My name is Clare Maas (née Fielder). I’m originally from the UK, where I completed a BA in German Studies and Psychology, and an MA in German Studies with Translation. I also hold Trinity College’s Cert. TESOL and Dip. TESOL. For over 10 years now, I’ve been working as an EFL / EAP tutor and teacher trainer at Trier University, Germany. Before that, I taught English at two German secondary schools, and at several language academies in the UK, France and Germany. Alongside creating my own materials for teaching in all of these contexts, I have co-authored workbooks for secondary school EFL learners, and currently write for an English learners’ magazine.
I have presented regularly at IATEFL annual conferences since winning the Gill Sturtridge First-Time Speaker scholarship in 2012, and have also hosted webinars. These presentation topics have included positive feedback in the ELT classroom, promoting critical thinking and learner autonomy through feedback, and academic writing. I’ve also (co-)written articles about CLIL and translation in L2 academic settings. My current main areas of interest are feedback on EAP writing (see also my recent article in ELT Journal), and how research can inform EAP teaching practice and materials.
I am based in Germany’s oldest city (apparently!) and am willing to travel within Europe, depending on Trier University’s semester dates.
You can find and contact me via Twitter: @Clare2ELT