Why do we offer English for academic staff?

  • To help you prepare and practice for teaching in English.
  • To work with you to find effective approaches and techniques for teaching non-native English-speaking students.
  • To support you with adapting your course content and teaching materials to acommodate non-native English-speaking students.


What we offer

We currently offer:

  • individual coaching
  • workshops
  • interactive proofreading
  • classroom observations

To read more about these offers, please click here.



Contact us

Feel free to write us an email:



The team for academic staff:

- Dr. Charla Schutte

- Louise Klein M.A.

- Dr. Shirley Roth


About us

Louise Klein: 

I was born and brought up in Great Britain and have been living in Wiesbaden for over twenty years. With an MA in English Language Teaching, I have enjoyed working with adults to improve their language skills and to help them gain confidence when using English for most of that time.  During the last fourteen years at HSRM, I've taught a variety of different English courses and have established an intercultural, telecollaborative course with our partner university in Novosibirsk. I hope to use this experience to support other teaching staff who want to use English in the classroom and in their research.


Charla Schutte: 

I was born in South Africa and have been living in Germany since 2005. My teaching career started when I was still a student and I have been working with people from different cultures and backgrounds for almost 25 years. This doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped learning; on the contrary, I’m constantly developing and expanding my knowledge in order to support the HSRM staff with the process of internationalisation in the classroom.


Shirley Roth:

I started living and working in Germany in 1999, having grown up in England and studied Psychology at Nottingham University. Always fascinated by learning myself, I then specialised in English as a Foreign Language and have been teaching and coaching in schools and universities ever since.  I really enjoy helping others to become comfortable using English for their chosen purpose. 





Teaching in English – Challenges in the classroom


Who is this for? 

Anyone who has already taught in English or who would like to start teaching in English.  Join us for a 90-minute session to discuss the challenges that might await you in the EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) classroom.


  • Language challenges
  • Academic challenges
  • (Learning) culture challenges


During the workshop you’ll have lots of chance to practice your English skills. We will discuss and reflect on effective ways, useful tools and helpful strategies to make English-language courses successful for the teacher and students.


Louise Klein MA, Dr. Charla Schutte


Monday 16 January, 13:30-15:00





We are planning new workshops for 2023 and our 2022 workshops will be repeated as well.  Don't forget that we also offer exclusive workshops for your department. Feel free to contact us if you need more information.



We have a new 2-day workshop which will take place on Tuesday, 27 September and Wednesday, 28 September 2022.

This workshop is for anyone who has already taught in English or who has participated in the introductory workshop: ‘Teaching in English – where to start?’ Join us for a deeper exploration of specific areas, which will support you and your students in the EMI classroom (English as a Medium of Instruction).


Back by popular demand: We are going to repeat the workshop called Teaching in English - where to start? on Wednesday, 14 September 2022. We would love to support you with teaching in English!



Workshop time! If you would like to find out more about how to start teaching in English, join us for a workshop on Wednesday, 20 July 2022. 



Welcome to our new website! We are happy to offer you the possibility to receive support if you work and/or teach in English. Have a look at what we offer and please contact us if you have any questions.