Leonie Regina Twente

I am an applied linguist educated at the University of Cologne where I am currently pursuing a PhD in Linguistics. I obtained my M.A. in Linguistics, B.A. in Linguistics & Phonetics and Digital Humanities, and a certificate in teaching German to adult migrants (University of Duisburg-Essen).

In my work as a research associate at the University of Cologne I focus on questions regarding language skills, language development, and language education in the context of primary and secondary schooling, in particular with regards to multilingual learners who migrated to Germany in the course of their late childhood or youth. In my resaerch, I am interested in quantitative research, using data collection methods such as questionnaires and standardized testing, and secondary analyses as well as evidence synthesis. 

My courses for B.A. and M.A. students in teacher-education programmes also address these issues.

Since 2021, I have also been working as a freelance educator, teacher of German and (occasionally) writer. My personal interests concern feminism, the learning of foreign languages, bouldering and biking, the occasional musical endeavor with my recorder and/or saxophone, and disability rights.





University of Cologne, Germany

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