Yasemin Cigiltepe

DAAD Lecturer for German

  • German Section
  • Department of European Languages and Cultures
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details



Room 3.38
50 George Square

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Yasemin started teaching German language in 2001. She chose this profession because she enjoys working in an international environment and conveying her love of languages to others.

As part of her studies in North-American Literature, Yasemin wrote her MA thesis on 'Magic Realism and Canadian West Coast Fiction'. In addition, she studied Slavonic Languages and Cultures as well as Sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. She gained a qualification in Teaching German as a Second Language from the University of Bonn.

Yasemin has taught in Germany and abroad. After completing her studies, she was a teaching assistant and tutor at Kent College, Canterbury. She taught English at Linyi Modern School in Linyi, China. Together with the Goethe-Institute Beijing and publishing companies in Germany, Yasemin and her colleague introduced a German Department at this school.

She was a DAAD Lecturer at the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield.  Before coming to work in the UK, she taught German Language to American students taking part in the USAC-programme at the University of Lüneburg. She was also a German Teacher for refugees and active for the TestDaF-Institute. For nearly ten years, Yasemin was a lecturer for German at the International Office of the University of Bonn.


Undergraduate teaching

Yasemin teaches German language to undergraduate students at all levels, in the following areas:

Oral classes for all years, German grammar, German to English translation, and German text production and essay writing.

She also offers supervision and examination of long essays on a range of topics: Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache, for example, language learning and teaching, bilingual learning, digitalisation of foreign language learning; 20th-century and contemporary German-language drama; corpus linguistics; translation studies. 



Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Project activity

As a DAAD lecturer, Yasemin's other main responsibilities are organising cultural events and giving scholarship advice for students who would like to study or work in Germany, for example, during the scholarship application process for summer courses at universities in Germany.

Babble: Online Creative Magazine for students in European Languages and Cultures

Exchange programme for international teachers at the International Project Centre in Exeter (with Grundtvig/Erasmus +): “Drama Techniques in the Foreign Language Classroom”.