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E-mail (preferred method of contact): s.pohle[at]uni-bonn.de 

Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn, phone +49-228-734959  (3rd floor, room 3.017) 

Regina-Pacis-Weg 5, 53113 Bonn, phone +49-228-737593  (2nd floor, room 2.005)

office hour

Summer semester 2019: Wednesdays 10-11am (Genscherallee) - Please schedule an appointment via e-mail beforehand!

I also offer virtual office hours via a webconferencing tool - all you need is a stable internet connection and a headset.

academic interests 

  • Writing research and pedagogy (digital tools in the writing process, reflective and creative writing, intertextual competence, plagiarism prevention)
  • Research methodology
  • Research and knowledge management
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Business communication (especially negotiations)

short CV

academic career

2018 - Certificate for International Competence, University of Bonn

2018 - 10-day stay at the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL), Trinity College Dublin/Ireland, as part of the EU-funded Erasmus Staff Mobility Programme

2015-2017 - E-Teaching Certificate, professional development programme, University of Bonn. Final teaching project: "LAnguage MAtters! - Writing a science blog for teenagers". For coverage in print/online media: click here.

Since 2015 - Research Assistant, Bonn Applied English Linguistics, IAAK, University of Bonn

Since 2015 - Training in Writing Consultancy, professional development programme, PH Freiburg (Dr. Gerd Bräuer)

Since 2014 - NRW-Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, professional development programme

2013-2015 - Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (Lecturer in Applied Linguistics), IAAK, University of Bonn

2009 - Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics (Promotion), University of Bonn (dissertation link)

2004 - Research stay in Ireland (DAAD scholarship)

2003 - Research Assistant (WHK), Chair of Constitutional, Social and Economic History (Prof. Dr. G. Schulz), University of Bonn

2003 - M.A. in English Linguistics (major), Constitutional, Social and Economic History (minor), Educational Science (minor), University of Bonn

2000-2003 - Student Assistant (SHK), Chair of Applied English Linguistics (Prof. Dr. K. P. Schneider), University of Bonn

1998-1999 - Student of English and History and tutor at the Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin/Ireland (DAAD scholarship)

professional career outside university

Since 2015 - Freelance writing trainer/coach

2011-2013 - Education Manager in an international, non-profit sports organisation

2003-2011 - Information & Records Assistant/Manager in an international, non-profit sports organisation 

presentations, talks & workshops

2019

  • "Learning portfolios as an assessment tool". Workshop for colleagues at the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies (IAAK), University of Bonn, April 2019.

  • "Von der Recherche zum Schreiben: Präzisierung von Fragestellung/Hypothese bei geisteswissenschaftlichen Hausarbeiten". Station at the event "Lange Nacht des Schreibens" of the University of Bonn, March 2019. (with Alice Rabeler)

  • "'Write Away From Home' – A three-day writing retreat for BA and MA students of the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies (IAAK)", Maria Laach monastery, February 2019.

  • "'Äußerst praktisch allerdings finde ich die Funktion um Wasser in Wein zu verwandeln' - Narrativity and identity-building in German parodies of product reviews on Amazon". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, January 2019.

2018

  • "Achieving self-awareness and critical thinking through reflective practice in an MA Applied Linguistics programme". Presentation at the IRAAL Annual Conference 2018, Dublin City University, November 2018. (participation partially funded by the Maria von Linden programme of Bonn University)

  • "'Language Matters!" – A popular science blog for teenagers”. Poster presentation at the Workshop "Digital Humanities: The Digital in English Philology: Methods, Projects, Perspectives", Anglistentag 2018, University of Bonn, September 2018.

  • "'Das Ding kann man sogar zum Onlineshoppen verwenden!' – Narrative Identitäten in deutschen Parodie-Rezensionen". Poster presentation und poster slam at the GAL Congress 2018 "Sprachen – Kommunikation – Öffentlichkeit“, University of Duisburg-Essen, September 2018. (with Veronika Pankova)

  • "Was es heißt, heutzutage zu studieren – Eine Schreibwerkstatt in drei Akten". Workshop series in the seminar "Neue Fragestellungen der Erziehungs- und Bildungssoziologie" (Prof. Dr. Julia Reuter), University of Cologne, June/July 2018.

