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Post Nominals MSc SFHEA PhD
Biography Sibylle Ratz studied in Germany, Russia and the UK and has worked as a teacher, translator, course coordinator and lecturer in Germany and Scotland. She is employed at Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer and programme leader for the undergraduate degree programme BA (Hons) “International Business Management and Language”. Sibylle is module leader for several German modules as well as for the undergraduate module "Studying and Living Abroad", which give students intercultural training for their year abroad. Sibylle also co-teaches on other UG and PG intercultural modules, and is SAL for PG international articulation. In 2022, Sibylle completed her PhD at London Metropolitan University in the field of reflexivity in multilingual contexts.
In 2023, Sibylle was delighted to receive the Edinburgh Napier Above and Beyond Award together with Pauline Gordon in the category of Partnership.
Research Interests Multilingualism
Study abroad / Mobility
Language Teaching and Learning
Narrative Research
Critical Realism
Teaching and Learning Sibylle is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a member of the Teaching Fellow community at Edinburgh Napier Unviersity. She is programme leader for BA (Hons) International Business Management and Language.

Sibylle's activities include
- providing academic leadership as a programme leader by ensuring the learning outcomes of the programme are being met
- developing and streamlining educational materials for German courses which are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- leading and teaching German language modules
- setting and carrying out assessments and exams at all levels for German courses
- developing and leading the module "Modern Language and Film"
- supervising dissertations
- mentoring colleagues for German
- hosting colleagues during several Erasmus mobility teaching exchanges
- undertaking Erasmus mobility teaching exchanges to RUDN in Russia (2018) and the University of Tours in France (2019)
- disseminating knowledge from Erasmus teaching exchanges
- supporting and guiding students before, during and after Erasmus exchanges
- setting up and developing double degree opportunities and opportunities for placements abroad with several partner universities in Europe.

Sibylle completed her PhD in the area of multillingualism, and her teaching is informed by the knowledge she gained from this project.