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Prof. Dr. Patrick Studer

Prof. Dr. Patrick Studer

Prof. Dr. Patrick Studer

ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Institute of Language Competence
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 61 00

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head, International Affairs, School of Applied Linguistics

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Language Management and Globalisation

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

I am a university researcher and lecturer with more than 20 years involvement in academia in Switzerland across different institutions (university, university of 
applied sciences, university of teacher education), different languages 
(English, German, French) and different countries (Switzerland, Ireland). Extensive project and staff management experience. I teach a range of topics at the bachelor's and master's levels, including language acquisition, stylistics, discourse analysis, language policy as well as EAP, ESL, TEFL and DAF. My research projects are concerned with the function of, and competence in, English as a global language in business and education as well as language competence in German as a first language.

Professional milestones

2012- : Professor (ZHAW), 2012-2018: Member of the Board of LCC, 2019- : Member of the Board ILC
2007-2011: Lecturer in Applied Linguistics (ZHAW)
2007-2010: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Linguistics, University of Bern
2003-2007: College Lecturer / Embassy of Switzerland Lecturer, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland
2002-2003: College Lecturer, Department of German, University College Cork, Ireland
1999-2002: Research and Teaching Assistant, English Seminar, University of Zurich

Educational background

Dr. phil. (University of Zurich, 2005)
Lic. phil./ M.A. (University of Zurich, 1999)
Didactic Training

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Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

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