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Sascha Stollhans

Senior Teaching Associate in German Studies

Sascha Stollhans

County Main



Tel: +44 1524 592466

Office Hours:

One-to-one contact hours in Lent Term:

Monday 2.00-4.00

by email appointment




Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

German Language Convenor (Part I and final year)

International Placement Year Tutor for German

Schools Liaison and Outreach Lead

Communications, Web and Social Media Lead

Departmental Library Representative 

Member of the departmental EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) Committee 


Academic interests:

  • Germanic and Romance languages and linguistics, in particular German, English and French
  • Second language acquisition
  • Innovations in language teaching and learning, in particular e-learning and technology-enhanced learning
  • Modern German culture and society
  • Translation practice
  • Linguistic variation and non-standard language (e.g. in language education and online communication)
  • Language, gender and sexuality (e.g. heteronormativity and LGBTQ+ representation in language learning materials)
  • Educational policy, the role of languages in curricula and policy-making


I am very interested in cross-sector work to promote language learning in the UK. Dr Elena Polisca and I are currently leading a project funded by the "Language Acts and Worldmaking" strand of the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which seeks to explore transitions and collaborations between different education sectors. We hosted a conference as part of this project on 28 September 2019.

In 2017, I organised a public exhibition and a workshop for academics and school teachers under the heading "The World of Language, Languages of the World", funded by the ESRC as part of its Festival of Social Science. Recent media contributions include an interview with LBC Radio about language teaching and learning in the UK and in Europe, an article in The Conversation about languages in the British education systems, and an interview with The Guardian for an article about the German education system

In 2016, I co-organised a national conference and co-edited an open access book on Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration.

Current Teaching

  • GERM100: Part I German Studies (beginners)
  • GERM101: Part I German Studies (advanced)
  • GERM300/301: German Language (final year)
  • DELC200: Second Year Programme for Academic Skills, Employability and International Placement preparation
  • DELC310: International Placement Year
  • DELC416: Academic and Practical Methods in Translation (MA in Translation)
  • DELC423: Introduction to Liaison Interpreting (MA in Translation)

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