Dr Miriam Neigert

Lecturer in German Studies , German - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Miriam Neigert

Phone: +61 61267732712

Email: mneigert@une.edu.au


Miriam completed her PhD thesis under a Cotutelle Joint PhD agreement at Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen and Macquarie University Sydney in 2018. She is a passionate language teacher of English and German, with more than ten years of teaching experience in a variety of adult and higher education contexts in both Germany and Australia. During her studies at Justus-Liebig Universität, she was part of an e-learning team creating digital language learning material in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. Miriam’s research interests include motivation and the language learner self, age and language learning, using digital media in the foreign language classroom, and assessment for language learning.


Doctor of Philosophy (Cotutelle: Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen and Macquarie University Sydney)

MA in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning for the languages English and German (Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen)

Teaching Areas

German language and culture (intermediate and advanced at UNE and at UON)

Research Interests

Age and language learning

Motivation and language learner psychology

Mixed methods in second language research

Language learning online Assessment in language learning


Unpublished Dissertation

New Perspectives on Older Language Learners. A Mixed Methods Study on the Temporal Self of Young-Old EFL Learners in Germany. Unpublished PhD doctoral thesis, Justus Liebig Universität, Gießen & Macquarie University, Sydney, 2017.

Book Chapters

‘”Kopfkino.” Tracing a Doctoral Student’s Mental Cinema.’, Autoethnographische Beiträge zur Professionalisierung in der Fremdsprachenforschung, edited by Maike Berger and Constanze Dreßler, Narr/Francke/Attempto,Tübingen 2017, 49-56.

Conference Papers and Presentations

‘My Mixed Methods Project Revisited. Getting to the Final Stage of Data Merging’ International Graduate Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2016.

‘Caught between the Textbook and Teacher Autonomy? A Study on the Usage of a Language Textbook in German Language Classes.’ Languages & Cultures Network for Australian Universities Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2015.

‘Finding the Right Mix. Using Mixed Methods to Investigate Language Learner Self-Concept of the Young-Old.’ International Graduate Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2015.

‘Back to School? Studying Language Learner Self-Concept of the Young-Old.’ International Conference “Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning”, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, 2014.


Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)