  • "Using blogs for authentic writing assignments – 'A totally new experience'". Workshop at the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL), Trinity College Dublin/Ireland, May 2018.

  • "Reflective writing as a tool for learning in higher education". Lunchtime seminar at the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL), Trinity College Dublin/Ireland, May 2018.

  • "Von der Recherche zum Schreiben: Präzisierung von Fragestellung/Hypothese bei geisteswissenschaftlichen Hausarbeiten". Station at the event "Lange Nacht des Schreibens" of the University of Bonn, March 2018. (with Alice Rabeler)

  • "Blogs und ePortfolios". Workshop at E-Learning NRW, Learning Lab of the University of Duisburg-Essen, February 2018. (with Gerd Bräuer)

  • "Treffen zwischen Studierenden und Schüler*innen des Gymnasiums Zum Altenforst Troisdorf zum Abschluss der 2. Runde des LAMA-Blogprojekts" as part of the “Wochen der Studienorientierung” at the University of Bonn, February 2018.

2017

  • "LaMa reloaded: A new generation of MA Applied Linguistics bloggers and a revised project concept". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, December 2017.

  • "'A great experience!' - Collaborative blogging in an M.A. Applied Linguistics programme". Presentation at the German-French Round Table ‘Collaborative writing and commentary in digital environments: An e-learning perspective’, University of Duisburg-Essen, December 2017. (participation partially funded by the Maria von Linden programme of Bonn University)

  • "Vom Lesen bis zum Schreiben: eine gute (Fach-) Lehre gegen studentische Plagiate". Higher Education Teaching and Learning Workshop, Bonner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (BZH), University of Bonn, November 2017. (with Ansgar Schäfer)

  • "Who am I, who should I be? – Three perspectives on peer tutoring in writing: Student, teaching assistant, teacher ". Presentation at the 10th Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Conference theme: 'Out of Character? Enough is Enough: (Conflicts of) Role in Peer Tutoring', Köln, September/October 2017. (with Sarah Lapacz and Inken Mays)

  • "Nutzung von Weblogs in der (Fach-)Lehre". Workshop at the conference of the Writing Centre of the University of Bochum on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Bochum, September 2017.

  • "Wissenschaftliches Schreiben und digitale Medien in der Lehre". Session lead at the 'elearn.nrw' conference, Learning Lab of the University of Duisburg-Essen, September 2017. (with Daniel Spielmann)

  • "Einsatz von eLearning-Tools bei Schreibaufgaben in der Lehre". Presentation at eCampus Café, University of Bonn, June 2017.

  • "A linguistic science blog for teenage EFL learners? Using Web 2.0 in the English classroom". Workshop in the Master of Education course 'Language attitudes and motivation in language learning' (Dr. Susanne Mohr), University of Bonn, June 2017.

  • "Why the study of LAnguage MAtters in school – ein Wissenschaftsblog bringt Schüler*innen und Studierende zusammen". Presentation at Dies Academicus of the University of Bonn, May 2017. (with Timo Brede, Hanna Bruns, Pawel Sickinger)

  • "Plagiat? Nein danke! – Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis durch gute Lehre: Ein hochschuldidaktisches Fortbildungsangebot zur Kompetenzbildung". Workshop at the 46. dghd-Jahrestagung, Cologne, March 2017. (with Ansgar Schäfer)

  • "Academic writing beyond the term paper: Harvesting an e-teaching project for research purposes". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, March 2017.

2016

  • "Drowning in the 'sea of texts'? – Wie Übungen zur Intertextualität beim wissenschaftlichen Schreiben in der Fremdsprache in Fachseminare eingebettet werden können". World Café presentation at the "6. internationalen Kongress des Forums wissenschaftliches Schreiben: text | text | text – Zitat, Referenz, Plagiat und andere Formen der Intertextualität", Konstanz, June 2016.

