School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Dr Helen Ferstenberg

Lecturer in German


Consultation and feedback hours in Semester Two:

Tuesday 13.00-14.00, Wednesday 12.00-13.00 and Thursday 14.00-15.00


I graduated with a BA in German and French from Lancaster University, and subsequently completed a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Since 2005 I have been teaching at Newcastle University on a range of German language, translation and literature modules. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Roles and responsibilities:

Year Abroad Officer for Germany and Austria 

Chair of Stage Two Board of Examiners


Undergraduate Teaching

GER1065 and GER1066 (Level A German)

TRI1002 (Translation Theory and Practice, Stage 1)

TRI2002 (Translation Theory and Practice, Stage 2)

GER4083 (Level D Translation)

SML1018 (Introduction to Literature)

Postgraduate Teaching

SML8012 and SML8013 (Translation Practice and Principles)

MA Translation Project and Dissertation supervision