Elena Appl is a Research Assistant in the Assessment Research Group. Her main responsibility includes providing a range of research support to the ARG for projects and ongoing operational activities.

Before joining the research group in March 2021, Elena worked in a variety of education- and language-related fields in Germany and the UK, including higher education mobility, EFL teaching and translation. Her academic background lies in sociolinguistics, bilingualism and language education.

Areas of interest

  • The relationship between language assessment and language and education policy
  • Language assessment for migration and integration
  • Sociolinguistics and language education
  • EFL/ESL learning
  • (More to be discovered)


  • MSc in Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 2019
  • BA in English Studies and Linguistics, University of Bayreuth (Germany), 2018