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Sascha Stollhans

Formerly at Lancaster University

Sascha Stollhans

Office Hours:

One-to-one contact hours in Summer Term:

By email appointment




  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • German Language Convenor (Part I, second year intensive, and final year)
  • International Placement Year Tutor for German
  • Schools Engagement and Outreach Lead
  • Communications, Web and Social Media Lead
  • Member of the departmental EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) Committee
  • Academic Director of the Global Summer School "International Cultural Experience"

You can also find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Academic interests:

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


I am currently co-leading the German strand of the national 'Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages' project, alongside Dr Anna Havinga (Bristol). The project, led by Prof. Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin), assesses the potential for the inclusion of linguistics in the Secondary Education MFL curriculum. 

I am very interested in cross-sector work to promote language learning in the UK. Dr Elena Polisca and I have led a project funded by the "Language Acts and Worldmaking" strand of the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which explored transitions and collaborations between different education sectors, and culminated in a national conference.

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 appearance on the Language Revolution Podcast to discuss language policy and transitions in language education, 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.

Current Teaching

  • GERM100: Part I German Studies (beginners)
  • GERM101: Part I German Studies (advanced)
  • GERM200i/201i: German Language (second year intensive)
  • 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)

External Roles

  • Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland: member of the executive committee and Conference Officer
  • North West German Network: member of the steering group

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