University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Helena Lohrová, PhD

Helena Lohrová is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Bohemia (USB) in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. She earned her PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK. She teaches courses in linguistics and discourse both on the programme of general linguistics and on the teacher training programme. Her overall role is to lead the TEFE project and specifically together with her colleagues at USB and Comenius University in Slovakia to develop Output 2 work package – TEFE Employability Skills Framework. 

Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

Lyn Steyne

Hello, my name is Linda (Lyn) Steyne and I’m a lecturer and teacher trainer at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, where I’m responsible for the Teaching English as a Foreign Language program at the Department of British and American Studies. I’ve taught English to learners aged nine and up in public primary and secondary schools, as well as at several universities. My interests lie in teacher education and teaching writing. I am passionate about teachers learning and working together to improve the lives of all our students, both now and in the future.

Aston University, United Kingdom

dr Nur Kurtoglu-Hooton

Dr Nur Kurtoglu-Hooton is one of the members of the team at Aston University. Her role involves contributing to the design of research-informed, practice-based portfolio of teaching and training as well as reflective and evaluative tools to be employed in the project by all partner institutions and disseminated more widely after the project has been completed.

dr Muna Morris-Adams

I’m Dr Muna Morris-Adams, lecturer at Aston University. My role in the project is to contribute to the design of research-informed and practice-based tools for use in teacher training, with the aim of promoting internationalisation and employability. 

University of Passau, Germany

Karin Schallmoser

Hello, my name is Karin Schallmoser and I’m a primary school teacher. I’ve been teaching students in English didactics for primary education at the University in Passau for three years now. 

prof. Karsten Fitz

Hello, my name is Karsten Fitz and I’m a Professor of American Studies / Culture and Media Studies at the University of Passau. My expertise lies in the fields of Native American Studies, American popular visual culture, cultural memory, American political culture, and German-American cultural relations. What brings me to the TEFE-project is my interest in teaching American Studies in the EFL-classroom, on which I also have published, and my passion for intercultural academic exchanges.

dr. Hans-Stefan Fuchs

Hi, I am Hans from Passau University. Together with my colleagues I’m part of Passau’s TEFE-Group. I’m looking forward to working with you together.

Teresa Fischler

Hi, I’m Teresa. Mainly, I study International Cultural and Business Studies in the master’s programme at Passau University. Alongside my studies, I work on the TEFE project as a research assistant.

Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

dr Marcin Jaroszek

Marcin Jaroszek, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University. He was awarded his doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics in 2009. During the same year he was appointed Assistant to the Head of the Teacher Training College of the Jagiellonian University. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Coordinator for Student and Educational Affairs for the Combined English Philology and German Language programme offered by the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In the years 2017-2020 he was the principal of a Montessori primary school in Kraków. He is now Director of Studies for the English Studies with German programme at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

dr Ewa Kowalska-Stasiak

Hello I’m Ewa, a senior lecturer at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. My research interests revolve around issues in the field of Cognitive Linguistics, Linguistics Worldview, Cultural and Cognitive Models, Intercultural Communication and English Language Teacher Education at pre-primary, primary and secondary level. I have also co-created mentoring system and co-ordinated students’ teaching practice.

dr Marcin Kleban

Hello, My name is Marcin Kleban and I am an English language teacher, a teacher trainer and researcher at the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. I coordinate the teacher training programme at my Institute. My research interests include applications of digital technologies in language learning and virtual exchange.

dr Magdalena Trepczyńska

Hello. My name is Magdalena Trepczyńska and I work as a senior lecturer in the Institute of English Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. I’m a teacher trainer, teaching practice coordinator and academic writing instructor.  

Public University of Navarra, Spain

Monica Aznárez, PhD

I am a lecturer at the Public University of Navarre (Spain). I teach different courses on Language Teaching Methodology in the Primary Education Bachelor’s Degree and in the Secondary Education Master’s Degree. I hold a PhD in Spanish Linguistics and I have always been interested in language teaching methods. I have worked as a lecturer at different universities in the US, Peru and Australia. These international experiences have greatly helped me become a better teacher and grow as a professional. My research interests include language teaching at the Primary and Secondary levels, particularly the teaching and learning of writing skills in L1 and L2.

M. Camino Bueno Alastuey, PhD

M. Camino Bueno Alastuey PhD is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Public University of Navarra, where she has been teaching English for Primary Teachers and Using ICT to Teach Foreign Languages in the Primary and Early Childhood Education Bachelor Degree and the Master for Secondary Education for the past 20 years.  Her research interests include telecollaboration, collaborative L2 writing and computer assisted language learning, especially effective course design with new technological tools and the effect of technology on oral and written skills development. She is also interested in teacher training and in how to develop foreign language teachers´ digital teaching skills. She has published nationally and internationally on those topics.