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Dr. Stefanie Pohle

Research Assistant (Bonn Applied English Linguistics)


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E-mail (preferred method of contact): 

Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, phone +49-228-4959  (3rd floor, room 3.017) 

Regina-Pacis-Weg 5, 53113 Bonn, phone +49-228-7593 (2nd floor, room 2.005)

Office hours

Wednesday 12:00-13:00; please send an e-mail.

I also offer a virtual office hour via Adobe Connect. All you need is a stable Internet connection and a headset. Please contact me for further details.

Academic interests 

  • Writing research and pedagogy (intertextual competence, plagiarism prevention, digital tools in the writing process, reflective writing)
  • Research methodology
  • Research and knowledge management
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Business communication (especially negotiations)

Short CV

Academic career

Nov. 2015-Feb. 2017 - E-Teaching Certificate, professional development programme by the University of Bonn. Final teaching project: "LAnguage MAtters! - Writing a science blog for teenagers"

Since Oct. 2015 - Research Assistant, Bonn Applied English Linguistics, IAAK, University of Bonn

Since April 2015 - Writing Tutor Training, professional development programme, PH Freiburg (Dr. Gerd Bräuer)

Since Dec. 2014 - NRW-Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, professional development programme

April 2013-March 2015 - Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben, IAAK, University of Bonn

2009 - Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics (Promotion), University of Bonn – title of dissertation: "'I tell you what we could do, we could say, cut it to a hundred and ninety-five, and offer you a significant discount on breakfast' – Expressing Commitment in Business Discourse: An Empirical Analysis of Offers in Irish English Negotiations" (link)

2004 - Research stay in Ireland (DAAD scholarship)

2003 - Research Assistant (WHK), Chair of Constitutional, Social and Economic History (Prof. Dr. G. Schulz), University of Bonn

2003 - M.A. in English Linguistics (major), Constitutional, Social and Economic History (minor), Educational Science (minor), University of Bonn

2000-2003 - Student Assistant (SHK), Chair of Applied English Linguistics (Prof. Dr. K. P. Schneider), University of Bonn

1998-1999 - Student of English and History and tutor at the Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (DAAD scholarship)

Professional career

2011-2013 Education Manager in an international, non-profit sports organisation

2003-2011 Information & Records Assistant/Manager in an international, non-profit sports organisation 

Presentations, talks & workshops (since 2014)

  • "Why the study of LAnguage MAtters in school – ein Wissenschaftsblog bringt Schüler*innen und Studierende zusammen". Presentation at Dies Academicus of the University of Bonn, May 2017. (with Timo Brede, Hanna Bruns, Pawel Sickinger)

  • "Plagiat? Nein danke! – Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis durch gute Lehre: Ein hochschuldidaktisches Fortbildungsangebot zur Kompetenzbildung". Workshop at the 46. dghd-Jahrestagung, Cologne, March 2017. (with Ansgar Schäfer)

  • "Academic writing beyond the term paper: Harvesting an e-teaching project for research purposes". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, March 2017.

  • "Drowning in the 'sea of texts'? – Wie Übungen zur Intertextualität beim wissenschaftlichen Schreiben in der Fremdsprache in Fachseminare eingebettet werden können". World Café presentation at the "6. internationalen Kongress des Forums wissenschaftliches Schreiben: text | text | text – Zitat, Referenz, Plagiat und andere Formen der Intertextualität", Konstanz, June 2016.

  • "Teaching and researching intertextuality in academic texts by German writers of English: A project update". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, May 2016.

  • "Copy, Paste & Co: Was ist ein Plagiat und wie kann ich es vermeiden?". Workshop at the event "Lange Nacht des Schreibens" of the University of Bonn, March 2016.

  • "'Something to do with intertextuality, plagiarism and academic writing skills' - On the way to defining a topic for a post-doc research project". Presentation at the BAEL Research Day, Bonn, December 2015.

  • "Teaching academic writing at a German university – the role of students' information and computer literacy: A field report". Presentation at the "Academic Communication in Multimedia Environment Conference", Sofia/Bulgaria, September 2015.

  • "Writing research and education in academic contexts". Workshop at the "Fourth Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (BAELc4)", University of Bonn, June 2015. (with Dr. Esther Breuer)

  • "E-mail communication in business and academia: What applied linguists can do with it". Invited lecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology (Master in International Business), Dublin/Ireland, February 2014.

  • "Business negotiations: A linguistic perspective". Invited lecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology (Discourse Analysis Group), Dublin/Ireland, February 2014.

Earlier talks and publications: See


    • European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)

  • Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung e.V.

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education


Summer Semester 2017

  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "From finding a research question to writing up a paper: The research process in Applied Linguistics"

Winter Semester 2016/2017

  • MA Übung: "Applied Linguistics: An Overview"

Summer Semester 2016

  • MA Übung: "The why and how: Methods in Applied Linguistics"

Winter Semester 2015/16

  • BA Übung: "Corpus and other research methods in linguistics"

Summer Semester 2015

  • BA (Optionalbereich): "'Ooops! I did it again' - Avoiding plagiarism and other common pitfalls in the academic writing process"

Winter Semester 2014/2015

  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "The Empirical Research Process"
  • BA Übung: "Of data collection, transcription and statistics: Methods and theories in language and society"

Summer Semester 2014

  • BA Übung: "Discourse Analysis"
  • BA Issues Course: "Saying something nice – researching compliments and related speech acts"

Winter Semester 2013/2014 

  • MA Übung: "Applied Linguistics: An Overview"
  • MA Module (Seminar + Übung): "Research Methods"

Summer Semester 2013 

  • BA Übung: "Language Use in Interaction"
  • BA Issues Course: "Speech Act Analysis"