DR. NINA-MARIA FRONHOFER
I am a consultant and language scientist who is very passionate about diversity! As a researcher, consultant & as a working mum living abroad, I have not only worked on diversity-related topics, but I experience "being different" every day!
My professional journey started in Germany, where I obtained my teaching degree for English & French, and where I did my PhD in English Applied Linguistics. During my PhD, I stopped over in Switzerland and the UK. I finally arrived in France in 2017, where I continued my career as post-doctoral researcher and diversity consultant.
In 2022, I founded my own consulting firm that aims to bring together diversity researchers and business experts in order to provide evidence-based consulting services & training sessions for all !
MY CAREER PATH
Founding of Fronhofer Consulting
CNRS Post-doctoral Researcher at Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Montpellier, France
Qualification aux Fonctions de Maître de Conférence, CNU 7 & CNU 11
Foreign Language Teacher at Lycée Jean-Monnet, Montpellier, France
Research Assistant at the University of Augsburg, Germany
Associate Researcher at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Teaching Assistant at the University of Würzburg, Germany
Foreign Language Teacher (English & French), Siebold Gymnasium, Würzburg, Germany
PEDAGOGY & METHODOLOGY
I am not only a diversity consultant and language scientist, but have long-standing experience in teaching diverse groups. I am adapting my teaching methodology in function of the composition of the group, their individual previous learning experiences and self-set goals. I also strongly believe in the importance of learner autonomy which I encourage by alternating teacher-centred with learner-centred learning phases. My pedagogy is activity-oriented and relates theoretical knowledge to real-world practice.