Wolfgang Keinhorst

Wolfgang Keinhorst


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.

Research interests

German Economy & Business

Material Production & Development for Language Teaching

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  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Final Diploma, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London

Professional memberships

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • Association for Language Learning

Student education

Teaching German Language, German Language for Business and aspects of Intercultural Competence

Research groups and institutes

  • German