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Ms Silke Mentchen

Ms Silke Mentchen

Senior Language Teaching Officer in German, MML. University of Cambridge

Fellow of Magdalene College


Silke Mentchen, a graduate of Cologne University, has been teaching German as a foreign language at all levels in tertiary education since 1994. She is one of two Senior Language Teaching Officers in the Department of German and Dutch. She is also fellow, Director of Studies and tutor at Magdalene College.


Research Interests

How can experiences gained in the research of multilingual language biographies and in teaching German as a foreign language inform the teaching of German in the UK? I am interested in the development of pedagogical strategies through language biography, language ideology research and teaching refugees in German-speaking environments.