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Svenja Erich

Exam and Assessment Co-ordinator, Lecturer for German

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Centre for Language Studies

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Svenja is the co-ordinator for exams and assessment in the Centre for Language Studies at City as well as a lecturer for German. She holds an MA in Slavic Studies from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. She also studied Russian as a foreign language at the University of St. Petersburg and the Institute for Railway Engineering in Moscow. She has been trained as a language tutor and holds a Cambridge Certificate of Teaching German to Adults.

Svenja started working at City as a Visiting Lecturer in 1998 and has been in charge of the examination and assessment process since 2009. She organises the end-of-year examinations as well as the re-sits. She provides administrative and student support for the LSP, LBM and LGP classes in French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin and arranges the annual Language Fair in fresher's week every September.

Svenja teaches German for Business courses and German for Media courses within the Specific Purposes Programme. She has also taught on the University's language evening programme.

Her research interests are primarily the summative and formative assessment of foreign language skills with focus on the effectiveness of testing/ developing language skills online. Other research interests include Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.


CELTA Cambridge Certificate of Teaching German to Adults, 1997
MA Slavic Studies, Eastern European History, 1996
Diploma Russian as a Foreign Language, 1988
Certificate Russian as a Foreign Language, 1987


2009 - 2011 Exam and Assessment Coordinator
1998 - 2011 Visiting lecturer for German at City University
2004 - 2011 Visiting lecturer at the City Literary Institute
2003 - 2009 Visiting lecturer at the Bishopsgate Institute


Journal Article

  1. Marcoul, I., Campbell, A. and Erich, S. (2012). Constructing Assessment: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Online Diagnostic Tests to Assess Linguistic Competence. Learning at City Journal, 2(2) .

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