Sibylle Ratz

Sibylle Ratz

Sibylle Ratz MSc SFHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Sibylle Ratz studied in Germany, Russia and the UK and has worked as a teacher, translator, course coordinator and lecturer in Germany and Scotland. She is employed at Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer in languages and programme leader for the undergraduate degree programme “International Business Management and Language”. Sibylle is module leader for the German modules and of "Modern Language and Film". Sibylle also teaches on “Intercultural Training for the Year Abroad” where she is the contact person for students of German. Currently, Sibylle is working towards a PhD at London Metropolitan University in the field of second language identity in multilingual contexts.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Refereed Paper at Cross-Sector Annual Conference 2019: Widening Participation in Languages
  • Refereed Joint Paper at Cross-Sector Annual Conference: Widening Participation in Languages
  • Joint Three Minute Presentation at the 2019 ENU Learning and Teaching Conference
  • 3 minute staff presentation at ENU research conference 2019
  • Refereed paper at 13th Annual Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching
  • Refereed paper at IALIC conference 2017
  • Refereed Paper at Edinburgh Napier Teaching and Learning Conference

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of HEA

 

Date


6 results

Book review of "Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication" - Will Baker

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2017)
Book review of "Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication" - Will Baker. Asian EFL Journal, 19(4),
Book review of Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication - Will Baker. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gr...

Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad.

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2015)
Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad. Teaching fellows journal, Autumn 2015, 18
Review of Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad.

Vocabulary learning with the Moodle glossary tool: a case study

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2016)
Vocabulary learning with the Moodle glossary tool: a case study. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i1.170
Vocabulary learning is a vital part of mastering a language and experience has shown that students often neglect to routinely work on this aspect leading to problems with list...

A module-based approach to foster and document the intercultural process before and during the residence abroad

Journal Article
Penman, C., & Ratz, S. (2015)
A module-based approach to foster and document the intercultural process before and during the residence abroad. Intercultural Education, 26(1), 49-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2015.993529
This article contributes to the debate on what form of preparation and support can enhance the intercultural student experience during the Year Abroad. It presents a credit-be...

Residence Abroad: A modular approach to support students and document their progress

Journal Article
Ratz, S., & Penman, C. (2014)
Residence Abroad: A modular approach to support students and document their progress. Scottish Languages Review, Spring / Summer 2014(27), 29-38
Internationalisation is a key thematic area which the Higher Education Academy in Scotland is seeking to develop. This study contributes to previous research on the benefits o...

Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?

Journal Article
Ratz, S. (2013)
Community Language Classes: How Ready are Students for More Technology?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 1(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v1i1.35
Are students at community language classes ready to use more technology for their learning? Although research into the use of technology in many language learning settings is ...