About Clare

About Clare

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Clare Maas
English Language & EAP Lecturer

Department of English Studies
Trier University, Germany

cmmaas (at) uni-trier.de

Twitter: @Clare2ELT



I’ve been an EAP lecturer for nearly 15 years, having previously completed an MA in German & Translation and the Trinity College Dip. TESOL. Before moving to Trier University, I taught EFL at German secondary schools, and ESP at several language academies in the UK, France and Germany. I am also an ELT materials writer, writing for my own classes and for publication. I have co-authored student workbooks and coursebooks for German publishers, and write for the English learners’ magazine Spotlight, based in Germany.

Within the field of ELT and EAP, I have a wide range of research and teaching interests, which is why my blog is a ‘compendium’ with posts on a variety of topics, as well as examples of materials I have written.

My professional interests include:

  • Evaluating language teaching methods and materials (including translation in langauge teaching)
  • Writing effective ELT and EAP teaching materials
  • Developing effective feedback techniques for EAP teaching
  • Exploring concepts such as ‘academic vocabuary’, ‘personalisation in ELT’.

My professional memberships include:

  •  International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  •  IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG) [Committee member since 2017)
  •  IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP SIG)
  •  European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)
  •  Trier University English Linguistics Circle (ELC)

I was also a founding member of and regular contributor to the now archived ELT Research Bites.

My published coursebooks/workbooks include:

You can find more information about my academic and research interests on my Research Gate profile.

I’m happy to be contacted about research and materials writing collaborations.


7 thoughts on “About Clare

  1. Hello Clare,
    My colleague and I are in the process of investigating more efficient ways of providing written corrective feedback to low level students, and during our research came across your IATFEL webinar and following paper. We found your concept of LDF really interesting (and it ties very much into our theory), so we included your idea of feedback tables into our study. We thought you might like to know that we will be citing you in our short presentation at the upcoming BALEAP conference in Bristol. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts – we will continue to follow your blog with much interest! Carla

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    1. Thank you so much for getting in touch! Such an honour to be cited in a baleap presentation! My full article on LDF is out now in the print version of ELTJ. I’d be happy to send you a copy, and would be very interested to hear about how you use it with lower-level learners! Please drop me an email: cmmaas@uni-trier.de Clare


  2. Hello Clare
    i really appriciate your eforts in enhancing research in tefl. im in need for email because im a researcher in the field. thank you so much

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  3. Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Many thanks


    1. Not sure if I every replied to this! Sorry if not, but please do go ahead and share the blog link with anyone who might find my posts useful 🙂 I’d love to hear some comments from them, too, as feedback and networking 🙂


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