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 the Department for German as a Foreign Language in an adult education centre.


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



  • German as a second language
  • Competencies of teachers
  • Multilingualism
  • Language and power
  • Racism in language learning and teaching