Dr. Ira Gawlitzek

Dr. Ira Gawlitzek
Senior Lecturer with Tenure
University of Mannheim
Anglistik I
L 10, 11–12 – Room 219
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-2338
Fax: +49 621 181-2336
Consultation hour(s):
Lecture-free period: by appointment
During the semester: Tue 4 – 5 p.m.

  • Research

    Dr. Ira Gawlitzek is Akademische Oberrätin [Senior Lecturer with Tenure] at the Chair of English Linguistics (AI). Her research interests focus on:

    • Literacy
    • First and second language acquisition
    • Multilingualism
  • Biographic Information

    She studied English and German at the Universities Würzburg and Tübingen to become a teacher. After the first Staatsexamen she did her PhD on the acquisition of infinitival constructions in a research project at the University of Tübingen and trained to be a professional trainer in adult education. After an intermediate year in the English department of the University of Freiburg (replacing an Akademische Rätin), she came to the University of Mannheim in 1996. In 2002 she was awarded the Baden-Württemberg Award in Teaching. She spent the academic year 2012/13 as a visiting professor at the University of Vienna.

  • Teaching

    She teaches a large number of topics, among them: 

    • Introduction to English Linguistics
    • PS Analysing Texts
    • PS About about – the challenge of analysing prepositions
    • HS Syntax
    • HS Multilingualism
    • HS Digital Media in the Foreign Language Classroom
    • Didactics of English II
    • and many more.

    Her philosophy of teaching is that students only really learn if they engage intensively with the subject matter and she increasingly uses digital media for this engagement.