Ms. Áine Ryan

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar - German - Children Studies
Dept. of German
Room 305
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3688


Áine graduated from the University of Limerick with a BA in European Studies and subsequently obtained the Higher Diploma in Education (Second-level teaching) and Master of Arts, German (Research) from the National University of Ireland, Galway.  She was awarded the Doctorate in Education from the University of Sheffield (2015). She holds the RELSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and An Ceard Teastas Gaeilge, Béal agus Scríobh.  Áine was awarded a post-graduate scholarship from the ÖAD to undertake M.A. study on the writings of Ingeborg Bachmann at the Karl Franzen University, Graz, Austria.  Before joining NUI Galway as a University Teacher she held academic teaching posts in University College Dublin, with the Open University in Ireland and with the Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology.  She was also employed as an English language teacher in Germany and at a second-level Waldorf/ Steiner school and at a German High School (Gymnasium) and has worked as a second-level teacher in Ireland.  She has worked with a number of German companies in the private sector which included the posts of translator and training coordinator.

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Education
  • Alternative Pedagogies
  • Freedom of Conscience and Education
  • History of Education
  • Translation Studies 

Teaching Interests

Áine co-ordinates the European Pedagogies course on the Children Studies B.A. Connect programme and also co-ordinates the MA Advanced Language Skills for German.  She teaches on the Children Studies programme, MA German programmes, undergraduate BA German as well as on the undergraduate Law and Commerce courses.
Post-graduate Teaching: MA Advanced Language Skills/MA German/MA Translation

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016 Intercultural Communication SH 554 Post-graduate
2016 Intercultural Communication FR 554 Post-graduate
2016 Intercultural Communication GR 554 Post-graduate
2016 Research Skills, Intercultural Communication, Landeskunde GR 238 2nd Year German Arts
2016 Legal German GR 106 1st Year
2016 German to English Translation GR 334 4th Year German Arts
2016 European Pedagogies - Policies and Practices CSS 2100 2nd Year Children Studies
2016 Research Skills, Intercultural Communication, Landeskunde GR 240 2nd Year German Arts
2016 Translation Methodology and Text GR 571 Post-graduate
2016 Beginners German GR 140 1st Year Commerce
2016 Journalistic Translation GR562 Post-graduate