Angela Leahy


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Dr. Angela Leahy is a full-time lecturer in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.
She lectures on various different under-graduate programmes and also at post-graduate level and her teaching interests include German Language, the Year Abroad and Language in Education. Dr. Leahy is currently supervising doctoral research projects in Language Teaching and Learning. Other teaching and  research interests include: Textual Analysis, Textbook Analysis and Language Awareness.


Year Publication
2007 Pearson-Evans, Aileen and Leahy, Angela (eds) (2007) Intercultural Spaces: Language, Culture and Identity. : Peter Lang.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2019 Gallagher, F. and Leahy, A. (2019) 'From drowned Drumlins to pyramid-shaped Peaks: analysing the linguistic Landscape of Geography to support English Language Learning in the mainstream Classroom'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 (4):435-450. Link
2014 Gallagher F. and Leahy A. (2014) 'The feel good factor: Comparing immersion by design and immersion by default models'. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 27 (1):58-71.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2016 Dr Angela Leahy, Dr Heinz Lechleiter, Dr Áine McGillicuddy, Ms Verena Wulf (Organisers) (2016) Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) Conference theme: Demut - MUT - Hochmut Dublin City University, 18/11/2016-19/11/2016.
2015 Dr. Angela Leahy, Dr. Heinz Lechleiter (2015) Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) Making the most of the Unexpected in the Language Classroom: a Pop-Up Grammar approach Galway, Ireland, 13/11/2015-14/11/2015.
2011 Leahy, Angela, Gallagher, Fiona (2011) Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation Conference When is the teacher not a linguist? Language in the non-language classroom” St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, 30/06/2011-02/07/2011.
2010 Leahy, Angela, Gallagher, Fiona and Simon, Annette (2010) New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe (LINEE) Multi-lingual Learning: Voices and Choices Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11/04/2010-15/04/2010.
2009 Leahy, Angela, Gallagher, Fiona and Simon, Annette (2009) Multilingualism, Regional and Minority Languages: Paradigms for 'Languages of the Wider World' It's kinda easy: Children's Perspectives on Immersion Education - Gaelscoileanna and Multicultural Classrooms London, England, 16/04/2009-17/04/2009.
2009 Leahy, Angela, Gallagher, Fiona and Simon, Annette (2009) Language Learning - Language Teaching: Prospects for Teacher Education across Europe We'd always win Charades hands down: Teachers' perspectives on immersion education Vechta, Germany, 03/12/2009-05/12/2009.
2008 Leahy, Angela and Simon, Annette (2008) 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities A Tale of Five Learners in Multicultual Ireland Essen, Germany, 24/08/2008-29/08/2008.
2007 Leahy, Angela and Maillot, Agnès (2007) Ireland:Going East (Congrès annual de la Société Française d'Études Irlandaises) The Integration of the Polish Community in Ireland: Myth and Realities Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, 16/03/2007-17/03/2007.
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Research Interests

My research interests include: Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Language in Education, Language Awareness, the Year Abroad, Textbook Analysis

Teaching Interests

German as a Foreign Language
Language in Education
Language Awareness
The Year Abroad