Personen Details

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 08/2011
    Lecturer in English literature and English as an international language at the Cantonal Graduate School for Adults in Lucerne
  • 31 October 2006
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Zertifikat in Hochschuldidaktik
  • 2006 - 2010
    Lecturer in English, with special attention to the methodology of teaching English as a second language at the University of Teacher Education in Lucerne
  • 14 June 2004
    Canton Zurich: Diplom für das Höhere Lehramt in den philologisch-historischen Fächern (DHL)
  • Since 10/2003
    Lecturer in English as an international language at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Engineering and Architecture
  • 2002 - 2003
    English and history teacher training classes at the Unterstrass Sixth Form College (English) and at the Stadelhofen Sixth Form College (history) in Zurich
  • 16 December 2002
    University of Zurich: Lizentiat (lic. phil.)    
  • 1992 - 2002
    Studies at the University of Zurich
    • Main subjects: English literature and English linguistics
    • 1st subsidiary subject: general history, with special attention to the history of technology
    • 2nd subsidiary subject: general didactics, with special attention to classroom communication
    • Language studies: English 24 months in GB-Brighton, native fluency in English; French 9 months in CH-Neuchâtel; Italian 3 months in I-Conversano
  • 1990 - 1992
    Certificate course in Latin at the University of Zurich
  • 1989 - 1990
    Séminaire de français moderne (annual course) at the University of Neuchâtel
  • 1985 - 1989
    Cantonal Graduate School for Adults in Zurich: Academic Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 1984 - 1985
    Minerva Sixth Form College in Zurich; preparatory course for the Cantonal Graduate School for Adults
  • 1984
    Principality of Liechtenstein: Journeyman’s Diploma as cabinetmaker
  • 1980 - 1984
    Apprenticeship as cabinetmaker at the Ferdinand Frick AG in FL-Schaan
  • 1980 - 1984
    Vocational college in CH-Buchs/SG
  • 1971 - 1980
    Primary and secondary school education in CH-Grabs/SG 

Memberships

  • Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (SAUTE)
  • Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics (ASLA)
  • Swiss Institute of International Studies (SIAF)
  • Association des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (APLV) | France
  • Observatoire Européen du Plurilinguisme (OEP)
  • Alliance Française de Lucerne (AFL)
  • Association Franco Lucerne (FL)
  • Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti Lingue Straniere (ANILS) | Italia
  • Pro Grigioni Italiano (Pgi)
  • Società Dante Alighieri | Sezione di Lucerna (DA)
  • Akademie Menschenmedizin (amm)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften (SGGMN)
  • Gesellschaft für Werdenberger Geschichte und Landeskunde (WGL) 
  • Historischer Verein für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein (HVFL)

Key Activities, Research and Teaching Fields

  • English as an international and intranational language
  • Functional bi-, tri- and plurilingualism in combination with English as a lingua franca
  • English literature in EIIL classes
  • The representation of asymmetrical relationships in modern English literature
  • The representation of business in modern English literature
  • Intercultural knowledge and awareness
  • The methodology of teaching English as an international and intranational language
  • Vocabulary building
  • Applied English phonetics and phonology
  • Learner autonomy and self-directed English language learning
  • Connected English language learning
  • English for interior designers and architects (CLIL)
  • English for art and design (CLIL)
  • English for medical engineers (CLIL)
  • English for biology and science (CLIL)
  • English for economists (CLIL)