Sascha StollhansSenior Teaching Associate in German Studies
German Language Convenor
International Placement Year Tutor (German)
Schools Liaison Officer
Communications, Web and Social Media Officer
- 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.
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 The Guardian for an article about the German education system as well as an article in The Conversation about languages in the British education systems.
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.
- GERM100: Part I German Studies (beginners)
- GERM101: Part I German Studies (advanced)
- GERM200i/201i: German Language (second year ex-beginners)
- GERM200: German Language (second year 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)
B.A. German Linguistics and French Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
M.A. Applied Linguistics/Language Teaching (German as a Foreign Language), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2012-2013 DAAD-Sprachassistent, Newcastle University
2013-2016 DAAD-Lektor/Tutor in German Studies, The University of Nottingham
2016-2018 Teaching Assistant in Linguistics and English Language, The University of Manchester
2017-2018 German Language Tutor, The University of Manchester
02/2018-08/2018 Project Manager for a translation company
2018 Goethe-Institut examiner certification for German as a foreign language (B1)
English is not enough – British children face major disadvantage when it comes to language skills
Stollhans, S., Speicher, O. 25/02/2019
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
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 : Research-publishing.net p. 161-164. 4 p.
Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration
Goria, C., Speicher, O., Stollhans, S. 24/01/2016 Dublin : Research-publishing.net. 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 : Research-publishing.net p. 1-4. 4 p.
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 : Research-publishing.net p. 507-511. 5 p.
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 : Research-publishing.net p. 185-192. 8 p.
„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.
Diktat einmal anders: Die Dictogloss-Methode als Form des Kollaborativen Dialogs
Stollhans, S. 2014 In: Forum Deutsch: Unterrichtsforum. 22, 1, p. 1-6.
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.
‘Our languages’: exploring collaborations in Language Education (funded by AHRC OWRI Language Acts and Worldmaking)
01/02/2019 → 31/12/2019
Language variation in language learning classrooms
Workshop on careers for HE language teachers
North West German Network (External organisation)
Membership of committee
The World of Language - Languages of the World (part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science)
Manchester Forum in Linguistics
Participation in conference
Annual Meeting for DAAD-Lektor(inn)en, DAAD-Sprachassistent(inn)en and Ortslektor(inn)en
Participation in conference
We the Humanities
Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University
Participation in conference
Lord Dearing Award
Prize (including medals and awards)