Alexander Kaul

Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben
Room: GB 6/154
Phone: +49 234 32 - 22521
office hour: by appointment


Alexander Kaul studied English and French at Ruhr-University Bochum and Leeds Trinity University. Apart from that, he worked as a foreign language assistant in Orange, France, for half a year. He received his Master of Education in 2017 and completed his teacher training in Bocholt in 2018. Since 2018, he has been working as a lecturer (“Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben”) in linguistics and EFL Education at Ruhr-University Bochum. He is additionally pursuing his PhD degree. His research interests include second language acquisition, task-based language learning and the role of grammar in ELT.


Summer semester 2023

  • Contrastive Linguistics: English-German
  • The Mental Lexicon
  • Introduction to English Linguistics
  • Grundlagen der Sprachdidaktik
  • Grundlagen der Textdidaktik
  • Begleitseminar zum Praxissemester
  • Classroom Communication MM

Previous courses

  • Grundlagen der Sprachdidaktik
  • Grundlagen der Textdidaktik
  • Begleitseminar zum Praxissemester
  • Grammar, Vocabulary and Lexico-Grammar in ELT
  • Classroom Communication MM
  • Language Acquisition Processes in the English Classroom
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism
  • Analysing Learner Language
  • Investigating Language Learning: Issues in Instructed Second Language Acquisition


  • Kaul, Alexander (2021): "Exploring Manhattan's High Line Virtually: Mithilfe digitaler Medien die High Line erkunden und einen Audio-Guide erstellen". In: Praxis Englisch 6/21, 29-33.
  • Kaul, Alexander (2021): "Methods in action: Working with chunks in digitalized ELT". In: Praxis Englisch 4/21, 47-48.
  • Kaul, Alexander (2020): "Workshop 4" & "Worksheets zu Extra Reading", in: Holtkamp, Helga (Ed.): On Track 4. Teachers' Book. Englisch für Gymnasien. Ausgabe Bayern. Braunschweig: Westermann, 192-236 & 259-271.
  • Kaul, Alexander (2020): "Workshop 3", in: Holtkamp, Helga (Ed.): On Track 3. Teachers' Book. Englisch als 2. Fremdsprache. Braunschweig: Westermann, 143-189.
  • Kaul, Alexander (2019): "Workshop 3", in: Holtkamp, Helga (Ed.): On Track 3. Teachers' Book. Englisch für GymnasienAusgabe Bayern. Braunschweig: Westermann,  150-206.


  • 16.09.2022: TBLT Implementation in the EFL Secondary Classroom: A Novice EFL Teacher's Perspective [Presentation]. SLTED 2022, Vienna.
  • 20.04.2022: Less Grammar and More Chunking? Zur Rolle der Grammatik im Englischunterricht [Workshop with Markus Ritter]. RUB Teachers' Day, Bochum.
  • 23.09.2021: Less Grammar and More Chunking? Implementing a Lexico-Grammar Approach through Tasks [Poster session]. 29. DGFF Kongress, Essen.
  • 31.10.2020: Wissenschaft trifft Praxis - Steckbriefing mit Doktorand*innen [Workshop]. RUB Teachers' Day, Bochum.