University College Cork/Mary Immaculate College
Emma Riordan is lecturer in German at UCC where she teaches German culture, Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics. Before taking up her current position in UCC, she developed online activities as a member of the Digilanguages team at MIC. She has a Ph.D. Applied Linguistics from TCD, an MPhil in Teaching German as a Foreign Language from UCC and a BA Language and Cultural Studies from UCC. She has taught English language and cultural studies at the University of Magdeburg, Germany, German language and linguistics at UCC and lectured in German at Waterford Institute of Technology. Her research interests include classroom discourse, target language use, language education policy, teacher education and language for specific purposes. She is executive committee member of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics.