Dr Alexander Burdumy
Before my appointment at Durham I worked for the University of Essex in Colchester as Languages for All Coordinator, at Aston University in Birmingham as DAAD Lektor and as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Greenwich.
I completed my undergraduate studies in Languages and Political Studies at the Universität Mannheim in Germany in 2007 (Erstes Staatsexamen) and moved on to complete a PhD as a part-time student in the area of German History/Politics at Aston University in 2012.
At Durham I currently teach several German language modules for the Centre of Foreign Language Studies/department as well as German Reading Skills for Research for MA and PhD students.
GD397 German Reading Skills for Research (beginners, post-beginners or advanced)(2 hours/year.)
German Language 4 - Schreibmodul(2 hours/year.)
MELA10030 German Reading Skills for Research(2 hours/year.)
- CFLS1G41 German Stage 4 (4 hours/year.)
- CFLS1G51 German Stage 5 (2 hours/year.)
- MELA10230 German Reading Skills for Research 2
- 2019 German Reading Skills for Academic Purposes, Routledge, 282 pp.
- 2013 Sozialpolitik und Repression in der DDR: Ost-Berlin 1971-1989, Klartext Verlag, 368 pp.
- 2017 'Supporting Language Learners through Phonetics Tutorials. The case of German Phonetics at the Centre for Foreign Language Studies, Durham University'.
- 2015 (co-authored with Bohlander, Christine) 'German Reading Skills for Research'.
- 2013 'How to offer language learning to all your students'.
- 2011 'Reconsidering the role of welfare state policy in the former GDR'.
- 2018 'Book Review: Poverty and Welfare in Modern German History', History: Reviews of New Books 46, pp. 48
- 2018 (co-authored with Bohlander, Christine ) 'Designing and delivering a programme of reading skills classes to postgraduate students', Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes 6, pp. 245-252
- 2013 'Reconsidering the role of the welfare state within the former German Democratic Republic's political system', Journal of Contemporary History 48, pp. 872-889