Curriculum Vitae









N. Jeanette Sauer


Academic background


  • Since February 2022: Teacher for German and English at Helmholtzschule in Frankfurt
  • February 2021 - January 2022: Teacher for German, English, French and German as a second language at Eichendorffschule in Kelkheim
  • May 2019 - January 2021: Teacher for German and English at the boarding school Castle Hansenberg and Rheingaugymnasium in Geisenheim
  • September 2016 - February 2017: Lecturer for German as a foreign language at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt
  • August 2015 - July 2017: Teacher for German as a second language and English as a second language at Phorms Education, a bilingual private school in Frankfurt/Taunus
  • January - July 2015: Teacher in the socio-paedagogical learning support at Stiftung Waisenhaus Frankfurt (Foundation Orphanage)
  • July 2012 - December 2014: Research fellowship of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation in Munich
  • June 2009 - June 2012: Research assistant at the Department of German Linguistics, University of Wuppertal
  • April 2008 - September 2008: Student assistant for Prof. Dr. Daniela Wawra, Department of English Linguistics, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • April 2006 - March 2008:  Teaching of the course Schreibwerkstatt (Writing Centre), Department of German Language and Literature, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • September 2005 - October 2005: Lecturer for German as a foreign language at Universidad CUCEA in Guadalajara, Mexiko
  • September 2003 - July 2004: Assistant Teacher at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England (preparing pupils for GCSE, A-Levels and International Baccalaureate for the subject German)
  • January 2002 - December 2014: Freelance interpreter (English, French), e.g., at UNESCO Charity-Gala 2012; at Didacta education fair 2010 in Cologne; for the European Committee at the Conference of Ministers of Education 2007




  • November - December 2017: Research stay with Prof. Dr. Loraine Obler at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) in the programm 'Speech-Language-Hearing-Sciences'. New York, USA
  • September - October 2017: Research stay for the book "Sprachproduktion (Speech production)" in Paris, France
  • April 2014: Research stay with Prof. Dr. Peter Ecke, Department for German Studies, University of Arizona. Tucson, USA
  • October 2013: Research stay at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK
  • April 2013: Research stay with Prof. Dr. Lise Abrams, Department of Psychology, University of Florida. Gainesville, USA
  • October 2011 - November 2015: Ph.D. student at Goethe-University Frankfurt, German Philology, Department of Linguistics: Das Tip-of-the-Tongue-Phänomen. Zur Rolle der Silbe beim Auflösen von Wortfindungsstörungen (The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. On the role of the syllable in resolving word finding difficulties), supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helen Leuninger
  • December 2008: Thesis at the Department of Cognitive Linguistics: Das Tip-of-the-Tongue-Phänomen. Eine multiple Einzelfallstudie (The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon: A multiple case study), supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helen Leuninger
  • October 2005 - March 2008: Additional studies in German as a second and foreign language, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • October 2001 - May 2009: German, English, and Romance philology studies with a minor in Psychology, Goethe-University Frankfurt.
    State examination / Master: Education degree with certification to teach German and English at Gymnasium level (college preparatory high school)
  • May 2001: A-Levels, Ernst-Goebel-School, Hoechst i. Odw.