MMag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Weber
- English III (B2)
- Introduction to academic agricultural English
Mag. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Weber has received university degrees for Teaching English, Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy and English and American Studies. She also holds a Doctorate degree in English Linguistics and is currently working towards her Doctorate degree in Didactics.
She has worked extensively as an instructor at a secondary and a tertiary level for more than 15 years. At BOKU, she currently teaches English language courses for students and works as a teacher trainer & educator, providing didactics courses for university instructors, working as a coach for lecturers.
She is responsible for the didactic concept and successful implementation of BOKU's ESP course "Introduction to Academic Agricultural English" for which she was honoured with the first prize of BOKU's Teaching Award 2014. She is especially interested in teaching English and teacher professionalisation.
Cristina Flitner, B.A.
- English IV (B2+)
After earning a B.A. in Economics in the USA, Cristina began teaching English in Italy while completing a diploma at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She also worked in summer English programs in Spa, Belgium and in Canterbury, England. Cristina started teaching at BOKU in 2000 when she moved to Vienna. She has also taught English at the United Nations, the BFI and the Technikum in Vienna and is currently employed at different institutes and has extensive experience in academic writing, intercultural communication, business English and technical writing and presenting as well as the editing of articles for publication.
Stuart Conaghan, MEng
- General English brush up (B1+)
After graduating with a Master's Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Glasgow University, Stuart Conaghan gathered many years of teaching experience in various universities, private language schools, and companies in Austria. He is a trained TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher and over the years has taught courses on scientific and business language as well as leading projects in translation, proofreading and copywriting for several companies. At BOKU Stuart teaches the courses “English Grammar (B1)” and “General English Brush up (B1+)”.
Mag.a Swantje Cooper
- English IV (B2+)
- English for BOKU-specific subjects (Science and Technology, C1)
Swantje Cooper grew up in Austria as well as in Turkey where she attended English schools; lived, worked and studied in the United States, Latin America, Central Asia, India and Austria. Graduated from the University of Graz with a degree in interpreting.
Work experience as English lecturer, interpreter and translator, intercultural communications coach, project manager, workshop coordinator, event manager, creative trainer, team builder, hospice care-giver.
Her focus in teaching lies on eliciting an understanding for context and a “larger picture” as well as on coaxing students to leave their comfort zone, because Swantje is convinced that this is where true science begins and where profound learning happens.