Ms Christiane Guenther

Ms Christiane Guenther

Senior Lecturer, Modern Languages

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513021

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker

About

Christiane Günther teaches German language, interpreting, and language teaching modules to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Swansea University. She received the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to the student learning experience in 2014 and she earned the HEA Fellowship in 2017.

Prior to her current role as Lecturer for German Language, Christiane joined the Department as the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Lecturer in 2011. Beforehand, she worked as a Lektorin, teacher and intercultural trainer at the University of Potsdam and language institutes in Berlin, Mendoza/ Argentina and at the University of Mississippi, USA. Besides a Master of Arts Degree in German, Second Language Acquisition and TESOL, she holds a CELTA certificate (A) and is a trained mediator.

Apart from teaching, Christiane advises students with the scholarships and stipends made available by the DAAD and organises week-long study trips to Germany for German language students at Swansea. Further, she is the staff coordinator for the German Society and coordinates intercultural workshops for students going on their year abroad and offers staff training in that field.

Christiane is also a trainer for the Goethe-Institut in London and offers upskilling courses for primary and secondary school German language teachers.

 

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

German language and culture

Language teaching

Second language acquisition

Interpreting

Research Award Highlights