Peter Konerding

 Peter Konerding
  • Arabic Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Teaching Arabic as a foreign and heritage language (TAFL/TAHL); Modern and contemporary Arabic literature; Language practices in the Maghreb

since 2021


University of Münster, Germany

University of Münster
Centre for Islamic Theology Münster
Hammer Str. 95
48153 Münster

+49 951 863 2187
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About me

As a coordinator of the Centre for the Arabic Language and lecturer (Arabic) at the Centre for Islamic Theology at University of Münster, I currently focus on the study of literature and culture in the TAFL classroom and TAFL and TAHL (Teaching Arabic as a Heritage Language) in the German school system. Additionally, I have a special interest in the Maghreb region and its cultural history.

Close connections with scholars in the fields of education, language pedagogy, and literary studies from across the Arab world are a great asset for my research areas.

AGYA is unique in that it offers both an interdisciplinary framework and an Arab-German cooperation strategy that provide the necessary environment and resources for forming and strengthening close research connections.

Academic career
2022 - todayCoordinator of the Centre for the Arabic Language and lecturer (Arabic) at the Centre for Islamic Theology (University of Münster)
2015 - 2022French and Spanish Language and Literature, 1st State Examination (Staatsexmanen) for upper secondary education at University of Bamberg
2014 - 2022Lecturer for Arabic Studies at University of Bamberg, Germany
2017 - 2021Elected president and founding member of the Fachverband Arabisch e.V. (German Association of Arabic Teachers)
2020Rotary Club Bamberg-Schloß Geyerswörth Doctoral Award
2019 - 2020Lecturer for Arabic at University of Bamberg, Germany
2019Dr. phil. in Arabic Literature, University of Bamberg, Germany
2017 - 2019Arabic Teacher (High School Level) in Northern Bavaria, Collaboration between University of Bamberg and the Bavarian Ministry of Education
2016Project Coordinator “Arabisch als Fremdsprache im algerischen Kontext – اللغة العربية للناطقين بغيرها في السياق الجزائري” [Arabic as a Foreign Language in the Algerian Context]
2015Project Coordinator “Deutsch in Bamberg – العربية في وهران” [German in Bamberg – Arabic in Oran] at University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
2013Visiting Scholar at University of Oran (Algeria, DAAD Grant), teaching assignments (Arabic studies) at University of Bamberg, Acceptance at University of Bamberg’s Graduate School of Near and Middle Eastern Studies (BaGOS), Germany
2010 - 2012Teaching Assistant for German at Académie de Paris, France
2008 - 2012MA Arabic Studies, Insitut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France
My Commitment to AGYA
Member in Charge of the Working Group 'Arab and German Education'

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
The Sociolinguistics of Globalization by Jan Blommaert

Favourite novel:
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The scientist from my country you should know:
I admire all those intellectuals and scientists who had the courage to oppose the national socialist regime in Germany.