Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Emma Fawcett

Emma Fawcett

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik → Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Visiting address
Unter den Linden 6 , Room 2001b
Phone number
(030) 2093-70915
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Emma Fawcett is currently on maternity leave.



Emma Fawcett teaches applied language courses in the Master of Education and M.A. English Literatures programmes.

She is also working towards a PhD in adult education. Working title: Die Konstruktion von Differenz im Programm der Volkshochschule / The construction of difference in adult education centre programmes.


Formal qualifications

M.A. Erwachsenenbildung/Lebenslanges Lernen. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012-2016).

M.A. European Studies. King’s College London, UK (2009-2010).

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners. International House Prague, Czech Republic (2009).

M.A. (Oxon.) Modern Foreign Languages - German and Russian. University of Oxford, UK (2004-2008).

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults. International House Moscow, Russia (2007).


Previous teaching and research positions

Seminar Zielgruppen in der Erwachsenenbildung (B.A. Erziehungswiss.) for the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2020 & 2021).

Junior researcher (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in adult education at the University of Hamburg (2014-2016). Research focus: adult education and inclusion.

Teacher of English (general and business English, 'easy access'/Leichter Lernen, Schule an der VHS) at Volkshochschule Berlin Mitte (2011 – 2016).

Teacher of academic, general and business English at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, HTW Berlin, and Berlin School of English (2010 – 2015).

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language for adults and children of all ages and in various institutional settings in the UK/Czech Republic/Kyrgyzstan (2008-2009).


Professional activities/memberships

Revision of the syllabus for English courses in the field of adult basic education, Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin-Brandenburg (LISUM) (2021-2022).

Member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and its special interest group Inclusive Practices and SEN.

Member of Gesellschaft Erwachsenenbildung und Behinderung.

Associate member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) / German Educational Research Association (GERA)

Co-editor of the journal Volkshochschulen in Berlin (2018 - 2020).



For publications on adult education and inclusion (in German and in English), see Research Gate profile.