Language and Learning

Stefanie Helbert

Research Associate

Phone: 49 (0) 221-470 3226

Stefanie Helbert holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and Education from the University of Cologne. Before joining the Mercator Institute for Literacy and Language Education she completed a qualification as teacher for German as a second Language and worked as the head of Department for German as a Foreign Language in an adult education center.


19 (Buildung: Gebäude 210 (Bauwens-Gebäude), Richard-Strauss-Straße 2, 50931 Köln)



  • Competencies of school teachers
  • Cultural diversity and linguistic heterogeneity in classrooms

Current project:

  • COLD: Competencies of school teachers and adult educators in teaching German as a second language in linguistically diverse classrooms