  • "Teaching and researching intertextuality in academic texts by German writers of English: A project update". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, May 2016.

  • "Copy, Paste & Co: Was ist ein Plagiat und wie kann ich es vermeiden?". Workshop at the event "Lange Nacht des Schreibens" of the University of Bonn, March 2016.

2015

  • "'Something to do with intertextuality, plagiarism and academic writing skills' - On the way to defining a topic for a post-doc research project". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, December 2015.

  • "Teaching academic writing at a German university – the role of students' information and computer literacy: A field report". Presentation at the "Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment Conference", Sofia/Bulgaria, September 2015.

  • "Writing research and education in academic contexts". Workshop at the "Fourth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (BAELc4)", University of Bonn, June 2015. (with Esther Breuer)

2014

  • "E-mail communication in business and academia: What applied linguists can do with it". Invited talk at the Dublin Institute of Technology (Master in International Business), Dublin/Ireland, February 2014.

  • "Business negotiations: A linguistic perspective". Invited talk at the Dublin Institute of Technology (Discourse Analysis Group), Dublin/Ireland, February 2014.

2003-2007

  • "Reciprocation in business negotiations". Presentation at the conference "Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise (DICOEN) IV", University of Nottingham/Great Britain, September 2007.
  • "Business negotiations in Ireland and Germany: A pragmatic analysis of offers". Presentation at the European Convention of the Association for Business Communication, Copenhagen/Denmark, May 2005.
  • "Angebotshandlungen in deutschen und irisch-englischen Verhandlungen: Eine kulturkontrastive empirische Analyse mikro- und makropragmatischer Aspekte". Presentation at the "Arbeitstreffen Linguistische Pragmatik (ALP)", Cologne, February 2005.

  • "Research methods in a cross-cultural study on Irish English and German business negotiations". Guest lecture at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin/Ireland, November 2004.

  • "Business negotiations in Ireland and Germany: Virtually the same or fundamentally different?". Guest lectures at the University of Limerick/Ireland, October 2004 and at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin/Ireland, November 2004.

  • "Offers in German and Irish English business negotiations: A cross-cultural empirical analysis of micropragmatic and macropragmatic aspects: A Ph.D. Project in Applied English Linguistics". Presentation at the European Convention of the Association for Business Communication, Milan/Italy, May 2004.
  • "Germans are very direct - the Irish talk round the point? Differences and similarities between Irish English and German business negotiations". Paper presented at the European Convention of the Association for Business Communication, Lugano/Switzerland, May 2003.

publications

Pohle, Stefanie (in press): Was, wie und wozu? Eine Annäherung an die Textsorte 'Exposé'. In: Wymann, Christian (ed.), Praxishandbuch Schreibdidaktik: Übungen zur Vermittlung wissenschaftlicher Schreibkompetenzen. Opladen/Toronto: Barbara Budrich.

Lapacz, Sarah, Inken Mays & Stefanie Pohle (2018): Who am I, and who should I be? Three perspectives on peer tutoring in writing outside the writing centre. In: Journal der Schreibberatung 16, 35–43.

Pohle, Stefanie (2018): Language Matters! - Bloggen als digitale Schreiberfahrung für Studierende. In: Journal der Schreibberatung 15, 65-80.

SIG Freiberuflichkeit/Vielfalt der Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung (2018): Reagenz. Dokumentation 3. Labor für neue Schreiblösungen, 9. und 10. März 2018, 22 pp. Available online at: http://schreibdidaktik.de/images/Downloads/LaborfuerneueSchreibloesungen2.pdf. (collaboration)

SIG Freiberuflichkeit/Vielfalt der Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung (2017): Labor für neue Schreiblösungen. Dokumentation des Workshops vom 17. und 18.3.2017, 28 pp. Available online at http://www.schreibdidaktik.de/images/Downloads/LaborfuerneueSchreibloesungen.pdf. (collaboration)

Pohle, Stefanie (2009): "I tell you what we could do, we could say, cut it to a hundred and ninety-five, and offer you a significant discount on breakfast" - Expressing Commitment in Business Discourse: An Empirical Analysis of Offers in Irish English Negotiations (Dissertation. Universität Bonn, Philosophische Fakultät), 562 pp. Available online at http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2009/1912/1912.htm.

