Anna Bettina Freeman

Department of Modern Languages
Teaching Fellow in German

Contact details

Ashley Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Anna Bettina Freeman is a Teaching Fellow in German at the University of Birmingham.


  • MA in Spanish, French and Business Administration, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Verlagskauffrau/ Athenäum Verlag, Frankfurt am Main


Teaching Fellow German, University of Birmingham

I also worked as Tutor for LLL and WBS German at Warwick University teaching German at all levels.

MFL teacher in secondary schools (Spanish/ German) and sixth form colleges for German specialising in oral exam preparations for A-level. I am also an AQA examiner for German.

MFL teacher for Business German in companies around the West Midlands with a focus on cultural differences in the professional world.

Further Education Lecturer for Editing and Translation at an Institute for Further Education in Germany providing training for professionals who change their career path and plan to work in Media/ Publishing

Senior Managing Editor for German publishing houses which specialised in multi-language book productions and translations. Both publishers produced books in up to 12 languages.

Editor and translator in a South African publishing house specialised in books about travel, natural science and general history and producing books in various languages. MFL teacher at a South African Language School teaching German and Spanish.


At UoB I am currently teaching German for Languages for All and convey the German Language Project.

My teaching covers German across all levels from A1 to C2.

I have taught in a variety of different set-ups and structures: remote, face-to-face, classes, tailored groups and one-to-one tuition using traditional teaching materials as well as online teaching platforms and/or online tools/ Apps. I have worked in schools, universities, businesses as well as further education institutions, here in the UK and abroad. My professional life has always involved languages – looking at it from different perspectives: as a teacher,  translator, editor and learner.


My role does not require to be research active, but I strongly believe in CPD. I have a special interest in teaching materials/research that accommodate various learning styles (kinetic, audio, visual etc) for face-to-face and digital teaching and how to combine teaching research and real-life classroom experience to create bespoke teaching modules for different learners (children/ young adults/ SEN/ professionals). Other interests are bi-/ multilingual children and their language learning (and the difficulties that can come with it) and, naturally, the art of translation.