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Prof. Dr. Ivo Steininger


Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut für Anglistik, Didaktik des Englischen
(Dept. of Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10B, Room 439
D-35394 Gießen

Tel.:      +49 (0) 641-99-30334 
Fax:      +49 (0) 641-99-30339
Email:   Ivo.Steininger


Ivo Steininger holds a PhD in foreign language education and is professor of teaching anglophone literatures and cultures at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.

Before working at university fulltime, he taught English and German at a comprehensive school in the German state of Hesse for several years. In addition to that, he has gathered experience as an English text book author, in teaching English as a foreign language in adult education and was involved in both in-service training as well as in the professional development of English teachers.

His academic interest revolves around questions regarding the educational significance of literary texts in the foreign language classroom, the representation of anglophone cultures in media and literature as well as the transaction between literary texts and the learners as readers.

His research areas include…

  • Reading processes and sensemaking of young learners of English with multimodal literary texts
  • The role of reflection and knowledge-bases in teacher professionalisation
  • Sustainability in the English as a foreign language classroom
  • The educational potential of the representation of identity in anglophone pop-culture