Research Profile

Stefan Kriechbaumer


Stefan Kriechbaumer studied English and French language and literature at Klagenfurt University, where he also worked for the Centre for Gender Studies. After having obtained his MA with a thesis on cross-linguistic constraints on lexical transfer, he gained experience teaching German as a foreign language at Barry Comprehensive School, Wales. Thereafter, he taught English at the Higher Technical Institute of Civil Engineering, Graphics and Design in Linz. He joined the German Department in Cork in September 2012.

Research Interests

English and German linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Performative Teaching and Learning



(2009)Cross-linguistic constraints on lexical transfer.
Kriechbaumer, Stefan (2009) Cross-linguistic constraints on lexical transfer. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
German Studies Association Ireland (GSAI) Member/


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Barry Comprehensive School, Wales Foreign Language Assistant01-OCT-09 / 31-MAY-10
University of Klagenfurt Tutor in the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies01-MAR-08 / 30-JUN-08
University of Klagenfurt Tutor in the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies01-MAR-07 / 30-JUN-07
University College Cork, German Department Lektor17-AUG-12 /
Neue Mittelschule St. Georgen (secondary level school) English teacher12-SEP-10 / 08-JUL-11
HTL Bau und Design, Linz (Higher Technical College at secondary level) English teacher11-SEP-11 / 06-JUL-12
Handelsakademie Freistadt (secondary level business school), Austria Teacher trainee08-SEP-10 / 08-JUL-11


2009University of Klagenfurt Master of ArtsEnglish/American and Romance (French) language and literature
2003Handelsakademie Perg, Austria A LEVELSGerman, English, maths, accounting, business studies, controlling


Spanish BasicBasicBasic
French FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

language courses, German and English linguistics, German literature

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