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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
Tue 10:30 - 12 a.m.
Please make an 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