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Portrait Prof Dr Britta Freitag-Hild

Prof. Dr. Britta Freitag-Hild

Teaching English as a Foreign Language / Chair "Didaktik der Anglistik und Amerikanistik mit dem Schwerpunkt interkulturelles Lernen"


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Building 19, Room 1.24
14469 Potsdam


consulting hours
Summer Term 2019:
Please note that there will only be occasional consultation hours during summer term 2019 due to research leave.
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Curriculum Vitae

I studied English, German and Music in Gießen and Manchester, where I spent a year as a foreign language assistant. In 2003, I received my teaching degree and worked as a research assistant for Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Gießen University from 2004 to 2008. As a doctoral student in the International PhD Programme (IPP) – a programme belonging to the Gießen Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GGK/GCSC) – I completed my PhD thesis about teaching Black and Asian British Literature to learners of English with the aim of developing inter- and transcultural competence in 2009. After receiving my second state examination (Zweites Staatsexamen) in 2011, I continued to teach English and German at a grammar school for three years. In 2013, I worked as a stand-in professor for Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Gießen University. In October 2014, I was appointed professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Potsdam.

Research interests

  • Teaching Literature and Film in Language Education
  • Cultural Theory and Teaching Culture in Language Education
  • Black and Asian British Literature and Film
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Inter- and Transcultural Competence
  • Genre-based language learning
  • Teaching and assessing speaking skills
  • Competence orientation and task development
  • Global issues in language learning: forced displacement and migration
  • Classroom research


Further responsibilities

 Scientific memberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) https://www.dgff.de
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband