Franziska Schulz

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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5991
  • Address: School of Modern Languages
    Old Library Building (Room 6.21)
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

    office hour 2013/2014: Wednesday 11-1


I have been working as DAAD-Lektorin at the School of Modern Languages since 2010. 

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) is a German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD currently provides financial support to more than 55,000 individuals every year by offering funding to students, researchers, and academics worldwide. The DAAD also actively promotes Germany as an international study and research destination, and, last but not least, plays a major role in promoting the German language at higher education level worldwide.

For any questions about studying, working and living in Germany, scholarships and other offerings by the DAAD please come to my office hour or send me an e-mail to make an appointment.

In 2013/2014 a final year SML student got a MA scholarship to study in Germany and another 4 SML students have been awarded with a DAAD scholarship to do a summer language course in Germany.


I studied German as a Foreign Language and Educational Science / Adult Education at the University of Leipzig and graduated with a Magister Artium in 2006. 


Women in German Studies  

Honours and Awards

DAAD Scholarship for Teaching Assistants, 2009 - 2010

Undergraduate Teaching

GER1071 - German General Language Level B
GER1016 - Deutschland zwischen 1871 und 1945 (module leader)
GER4061 - German General Language Level D - advanced writing


Extracurricular Activities 

German Stammtisch 

Once a month I am offering a Stammtisch, where we come together in a nice athmosphere to talk about everything and anything, of course in German. This Stammtisch is open for all students of German, ERASMUS students and everybody else who would like to speak some German outside lectures and seminars.

The next German Stammtisch will take place in October 2014 at BAR LOCO (22 Leazes Park Road). 

German film night 

Once a moth I am showing German films plus all that goes with it: popcorn, cola and subtitles! Here you have the possibility to see some German films you maybe don't know yet and which will surprise you. This year we watched films such as Die Welle, Solino, Sommer vorm Balkon, Krabat.

The next German film night will take place in October 2014 at Quilliam Brothers (1 Eldon Place).

other extracurricular activities 

Over the last years the extracurricular activities at the German department included a fairytale project in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute London, a pub quiz against Durham University,  the Real Translation Project and the project 'Dialogue: Education and the Future' organised by the Goethe-Institute and funded by the EU.

Together with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen and the University of St. Andrews we welcomed Christian Bartel, a German writer and poetry slammer in October 2013. In Newcastle there were several creative writing workshops and a public reading on Wednesday 16th October. The grand finale was a poetry slam contest in Edinburgh on Friday 25th October for students from all four universities.

Research Interests


  • representation of cultural identity / youth culture / hip-hop


  • language attitudes / motivation for second language learning