Elena Appl, Research Assistant

As Research Assistant, Elena provides a range of research and project management support to ARG activities. This includes managing the ARG's assessment research grants portfolio and overseeing ongoing operational activities. 

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

Areas of interest

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Language assessment and language and education policy
  • Multilingual language assessment
  • Sociolinguistics and language education


  • MSc, Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 2019
  • BA, English Studies and Linguistics, University of Bayreuth, 2018