The English Department's Language Practice Team is comprised of language teachers from England, Scotland, Germany, the United States, and Canada. Our diverse backgrounds allow students in our department to experience a variety of English accents and gain cultural knowledge from a multitude of perspectives.

Neil Deane

Hailing from Liverpool, Neil Deane has spent the lion's share of his working life in Germany in the field of EFL. He began in the early eighties teaching in language schools and in the late eighties developed and delivered tailor-made language training courses for international companies in Germany.

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Mair Edmunds-Harrington

Mair was born in Wales and brought up in Scotland. At the age of sixteen, she worked as an au-pair in Hamburg before starting her studies in French and German at the University of Glasgow. During her studies she taught English at summer schools in Edingburgh, Durham and Hamburg.

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Christian Hunt

Christian Hunt was born and raised in a mill town in North Carolina. The mill has been closed, but the town is still called Kannapolis ('city of the looms'). He attended Davidson College, twenty minutes down the road, and graduated with a B.A.'s in English and German in 2000.

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Dr. Astrid Klooth

Astrid Klooth finished her first state exam in English and French in 1994 and her second one in Mainz while working as a trainee teacher at a girls' grammar school. She then became a lecturer of technical and business English for various organizations, including the German Armed Forces.

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Dr. Steve Maksymiuk

Steve Maksymiuk was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was in Edmonton that he completed his schooling and first degree, graduating from high school in 1980 and from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in 1984.

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Tracey Meintrup-Cooper

Date of Birth: 21.07.1975, Nottingham, England After graduating in German, French and Russian from Keele University, England in 1999, Tracey Meintrup-Cooper spent seven years teaching English as a foreign language in Germany.

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Julie Stearns

Die aus Cleveland/Ohio (USA) stammende Schauspielerin, Regisseurin, Performance-Künstlerin und Theaterpädagogin Julie Stearns leitet seit 2003 zahlreiche Theaterproduktionen. Stearns gründete an der Universität Duisburg-Essen die Theatergruppe only connect!.

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Adam von Wald

After completing his K through 12 education in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Adam Christian von Wald entered his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University.

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Stuart Milne

A native of Aberdeenshire in Scotland's Northeast, Stuart is now living in his tenth country in as many years. While he only moved to the Ruhrgebiet in the spring of 2018, he has fond memories of visiting the Christmas markets in Düsseldorf while attending secondary school in the Netherlands.

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Dr. Susan Dostert

Born in London (UK), Susan gradually moved further South West with her family and spent her teenage years in Cornwall. Interested in languages from an early age, she decided to take a gap year after school and came to Germany as an au-pair.

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Assessment Test

All students wishing to study English at this university have to take our Assessment Test .

Wenn Sie sich auf einen Platz in einem der Lehramtsstudiengänge beworben haben, müssen Sie den Einstufungstest im Oktober oder im April an der Universität Duisburg-Essen ablegen.
Wenn Sie an den angegebenen Terminen nicht am Test teilnehmen können, kontaktieren Sie uns unter folgender E-Mail-Adresse:

Das Testergebnis dient der Einstufung Ihrer Sprachkompetenz und wirkt sich nicht auf die Einschreibung aus.

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