Sascha Stollhans

Sascha Stollhans


I am an Associate Professor of Language Pedagogies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. Previously I taught German (as well as linguistics, translation and interpreting) at various universities and other institutions in the UK, South Africa and France, and have gained some experience working in the translation industry and as an educational consultant and teacher trainer. I am a member of the Working Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) matters for the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland.


  • Curriculum Redefined Lecturer
  • Digital Education Academic Lead for the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Research interests

Language pedagogy and digital approaches to language teaching and learning

One of my main interests is the pedagogically grounded use of digital teaching and learning methods. I was one of the editors of an open-access book on innovative language teaching and have been working in particular on the use of audiovisual ‘screencast’ feedback. In one of my recent papers, I reflect on the effects of the pandemic on the delivery of language programmes and the digitsation of language teaching at UK universities; a topic that I plan to keep working on in the years to come.

Linguistics in language teaching and learning

I co-lead (with Anna Havinga from Bristol) the German strand of the Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages Project, a national research project which investigates the potential of linguistics in school-based language teaching. I have also been interested in exploring the role of linguistic variation (dialects, colloquial language, forms of online communication etc.) in language teaching and learning.

Recent and upcoming talks and presentations

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Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (AGS)
  • Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS)
  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
  • European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL)

Student education

I enjoy teaching German language at all levels as well as various aspects of applied linguistics and language education. A substantial part of my role at Leeds involves work with the Curriculum Redefined project.

Research groups and institutes

  • German
  • Language pedagogy
  • PRIA
  • Language variation
  • Language at Leeds
  • Language acquisition
  • Languages
  • Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Linguistics and Translation