Wibke Rickers Staatsexamen TESOL MA

Department of Modern Languages
Language Tutor in German

Contact details

Ashley Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a language tutor in German in the Centre for Modern Languages. I teach German across the full range of language levels, academic as well as Open Access. In addition I am the co-ordinator for German language Open Access programme


  • Staatsexamen für die Sekundarstufe II in English and History, Universität Hannover
  • TESOL, Loughborough University
  • MA Applied Linguistics, Leicester University


I have been teaching German at Birmingham University since 2008, previously holding German language posts at Warwick University, Coventry University and Leicester/DeMontfort University.  I was born in Kiel, Schleswig Holstein and studied history and English at Hannover University and later undertook Loughborough University’s TESOL programme and an MA in Applied Linguistics at Leicester University.


I teach on a comprehensive range of German modules, covering academic and Open Access courses. Previously I have been teaching on various academic programmes, covering a diverse range of groups, and in-house training in industry.

Other activities

Since 2010 I am the coordinator for the German language Open Access programme.