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Lehrbeauftragte für Englisch

Paul Higgins

Paul Higgins has worked in several sectors of both education and commerce, for which he has experienced living in four different European countries. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he worked for several years before returning to study at Oxford Brookes University and the University of the West of England (affiliated with Bristol Business School) where he obtained his Master’s in European Business. In parallel to these studies, he has been involved in English teaching for more than 20 years, starting in Oxford and subsequently Finland, working for various language schools. Later he obtained the Licentiate Diploma in English teaching (DipTESOL) with a particular focus on task-based learning and issues in cross-cultural teaching with East-Asian students. He has worked for the last 10 years on pre-sessional courses (EAP) at the University of Birmingham for students wishing to study Master’s courses at the university and prepare them to achieve the language requirements, particularly for the Business School.In his commercial working life, he has worked in marketing for the University of Essex, four years in banking in Luxembourg, translator from German to English in Switzerland, amongst other commercial and technical roles.

Jean Linehan

Jean Linehan has taught ESL in a wide variety of settings (both in the USA and abroad) for over 25 years.  After receiving an MA in International Education from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, she worked at a refugee center teaching English and American Culture to students of diverse backgrounds with an expansive range of academic abilities.  Later she started concentrating on Academic English in university settings which include the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dubai Women’s College and the University of Bamberg.  She had the honor of being chosen as an English Language Fellow and served at the University of Belgrade, Serbia for two years. This program, funded by the US government, entailed not only instruction but also teacher training and materials development throughout the Balkans.  Jean enjoys sharing her passion for teaching and has presented at many international English language teacher conferences on topics mostly related to interactive language teaching skills.

Frank Lauterbach

Frank Lauterbach studied English language and culture at the University of Göttingen and the University of California and worked as a researcher in various projects on transatlantic cultural relations. He also served as the founding manager of the English-language division at the Graduate Academy of the University of Oldenburg as well as the Scientific English program and the International Writing Center at the University of Göttingen. He has many years of experience in teaching English for Research Purposes – with a focus on academic writing and publishing, academic presenting, conference posters, international networking, and academic communication. At the Language Center of the University of Osnabrück, Frank is Head of Foreign Languages for Academic Purposes as well as coordinator of ENGLISH+, an Academic English program for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.