Susanne Nickel

I am an instructor of English for Specific Purposes, teaching mainly technical English and Business English in our BA and MA programmes. My second area of teaching expertise is intercultural competence, and I provide intercultural trainings to both home and international students.


Following an MA in English Studies from Leipzig University in Germany, I went on to study for another MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) at Newcastle University (England). After graduation I held research positions revolving around mobile-assisted language teaching and intercultural learning before joining Mittweida University in January 2014. I hold several teaching qualifications including a General Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education, the Certificate for Teaching Languages in Higher Education awarded by the German Association of Language Centres in Higher Education, and I’m a certified trainer and examiner for intercultural competence in English (elc - European Language Competence). 


  • Business English for students of Business Administration and Management
  • Technical English for mechanical engineering, laser technology, and industrial engineering
  • General English for the university entrance examination
  • Intercultural Competence for Management students
  • Intercultural Trainings for students of all faculties


  • Dausend, H. & Nickel, S. (2017). Tap’n’Talk – Differenzierte Förderung von Sprachproduktionen durch tabletgestützte Lernaufgaben. In Chilla, Solveig & Vogt, Karin (Eds.), Heterogenität und Diversität im Englischunterricht - fachdidaktische Perspektiven (pp. 179-203). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  • Nickel, S. (2016). Outdoor games from around the world: Interkulturelle Kompetenz spielerisch anbahnen. Sally’s World 1, 7-10.
  • Nothnagel, S. & Nickel, S. (2014). Erhebung und Aufbereitung erzählorientierter Interviews im Forschungsprojekt "Interkulturelles Lernen im Hosting". Ein Arbeitsbuch. Chemnitz: Technische Universität Chemnitz.