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Lehrbeauftragte für Englisch

Jennifer Skipp

Jennifer Skipp specializes in English for Academic Purposes, currently teaching as a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Trier and as an adjunct teacher in the Language Centre at the University of Luxembourg. Jennifer has taught EAP to students from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, engineering, economics, educational sciences, as well as social sciences and the humanities.  She has taught PhD students on intensive workshops, MA students preparing to submit their theses, and undergraduate students on more protracted seminar-based courses. Her PhD is from the University of Leeds and examined British eighteenth-century erotic literature, a subject on which she has published several chapters and articles.  She has previously held positions and the University of Salzburg and University of Leeds.

 

Jenny Stenke

Jenny Stenke is a teacher of English for Academic Purposes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a focus on students studying English literature and linguistics. In addition to her current position at the University of Luxembourg, she teaches courses on Presentation Skills and Irish Culture at the University of Trier. She has also previously held the posts of EAP Teacher and Teacher Trainer at Dublin City University, delivering workshops primarily focused on Writing Skills and CLIL methodology. Over her years as an English teacher she has worked with a wide variety of general, business English and exam preparation classes, particularly IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge Main Suite. For her Master’s-level teaching qualification (Cambridge DELTA) she specialised in exam classes and course design.

 

Ailbhe O'Flaherty

Ailbhe O’Flaherty specialises in teaching English for Academic Purposes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences. She has worked as a language teacher to undergraduates and taught workshops in Academic Writing to postgraduate research students at the University of Trier. She also teaches in the areas of French Studies and Postcolonial Literatures in English and French, and has taught intensive courses in Business English. Prior to moving to Luxembourg, she worked as a language teacher, writing tutor and lecturer at the University of Limerick in Ireland and subsequently held a lecturing post at Dublin City University. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Limerick, examines memory and insularity in contemporary fiction from Mauritius. She currently works at the International School of Luxembourg and as an adjunct at the University of Luxembourg.

 

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.

 

Jeffrey Palms

Jeffrey Palms teaches English for Academic Purposes at the ULLC, and previously taught Academic Writing and EAP on undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He congruently holds a position in the academic publishing sector as an editor, working directly with authors on books ranging from musicology and history to optometry and engineering. Outside of academia, he is an active creative writer: his monthly column for d’Lëtzebuerger Land observes the places where Luxembourgish and American cultures meet (and miss); he is pursuing an MFA at the University of Glasgow that tangles music and artificial intelligence in science fiction; and his first book (creative nonfiction) will be published in 2021 by Black Fountain Press. He holds a BA and an MSc in English literature, respectively from the Universities of Michigan and Edinburgh, and is CELTA-certified.