Prof. Dr. Norbert Schlüter studied English and mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin. During his years at university he worked for one year as an assistant teacher at the University of Hertfordshire (was Hatfield Polytechnic) in England. From 1993 to 1996, he taught English and mathematics at several schools in Berlin and between 1996 and 1997 he worked at PSJA High School, Pharr, Texas, USA, teaching mathematics. From 1997 to 2003 he was a research assistant and completed his Phd at the Institute of English Philology at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2003/04 he was offered a temporary professorship in Teaching English as a foreign language at the University of Education in Weingarten and from April 2004 to March 2007, he was awarded full professorship at that institution. Since April 2007 he has been working as a full Professor for English Language Pedagogy at Leipzig University. From 2011 to 2015 he was part of a team of experts that conducted the first nationwide survey in Germany to evaluate the English language competence of primary school learners at the end of grade 4.
An article about Professor Schlüter’s work from the Spring 2017 edition of the “Languages Today” magazine: