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Lukas Bleichenbacher

Josephine Cole

Lukas Bleichenbacher

University of Teacher Education St.Gallen, Switzerland

Address for correspondence: e-mail

Nationality: Swiss

Affiliation with educational networks

  • Forum Fremdsprachen Schweiz FFS (member)
  • VALS/ASLA Association suisse de linguistique appliquée (member)
  • SSG/SSL Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics (member)
  • SAUTE Swiss Association of University Teachers of English (member)

Work information

Occupation or position currently held

Researcher « Institut Fachdidaktik Sprachen » (Institute of Language Didactics) and Lecturer in English Studies (English Literature, English Linguistics and ESOL), PHSG (teacher trainer for primary and lower secondary teachers)

Name of employer

University of Teacher Education St. Gallen (PHSG)

Country of employment


Education and training

Relevant qualifications or training

2008-2009 Lecturer in Foreign Language Didactics and English and French as a Foreign Language at the University of Teacher Education Thurgau (PHTG), Kreuzlingen, Switzerland (primary education)

2006 Lecturer in teacher training for English Linguistics at the University of Zurich / University of Teacher Education Zurich (PHZH) (lower secondary education)

2005 Grammar school teaching diploma for English and French (Canton of Zurich)

2002-2008 Research and teaching assistant for English Linguistics, Prof. Andreas Fischer (chair of English Philology), University of Zurich, English Department

2002 Licentiate of arts (MA), University of Zurich (Faculty of Arts), MA thesis in English Linguistics (topic: plurilingual education in Switzerland)

2008 PhD in English Linguistics (Multilingualism in the Movies, advisors: Prof. Andreas Fischer, University of Basel and Prof. Richard Watts, University of Berne)

1995-2002 Studies of English and French Studies, University of Zurich; mobility experience: University College Dublin (Erasmus, 1998-1999), Université de Genève (unimobil, 1999)

Language skills and competences

Mother tongue(s): Swiss German/German

Other language(s): English, French, Slovak, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Contribution to the project

External Second Working Language Documentalist, responsible for English version of documents and website