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Inga Owesen studied at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University in Münster (Germany) where she completed her Bachelor degree in German and English/American studies in 2008. From 2010 to 2011 she worked as language assistant at Woldingham School (Surrey, England) teaching German as a foreign language. She received the Master of Education (for teaching at grammar and comprehensive schools) in 2012 (1st government-recognized exam) and also acquired a Certificate for (Teaching) German as a Foreign Language.

After one and a half years of teaching at a secondary school in Germany she completed her 2nd government-recognized exam in German and English in 2014. As DAAD language assistant she taught German as a foreign language at the Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio/USA) from 2014 to 2015 and following this a summer course for the Goethe Institute before being offered her current position of DAAD-Lecturer at King's College London.

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition/Learning
  • German Literature and Culture (in German as a Foreign Language classes)
  • Gender theory
  • Metamorphosis/transformation in literature

Inga Owesen’s research interest lies in Second Language Acquisition with a particular focus on utilizing literature in a foreign language classroom as well as in the literary motif of transformation with regards to gender.


Inga Owesen teaches core language modules and fulfils the position of language coordinator.