Dr. Maike Engelhardt
Lehrkräfte im Bereich Englisch
Born and raised on the beautiful North Sea Coast, Maike moved all the way to the fair city of Bremen to pursue studies in English and Religious Education. Grasping the opportunity to choose between a stint in Terre Haute, Indiana or Morgantown, West Virginia, she shyed away from great heights (and later learned that Terre Haute was a euphemism), and took to the country roads of West Virginia. She studied linguistics and TESOL, taught German, English Grammar and Linguistics at WVU, had the title of M.A. bestowed upon herself and returned to Germany.
In order to further the cultural experience of 'being abroad', she did the next best thing and moved to Munich, where she taught translation and phonetics at LMU and started her dissertation project on strategies and techniques in translation tasks by non-German students of English.
In 2007 she returned to familiar pastures, i.e. Oldenburg, where, in 2009 she finished her Ph.D. thesis and rose to the challenge of heading the University's Language Centre. This exciting task continues to please her no end and she enjoys the pendulum swing between being an administrator in a multi-language environment and teaching English to students from all courses of study. Occasionally she may be caught conversing in Dutch, and, of course, in the monosyllabic version of German, known as Norddeutsch.
She was twice elected to represent the University on the chairing committee of the AKS (Arbeitskreis Sprachenzentren) where she concerns herself with standards of language testing - her not so secret passion.
Geraldine Barry ist.......
English Native Speaker, originally raised in a nondescript town somewhere in Southern England, best forgotten and should not be visited. Worked in a variety of educational institutions before leaving that strange island off the coast of Europe. Has now been resident in Germany for an increasing number of years.
In possession of an Honours Degree from the University of Bristol and a Master of Arts in Education. Teacher of Academic English, Business English and English for Specific Purposes. Author of English coursebooks and audio material and examiner for the Cambridge ESOL examinations.
Very happy to be working at the University of Oldenburg - I recommend it!
In Bulgarien geboren und aufgewachsen. Studium der Turkologie an der Universität Sofia, Diplom-Turkologin. Zusätzlich zertifizierte Englischlehrerin – Certificate in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL. 2000 – 2006 Leiterin und Chefredakteurin der türkischen Redaktion des bulgarischen Fernsehens. 2006 – 2009 Lehrtätigkeit an der METU (Middle East Technical University), Nord Zypern. Seit 2009 Dozentin für Türkisch an der Universität Oldenburg und an der Bremer Volkshochschule, Dozentin für Englisch an der Universität Bremen.
Wenny Susanto-Berky ist........