Sascha Stollhans

Senior Teaching Associate in German Studies


German Language Convenor (Part I and final year)

International Placement Year Tutor (German)

Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer

Communications, Web and Social Media Officer

Library Rep


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.

Contribution to episode 8 of the #MFLtwitterati Podcast: Celebrating the voices of the modern language teaching community
Dale, J., Geisel, N., Stollhans, S. 24/08/2019
Digital or Visual Products

English is not enough – British children face major disadvantage when it comes to language skills
Stollhans, S., Speicher, O. 25/02/2019
Other contribution

Ask a linguist: "Is English the only European language to have tag questions?"
Stollhans, S. 11/2017 Babel: The Language Magazine, p. 15.

The perfect tense
Stollhans, S., Krauß, S., Partridge, J. 11/2017
Other contribution

Ask a linguist: "Are there constructions that are grammatically describable in different ways? How absolute are the categories of grammar?"
Stollhans, S. 08/2017 Babel: The Language Magazine, p. 29. 1 p.

Learning by teaching: developing transferable skills
Stollhans, S. 25/06/2016 In: Employability for languages. Dublin : p. 161-164. 4 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration
Goria, C., Speicher, O., Stollhans, S. 24/01/2016 Dublin : 163 p. ISBN: 9781908416315. Electronic ISBN: 9781908416322, 9781908416339.

“Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration”: an introduction
Goria, C., Speicher, O., Stollhans, S. 24/01/2016 In: Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration. Dublin : p. 1-4. 4 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Feedback on feedback – does it work?
Speicher, O., Stollhans, S. 2/12/2015 In: Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy. Dublin : p. 507-511. 5 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The e-learning tool Voxopop and its benefits on oral skills: activities for final year students of German
Stollhans, S. 15/01/2015 In: 10 years of the LLAS elearning symposium. Dublin : p. 185-192. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

„Ich bin dann mal Deutsch lernen!“: Der Absentiv im DaF-Unterricht
Stollhans, S. 2015 In: German as a foreign language. 2015, 1, p. 44-71.
Journal article

Diktat einmal anders: Die Dictogloss-Methode als Form des Kollaborativen Dialogs
Stollhans, S. 2014 In: Forum Deutsch: Unterrichtsforum. 22, 1, p. 1-6.
Journal article

Ich trinke gerne *die Tee: Der Nullartikel aus der Perspektive französischsprachiger Deutschlerner unter besonderer Berücksichtigung generischer Ausdrücke
Stollhans, S. 12/2012 In: Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Info DaF). 39, 6, p. 605-624. 20 p.
Journal article