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Anja Penssler-Beyer, M.A.

 

Dept. of English and American Studies
Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 1.27
14469 Potsdam, Germany

 

Sprechzeiten
... by appointment (via email).

Please find all relevant information concerning research interests, term paper, BA/MA supervision, and my grading criteria on my personal website.

Academic Background

10/2013-07/2015Master of Arts in Linguistics and Web Technologies (Major: Comparative Linguistics, E-Learning Technologies), Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2010-09/2013Bachelor of Arts in Anglophone Studies, English and Linguistics (Minor Subjects: Cultural Studies, E-Learning), Philipps-Universität Marburg

Professional Background

since 04/2017Research and teaching position (Akademische Mitarbeiterin) at the Chair of Present-Day English Language and Linguistics, University of Potsdam
08/2015-07/2017Research and teaching position (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Chair of English Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
07/2015-07/2017Lecturer, University Language Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg
07/2014-12/2014Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica
02/2011-07/2015Instructor and First-Level Support, Hochschulrechenzentrum der Philipps-Universität, Marburg

Awards and Recognitions

12/2016Preis für Innovation in der Erwachsenenbildung, Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, Teampreis
08/20163 Days Fieldwork on the Seychelles, HR3 & YOU FM Public Radio Station, Hesse, Germany
since 12/2015Member of the German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age  (Hochschulforum Digitalisierung), Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
 since 10/2015Member of the Expert Commission (Gutachterin), Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg (Förderrichtlinie "Digital Innovations for Smart Teaching Better Learning")
07/2014-12/2014DAAD-Stipendiatin (außereuropäisch), Field Research im Rahmen der Masterarbeit und Teaching Assistance an der Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica
10/2008-09/2009Universitá degli studi di Urbino (Erasmus)
Courses on Italian, Arabic Studies, Linguistics, and Economics

Teaching

Winter 2018/19 (planned)
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics I 
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics II 

Summer 2018
PS Work Methods in Linguistics
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics I
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics II
SE The World of Linguistics: Fields of Application
SE Fieldwork in the Classroom

Winter 2017/18
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics I, 2 groups 
SE Invented Languages, adv. BA-level

Summer 2017                      
PS Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics II
PS Introduction to Semantics, (adv. BA-level, Potsdam)
PS English-German Contrasts, (adv. BA-level, Potsdam)
HS Semantics & Pragmatics, (MA-level, Marburg)
PS Linguistic Fieldwork Jamaican Creole, (BA/MA-level, Marburg)
PS Introduction to Linguistics II, (BA-level, Marburg)
UE Communication C1-C2, University Language Center, Marburg

Winter 2016/17                    
PS/HS Varieties of English, (BA/MA-level)
HS Web Programming for Linguistics, (MA-level)
UE Consolidation II, C1, University Language Center
UE Communication C1-C2, University Language Center
UE English for the Pharmaceutical Industry, University Language Center

Summer 2016                      
HS Linguistic Data Analysis (with Fieldwork), (MA-level)
PS Introduction to Linguistics II, (BA-level)
PS Morphology & Syntax, (BA-level)
UE Consolidation II, C1, University Language Center
UE Communication C1-C2, University Language Center

Winter 2015/16                     
HS Language and Linguistics, (MA-level)
HS Project Management (MA-level)
UE Academic Writing, University Language Center
UE Communication C1-C2, University Language Center

Publications

  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (in prep.). Prosodic deviations in declaratives of non-standard varieties: Observations from Cuban Spanish and Jamaican Creole. (extract of MA-thesis).
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (in prep.). Speech rhythm deviations in non-standard varieties: Evidence from Cuban Spanish and Jamaican Creole. (extract of MA thesis).
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja; Weber, Katharina (accepted). Contrastive Pronunciation Training: Media-didactic challenges in Second Language Teaching. In: Gross-Dinter, Ursula ; Feuser, Florian; Ramos Méndez-Sahlender, Carmen (Hg.): Migration: Bedrohung oder Bereicherung?
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (2016). Implementierung eines flexiblen On-Campus Kurses in die linguistische Lehre. In: "Gutes Lernen und gute Lehre: Welchen Beitrag leistet die Qualitätssicherung?" Wien. Facultas. S. 151-160.
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja, Wempen, Mareike, Weber, Katharina, Floyd, Jennifer (2014). Student tutors in Inverted Classroom scenarios: First Experiences from Linguistics. In: Handke, Jürgen, Großkurth, Eva-Marie (ed.) "The Inverted Classroom Model: The 3rd German ICM-Conference - Proceedings". Berlin. De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

Talks

  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (2016). Digitized Learning supports Second Language Learning: Evidence from an online class on contrastive German-Arabic speech sounds. Conference "Migration and Transnational Cooperation in Education, Research and Innovation: An Arab-German Dialogue". Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (2016). The Case Study of the MOOC #Deu4Arab: A Practical Pronunciation Training for Syrian Learners of German. Open Education: Promoting diversity for European Languages. Project LangOER: Enhance Teaching and Learning of Less Used Languages through OER/OEP, The European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 26/9/16 - 27/9/16
  • Penssler-Beyer, Anja (2016). Implementierung eines flexiblen On-Campus Kurses in die linguistische Lehre. AQ Jahrestagung 2015: "Gutes Lernen und gute Lehre – Welchen Beitrag leistet die Qualitätssicherung?" Wien, 25.09.2015

Certificates

since 03/2017"EMF – Entwicklung und Management von Forschungsprojekten", Universität Kassel und Universität Marburg
since 08/2016"Zertifikat für Professionelle Hochschullehre", Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2013-07/2014"Hochschuldidaktisch qualifizierte Trainerin", Philipps-Universität Marburg