- Position: Teaching Fellow
- Areas of expertise: German language; the German economy and language for business, enterprise and commerce; intercultural competence, especially in relation to international business
- Email: W.Keinhorst@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 0078
- Location: 2.22 Michael Sadler Building
I was educated and trained at Staatliches Gymnasium Bochum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, The Institute of Linguists London, Leeds Metropolitan University and The Open University.
Before joining the German department at The University of Leeds in 2012, I was a Senior Lecturer in German at Leeds Metropolitan University (1988-2012 / now Leeds Beckett University), Associate Lecturer at the Open University (1997-2007), Part-Time Lecturer at Trinity & All Saints College, Horsforth (1983-87) and Part-Time Lecturer at Leeds Polytechnic (1977-88).
I hold the Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy, UK. I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, and a Member of the Association for Language Learning (ALL).
Other Professional Experience and Activities
I have worked as a freelance Language Consultant for a number of regional businesses and organisations, and in a variety of roles: Teaching Business German; Translating & Interpreting; Working at international trade fairs in Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
I have acted as Oral Examiner for The Institute of Linguists and The Open University. I was the External Programme Adviser and Chief External Examiner for the BA(Hons) European Business Programme at Portsmouth University.
I have been voice-recording German GCSE and A-level listening exams for over 20 years.
My voice can also be heard on German audio guides at a number of major UK tourist attractions, including Buckingham Palace & Royal Mews, St.Paul's Cathedral, Christ Church College-Oxford, Westminster Abbey, The National Portrait Gallery, The Cutty Sark, Bletchley Park, Cadbury’s World and Chatsworth House.
German Economy & Business
Material Production & Development for Language Teaching<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- Postgraduate Diploma
- Final Diploma, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London
- Higher Education Academy
- Chartered Institute of Linguists
- Association for Language Learning
Teaching German Language, German Language for Business and aspects of Intercultural Competence
Research groups and institutes