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Ricardo Römhild

Research assistant

Ricardo Römhild completed his studies of English, Geography, and Educational Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2015. He then worked as a Fulbright German Teaching Assistant at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA, before starting his in-service teacher training at Studienseminar Koblenz. After finishing the training and thereby gaining the second state exam, he worked as a teacher for German as a Second Language at Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium, Neuwied. He joined the English Language Education team at WWU Münster in October 2018 and has since been working on his PhD. His research interests include cultural learning & global education, education for sustainable development, as well as media & (documentary) film didactics.


Johannisstraße 12-20, Room ES 051
48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-25628

Mail: ricardo.roemhild

  • Research interests

    • cultural learning & global education
    • education for sustainable development
    • media and (documentary) film didactics
    • global variations of English in the EFL classroom

  • CV

    PhD Student (Dissertation project: The Didactical Potential of Eco-Documentaries in the EFL Classroom [working title]; Prof. Dr. F. Matz, WWU Münster; Prof. Dr. Laurenz Volkmann, FSU Jena), Research Assistant, Lecturer at Chair of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Teacher for German as a Second Language, Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Neuwied
    Teacher Trainee for English, Geography, and CLIL; Second State Exam; Studienseminar Koblenz / Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Neuwied
    Fulbright German Teaching Assistant; Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, USA
    Student of English/American Studies, Geography, and Educational Studies; First State Exam [M.Ed.]; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Talks

    "'Immigrants, We Get The Job Done' - Cultural Learning through Hamilton“. 66th Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies: U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture, University Hamburg
    "Documentaries(,) for a Change? - Cultivating Global Citizenship Education through Eco-Documentaries." International Conference Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, LMU Munich

    [Poster with Anika Marxl] "Reading Websites Critically - A Guide towards Global Digital Citizenship." International Conference Educating the Global Citizen - International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age, LMU Munich; winner of conference poster prize
    "Documentaries (,) for a Change? - Der Einsatz von eco-documentaries als Beitrag zur Global Citizenship Education" [Employing eco-documentaries for Fostering Global Citizenship Education]. DGFF Youth Conference, University Gießen
    "How (Not) To Create Empathy - A Critical Look at the Depiction of Environmental Injustice in Before the Flood". Workshop Teaching for Environmental Justice: Environmental Education and the EFL Classroom, University Würzburg, Germany
    "Documentaries(,) for a Change?“. Hotspots in Literary / Cultural Studies, Book Studies and Linguistics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
    "The Didactical Potential of Eco-Documentaries“. International Conference: Cultivating Sustainability – Education and the Environmental Humanities, University of Cologne, Germany
    "Overcoming the Mental Wall - Heritage of German Partition“. Guest Speaker Scholars Program, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, USA
    "Optimal Use of Communicative Approaches in Foreign Language Teaching“. US Department of State Fulbright Mid-Year Conference, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Publications


    - Römhild, R. (2020): "#FridaysForFun. Den eigenen Standpunkt in einem Interview zum Fridays for Future-Streik vertreten.“ In: Englisch 5-10, 49, 20-23.

    - Römhild, R. (2020): "Cue Cards: Good Morning, Good Night.“ In: Englisch 5-10, 49.

    - Römhild, R. (2020): "Just Food: Coping with the Crisis. Exploring Nigeria through a 360° i-Documentary.“ In: Englisch betrifft uns, 2/2020, 21-25.

    - Marxl, A. & Römhild, R. (2020): "'The Deniers‘? - Reading Websites Critically: www.beforetheflood.com.“ In: Englisch betrifft uns, 1/2020, 21-25.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "#fakenews. Information Flow in the Virtual Universe" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 6/2019, 21-25.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "Picking up Rocks'" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 5/2019, 7-12.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "Changing Perspectives. From husband to wife in M. Bail's 'The Drover's Wife'" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 4/2019, 7-12.

    - Ernst, J. & Römhild, R. (2019): "Getting to Know a Human Rights Activist: Rosa Parks. From Adolescence to Adulthood" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 3/2019, 1-6.

    - Römhild, R. (2019): "The $20 Bill Debate. Forming an opinion based on internet research" In: Englisch betrifft uns, 3/2019, 21-25.