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German Network Meeting: Cultural and linguistic diversity in German Language Teaching

Tuesday 19 September 2023, 9:30-17:00
Worsley Building 9.58b & 9.60
The German Network Meeting started as an informal gathering of UK-based colleagues working within German language education. It was first hosted by the University of Nottingham in 2021 and then by the University of Liverpool in January 2023. We are delighted to be hosting the next gathering as an in-person event at the University of Leeds on 19 September 2023. The theme will be “Cultural and linguistic diversity in German language education". We look forward to a rich and diverse programme with contributions in a variety of formats. The event is open to anyone with an interest in German language education and/or cultural and linguistic diversity in language teaching and learning. The event will be held in German and English.


Please register via this link by 13 September 2023.

Registration fee: £10 (free for speakers)


Download the draft programme. Please note that this is subject to change.

We are delighted that Dr Geraldine Horan (UCL) will be our keynote speaker. The title of her talk is "From the Götz-Zitat to the Schimpfwörterbuch: how cursing and swearing can enrich German language teaching and learning".

Geraldine Horan is Associate Professor of German Language at University College London. Her teaching and research interests lie in the fields of critical discourse analysis, politico-linguistics, feminist linguistics, (historical) sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition. Her publications include a monograph on the discourses of National Socialist women, and journal articles and book chapters on discourses of gender and colonialism, dialect and identity, cursing and swearing, and insults and humour in contemporary political and media discourses. She is also co-editor of several volumes on political discourse, including Doing Politics. Discursivity, Performativity and Mediation in Political Discourse, John Benjamins, 2018, with Michael Kranert. 

Travel bursaries

Thanks to generous funding from the DAAD, we are able to offer a small number of travel bursaries of up to £40 to support the participation of early-career colleagues, teachers and colleagues without access to institutional funds. If you'd like to apply for one of the bursaries, please email and, briefly outlining which category you belong to. Bursaries will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office, and by the Association for German Studies (AGS).

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