz Studierender, HOPIKOS, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft , Regelmäßige Teilnahme von graduierten Berufstätigen


WS 2012/2013

bis Sommersemester 2015


Interkulturelles Training, International Office, Universität Bonn


Writing an Academic Journal Article, Promotionszentrum, Universität Bremen


Academic Conference Presentation Skills, Promotionszentrum, Universität Bremen



WS 2004/2005


Interkulturelle Diversity, Leibniz Universität Hannover, WA Weiterbildungsstudium Arbeitswissenschaft

WS 2002/2003 bis
WS 2004/2005

Interkulturelle Kompetenz im Management „Referent/in für internationale Geschäftsbeziehungen und Interkulturelles Management", Arbeitsstelle für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung, Universität Hamburg (4 Semester: Lehre und Prüfungsausschuss)




SS 2010 Interkulturelles Training, Career Center, Universität Vechta

SS 2009 Interkulturelles Training, International Office, Universität Bremen


WS 2008/2009 Interkulturelles Training, Career Center, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg


WS 2002/2003
bis WS 2009/2010


Interkulturelles Training, Hochschulübergreifendes Projekt zur Förderung interkultureller Kompetenz Studierender, HOPIKOS, Universität Hamburg (7 Jahre: 2 Seminare/Semester)

SS 2002


Business English, Grone Schule Hamburg (ca. 3 Monate)


WS 2001/2002


English Reading and Writing, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, USA (1 Seminar: Intermediate, 1 Seminar Advanced)


Grammar and Communication, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, USA (1 Seminar: Beginning, 1 Seminar: Advanced)


WS 2001/2002


Reading and Vocabulary. American Language Program, Hayward State University, USA (2 Seminare)


SS 2001

Communication Skills and American Culture (2 Seminare) UC Berkeley, USA


English Listening and Pronunciation, UC Berkeley, USA


Supervised Master's Theses:


Politeness in intercultural business email communication: How culture influences request realization in situations of time pressure (Giorgia Miniutti, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)   


Twitter and Social Media in Politics: Russia and the USA (Maria Matveeva, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)


How Do YouTubers speak? An analysis of Speech in Let’s Play Videos. (Lea Krüger, MA Thesis, Potsdam University)


Multimodal Identity Construction in the Graphic Novel and its Adaptation in the Film Persepolis (Rumiya Izgalieva- with John Bateman, Bremen University)


Gewalt in der Sprache. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Political Correctness im Diskurs nicht-rassistischer Handlungen (Tahmasebi- with Christel Stolz)


Dynamik des EFL Klassenraums: Alter als ein dominanter Faktor in der Sprachmodifikation von Lehrkräften (L. Carstens- with Sabine Doff)


Humor and Politeness in Customer Service Situations in British Comedy


How can I say things that are pictures:

A stylistic analysis of subjective memory in Toni Morrison's Beloved and

its cinematic adaptation (M. Haas- with John Bateman)


Wandel der betrieblichen Interessenvertretung im Zuge von Reorganisationsmaßnahmen verdeutlicht am Beispiel der Gruppenarbeit im deutsch-britischen Vergleich (N. Kastner)


German Hip-Hop and Linguistic Identity of Migrant Youth




Supervised BA projects:


Changing Conceptions of Gender in Hip Hop Music (V. Fischer- with Karin Esders)


Anglicisms in German Menues- Social Stratification of Restaurants and Language Use (J. Brandt- with John Bateman)


Ending the Silence: Struggling with Homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces (L. Dierks- with Karin Esders)


Spanish English Codeswitching in US-American Movies


Multimodality in Social Advertising


The Semantics of Football News Headlines


The Semantics and Pragmatics of Intensifiers in Celebrities' Interviews


Humor and Gender in American Sitcoms "How I met your mother" and "Friends"


The Function of Pronominal Deixis in Political Debates 


Language attitudes towards English and Chinese in Hong Kong 


Language and power in intercultural communication 



Currently co-supervised BA projects (selection):


Multimodality in Children's Advertising 

Swearing in Irish English

The influence of media on personal satisfaction with body shape  

African American and Asian American stereotypes in the media

Anglicisms in the German youth magazine 'BRAVO' and how German

teenagers use Anglicisms in their speech 

The politeness of salespersons on the telephone in areas of German cities that are and are not highly frequented by international tourists  

The use of "Denglish" in social online networks Facebook and Studi-VZ 

Language Attitudes: Ghanian English