Prof. Dr. Susanne Heinz

Direktorin des Englischen Seminars

Lehrstuhl für Fachdidaktik Englisch


Research Interests

  • Mobile Enhanced Language Learning and Teaching (MELLT)
  • Literature in the EFL Classroom (children’s literature, young adult literature, graphic novels, Shakespeare)
  • A Multimodal Approach to Literature
  • Films in Foreign Language Education
  • American Cultural Studies
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education and Training


Curriculum vitae

  • Since 07/2016: Professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Professur für Fachdidaktik Englisch)
  • 10/2014-6/2016: Post-doc scholarship for research on mobile learning in the EFL classroom (Stipendium zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre des Freistaates Bayern)
  • 4/2011-6/2016: Post-doc position, senior lecturer of TEFL (Akademische Rätin) at the University of Augsburg
  •  10/2008-3/2011: Post-doc position, senior lecturer of TEFL (Abgeordnete Lehrkraft) at the Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
  • 2007-2008: Birth of daughter, maternal leave
  •  9/2003-1/2007: Secondary school teacher of English and History (Studienrätin) at Gymnasium Schramberg in Baden-Württemberg
  • 1998-2002: Doctoral research project in American Studies at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • 9/1996-7/1998: Teacher training, second state examination (Gymnasium): Seminar Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg
  • 1989-1996: Studies of English and History, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and University of Stirling in Scotland (Erasmus scholarship)


Memberships and functions in professional organisations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF): member of the organising committee for the 25th DGFF-Conference at the University of Augsburg (2013)
  • Englisch & Mehrsprachigkeit (E & M): member of the managing board of E & M Landesverband Baden-Württemberg (since 2010): organisation of several TEFL-Days
  • Gesamtverband Moderne Fremdsprachen (GMF): member of organising committee of GMF-Conference (Landesverband Bayern) at Augsburg (2012),chair of conference panel at the 5th GMF-Conference (GMF-Bundeskongress) at Freiburg (2014) chair of conference panel at the 6th GMF-Conference (GMF-Bundeskongress) at Nürnberg (2016)
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)
  • Guest editor of the journal Praxis Englisch (2012-2016)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Praxis Englisch (2017-2019)


 Veranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2021