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Interview with our English Lecturer

March 25, 2020

Meet Margot, our Academic English and Study Skills teacher! She is great at making both online and offline classes interactive and engaging. Margot is truly international: she identifies herself as American/Czech/Swiss and speaks as many as six languages.

Margot, what did you do before joining Lancaster University Leipzig?

  • I graduated from Université Stendhal (Grenoble, France) with a Master’s degree in Cinematography. My thesis was “Fear psychology and horror cinema. What makes us afraid and why are we attracted to horror?”. Then I received my CELTA from Bell School Geneva. I have been teaching English (general, business, academic, and specialized) for the past 7 years in various locations around the world.

What motivates you in your profession?

  • My motivation is relatively simple: to make my lessons as fun and as interactive as possible. I want my students to enjoy the lessons and to take something from them: not only from a linguistic perspective, but also concerning different aspects of life.

What is your favourite thing about working at LU Leipzig?

  • I absolutely love the work atmosphere and the interactions between colleagues and students!

Where can we find you at weekends?

  • Often, I can be found either travelling around, in the forest, or hosting a creative writing workshop with friends and acquaintances.

5 words that best describe you:

  • Quirky, rebellious, international, spontaneous, curious.

 

Academic English and Study Skills is a core module of our International Foundation Programme (both Business and Computer Science tracks). The aim of the course is to teach the students how to structure academic essays and analyse information sources, how to make presentations and take notes. At the end of the course, the students expand their academic vocabulary and develop academic skills required for studies and research.

Interested to study at LU Leipzig?

Apply now for September 2020!