Skrandies, Peter

Dr Peter Skrandies  


Position held

Language Co-ordinator (German)


Non LSE positions held

Imperial College London

External Examiner for German Courses


University of Durham

External Examiner for German Language Centre Courses


University of East Anglia

External Examiner


Experience keywords:

German as a foreign language; German for academic purposes; applied linguistics; lexicography; lexicology; sociolinguistics; translation studies

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I am interested in research concerning the teaching of German as a foreign language, German for academic purposes, online language teaching and learning, intercultural rhetoric and pragmatics as well as translation studies. I have worked as an editor in the publication of bilingual German-English dictionaries and maintain an interest in lexicology and lexicography. For my PhD, I looked at the lexical realization of writer-reader interaction in German history monographs and analysed how this "metadiscourse" was rendered in published English translations. I am currently working on the development of an online language course, "German for Academic Reading Purposes" and I am involved in doing research on multilingual London for the LUCIDE network on multilingual citizen communities (

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and Culture; Information Technology

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; Germany


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7041



Skrandies, Peter (2017) Konzeption und Umsetzung einer Lernplattform zur Entwicklung von Lesekompetenzen im Bereich Deutsch als fremde Wissenschaftssprache In: Zhu, Jianhua and Zhao, Jin and Szurawitzki, Michael, (eds.) Akten des XIII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Shanghai 2015 – Germanistik zwischen Tradition und Innovation. Publikationen Der Internationalen Vereinigung Fuer Germanist, 5. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 251-257. ISBN 9783631707623


Skrandies, Peter (2016) Language policies and the politics of urban multilingualism In: Kind, Lid and Carson, Lorna, (eds.) The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change. Multilingual Matters, Bristol, UK, 118-152. ISBN 9781783094769

Skrandies, Peter (2016) Every graduate a linguist: building strategic language capability through IWLP London School of Economics and Political Science, Language Centre, London, UK.


Skrandies, Peter (2015) Im Netz der Wörter: Lernerzentrierte Strategien zur Wortschatzerweiterung mit Hilfe elektronischer Korpora und Wörterbücher In: Krings, Hans P. and Kühn, Bärbel, (eds.) Fremdsprachliche Lernprozesse. Erträge des 4. Bremer Symposiums zum Fremdsprachenlehren und -lernen. AKS-Verlag, Bochum, Germany, 210-223. ISBN 9783925453625

Mehmedbegović, Dina and Skrandies, Peter and Byrne, Nick and Harding-Esch, Philip (2015) Multilingualism in London: LUCIDE city report LSE Language Centre, London, UK. ISBN 9781909890169


Skrandies, Peter Johannes (2012) Linguistic diversity and European democracy Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 20 (4). 545-547. ISSN 1478-2804

Skrandies, Peter (2012) Book review: Boéri, Julie and Maier, Carol (ed.) (2010). Compromiso Social y Traducción/Interpretación Translation/Interpreting and Social Activism Jostrans: the Journal of Specialised Translation, 18. 230-232. ISSN 1740-357X


Skrandies, Peter (2011) Everyday academic language in German historiography German as a Foreign Language (1). 99-123. ISSN 1470-9570


Skrandies, Peter (2010) Writer-reader interaction and the use of everyday academic language in German history writing and English translation. In: Annual Meeting of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland, 29-31 March 2010, University of Reading, UK


Skrandies, Peter (2004) Metadiscourse in German historiography and English translation. In: Translation Research Summer School, 2 July 2004, Edinburgh, UK


Skrandies, Peter, ed (2002) English-G-2000-Wörterbuch: das Wörterbuch zum Lehrwerk: Englisch-Deutsch, Deutsch-Englisch Langenscheidt, Berlin and Munich, Germany. ISBN 9783468490514

Skrandies, Peter (2002) The 1998 Human Rights Act and constitutional change in the United Kingdom The Centre for British Studies working papers, The Centre for British Studies.


Skrandies, Peter (2000) Teaching languages and the internet In: Köksal, Dinçay and Mezuláník, Jiří and Polouček, Stanislav, (eds.) Challenges for Business Administrators in the New Millennium. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Gökçeada - Çanakkale, Turkey, 702-708. ISBN 9758100084

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