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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Emma Fawcett

Emma Fawcett
emma.fawcett (at) hu-berlin.de

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik → Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Visiting address
Unter den Linden 6 , Room 2001a
Phone number
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Sprechzeiten im Wintersemester 2018/19:
Donnerstag, 12-13 Uhr



Originally from the north of England, I qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language in 2007, and have since worked with learners of all ages in various countries and settings. In Berlin, I have mainly been involved in adult and higher education, teaching at the Berlin School of English, the University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin), and here at the Humboldt University. For five years, I worked primarily at the Volkshochschule Berlin Mitte, where I developed ‘easy access’ English courses aimed at adults with learning difficulties. This fuelled my interest in inclusive education, which in turn led to two years as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg.  I joined the Humboldt University full time in 2016.


Formal qualifications

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

M.A. European Studies. King’s College London, UK.

M.A. Erwachsenenbildung/Lebenslanges Lernen. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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

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


Professional activities

Member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language and its special interest group Inclusive Practices and Special Educational Needs.

Committee member of Gesellschaft Erwachsenenbildung und Behinderung.

Co-editor of the journal Volkshochschulen in Berlin.



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