Center for empirical Research on Language and Education

The newly founded research centre “Empirical Research on Language and Education (ERLE)”, offers an innovative research environment for interdisciplinary exchange on research in the field of language and education.

ERLE focusses on basic research in the area of language and education in school- and teaching-related contexts with a particular emphasis on the question how students’ learning is affected by language factors. Within this framework, professors, post-docs, and doctoral candidates at the Leuphana University Lueneburg pursue the development and conceptualization of a structured empirical research programme in this research area.


Speakers: Anke Schmitz & Dominik Leiss


  • Prof. Dr. Timo Ehmke
  • Prof. Dr. Poldi Kuhl
  • Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiß
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Neumann


  • Alina Knabbe
  • Lina Wirth

Guest professor

    Associated members

    Prof. Dr. Hendrik Härtig (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
    Dr. Dr. Tim Heemsoth (Universität Hamburg)
    Prof. Dr. Claus Krieger (Universität Hamburg)
    Prof. Dr. Miriam Morek (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
    Prof. Dr. Jan Retelsdorf (Universität Hamburg)
    Prof. Dr. Knut Schwippert (Universität Hamburg)