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My name is Catherine Spencer. I am lecturer and Programme chair in the School of Languages, Law & Social Sciences in TU Dublin. I studied German & French at Dublin City University and then lectured in Dublin City University and at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, Austria.

Catherine Spencer
Catherine Spencer

My Masters research (DCU) focused on translation and reception of the Austrian playwright, Arthur Schnitzler, and for PhD on post-war Austrian identity and memory (University of Birmingham).

I teach German language, Intercultural competence, Translation and am currently researching student mobility experiences and perspectives around multilingualism, language learning and intercultural competence and completing an MSc Education (TU Dublin).

Delighted to be working with all of you from Darmstadt (where I happily lived for 6 months during my studies) and from Cartagena (only visited for a day). Looking forward to working with you and building our blog together.

Information zur Universität

TU Dublin was established on 1January 2019, becoming Ireland’s 1st Technological University and  building on a strong legacy of technological education in three predecessor institutions. This new university represents a significant change in the Higher Education landscape. TU Dublin is one of the largest Irish Higher Education providers with over 26, 000 students.

Many fields of study are possible, including Business, Engineering and Arts & Humanities, and at levels from craft apprenticeship to doctoral research. TU Dublin has three campuses in Dublin, Blanchardstown, Tallaght and City, and a recent state-of-the-art new campus in Grangegorman.

TU Dublin
TU Dublin Grangegorman

Information zur Stadt

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city is located on the East coast, between the Wicklow mountains and the Irish sea. Its name comes from the Irish Dubh Linn, meaning Black Pool, and in Irish it is known as Baile Átha Cliath. With a population of over a million (including the extended urban areas), it is Ireland’s largest city and seat of government. Dublin is a warm and welcoming city, providing residents and visitors with many opportunities to enjoy a strong sense of history and architectural diversity, a variety of social scenes and cultural activities and many parks and open spaces.

Ha’penny Bridge, River Liffey, Dublin.
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.© Artur Bogacki/Shutterstock.com
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. © Digital Vision/Getty Images
Custom House, along the River Liffey, Dublin. © Unaphoto/Dreamstime.com

Dia dhaoibh, Hallo

mein Name ist Catherine Spencer. Ich bin Dozentin und Programmleiterin an der Fakultät für Sprachen, Recht und Sozialwissenschaften der TU Dublin. Ich habe Deutsch und Französisch an der Dublin City University studiert und anschließend an der Dublin City University und an der Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz, Österreich, unterrichtet.

In meiner Masterarbeit (DCU) beschäftigte ich mich mit der Übersetzung und Rezeption des österreichischen Dramatikers Arthur Schnitzler und in meiner Doktorarbeit mit österreichischer Identität und Erinnerung in der Nachkriegszeit (University of Birmingham).

Ich unterrichte Deutsch, interkulturelle Kompetenz und Übersetzung und erforsche derzeit die Mobilitätserfahrungen und -perspektiven von Studierenden in Bezug auf Mehrsprachigkeit, Sprachenlernen und interkulturelle Kompetenz und schließe einen MSc Education (TU Dublin) ab.

Ich freue mich sehr, mit Ihnen allen aus Darmstadt (wo ich während meines Studiums 6 Monate lang gelebt habe) und aus Cartagena (wo ich nur einen Tag lang war) zusammenzuarbeiten. Ich freue mich darauf, mit Ihnen zu arbeiten und unseren Blog gemeinsam aufzubauen.

TU Dublin Grangegorman

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  • I am lecturer and Programme chair in the School of Languages, Law & Social Sciences in TU Dublin. I teach German language, Intercultural competence, Translation and am currently researching student mobility experiences and perspectives around multilingualism, language learning and intercultural competence and completing an MSc Education (TU Dublin).

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