Pohle, Stefanie (2007): Offers in Irish English and German business negotiations. A cross-cultural pragmatic analysis. In: Giuliana Garzone & Cornelia Ilie (eds.), The Use of English in Institutional and Business Settings: An Intercultural Perspective. Frankfurt et al.: Peter Lang, 199–228.

Pohle, Stefanie (2003): Pragmatic aspects of Irish and German business negotiations - an empirical contrastive study. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Bonn (supervisor: Prof. Dr. K. P. Schneider), 175 pages and appendix.

memberships & networks

  • Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung e.V. (gefsus), SIG Digitalisierung, SIG Kreatives Schreiben, SIG Freiberuflichkeit/Vielfalt

  • European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)

  • Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC)

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE)

summer semester 2019

  • BA Issues Course: "Writing Research"
  • SchreibArt-Seminar: "Wissenschaftliches Schreiben für internationale Studierende" (University of Cologne)
  • SchreibArt-Seminar: "Schreibtraining" (University of Cologne)

winter semester 2018/19

  • MA Seminar: "Research Methods in Applied Linguistics"
  • SchreibArt-Seminar: "Wissenschaftliches Schreiben für internationale Studierende" (University of Cologne)
  • SchreibArt-Seminar: "Schreibtraining" (University of Cologne)

summer semester 2018

  • BA Issues Course: "The Pragmatics of Digital Communication"

winter semester 2017/18

  • MA Übung: "Applied Linguistics: An Overview"

summer semester 2017

  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "From finding a research question to writing up a paper: The research process in Applied Linguistics"

winter semester 2016/17

  • MA Übung: "Applied Linguistics: An Overview"

summer semester 2016

  • MA Übung: "The why and how: Methods in Applied Linguistics"

winter semester 2015/16

  • BA Übung: "Corpus and other research methods in linguistics"

summer semester 2015

  • BA (Optionalbereich): "'Ooops! I did it again' - Avoiding plagiarism and other common pitfalls in the academic writing process"

winter semester 2014/2015

  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "The Empirical Research Process"
  • BA Übung: "Of data collection, transcription and statistics: Methods and theories in language and society"

summer semester 2014

  • BA Übung: "Discourse Analysis"
  • BA Issues Course: "Saying something nice – researching compliments and related speech acts"

winter semester 2013/2014

  • MA Übung: "Applied Linguistics: An Overview"
  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "Research Methods"

summer semester 2013

  • BA Übung: "Language Use in Interaction"
  • BA Issues Course: "Speech Act Analysis"

supervision

principal supervisor

  • "It feels very niche, very unique" - A case study of the discursive creation of non-normative transgender identity in YouTube vlogs (MA)
  • Pragmatic competence of German learners of English in the foreign language classroom – The case of requests (BA)
  • Sorry mate! – A comparison of the realization of apologies by German EFL learners and English Native Speakers (BA)
  • Teaching pragmatic competence in the context of business e-mail communication in English. Development and critical evaluation of seminars (MA)
  • The portrayal of ‘the other’: Refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in German and British newspapers during the ‘refugee crisis’ of 2015 (MA)
  • The Use of Like as a Discourse Marker – A Comparison of American and British English (BA)

second supervisor

  • A contrastive analysis of e-complaints and their respective responses in English and German Hotel reviews on TripAdvisor (MA)
  • Discourse of advertising: a pragmatic analysis of print advertisements in the British and German edition of Glamour (MA)
  • Evolving invitation acceptance practices in an English as Lingua Franca community of students abroad (MA)
  • Gender role in conversational opening's ritualized forms in Radio BBC 1 interviews (BA)
  • The acquisition of discourse markers in EFL academic writing: A longitudinal study of German Learners of English (MA)
  • The Lingua Franca impact on communicative language teaching: a critical evaluation of Business English language course books with respect to a task-based approach (MA)
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