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Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ute Smit

Ao.Prof. Dr. Ute Smit

Research Interests

  • classroom discourse and ELF (English as a lingua franca)
  • English-medium education in secondary and tertiary settings (CLIL & EMI/ICLHE)
  • language policy (management, beliefs, practices)


  • sociolinguistics
  • World Englishes and ELF
  • discourse analysis (on- and offline)
  • English as classroom language and CLIL
  • ESP and genre analysis

Selected Publications

  • Nikula, Tarja, Emma Dafouz, Pat Moore, Ute Smit (eds.). 2016. Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education. Multilingual Matters.
  • Dafouz, Emma & Ute Smit. 2016. Towards a conceptual framework for English-medium education in multilingual university settings. Applied Linguistics 37/3: 397–415 (doi:10.1093/applin/amu034).
  • Smit, Ute & Emma Dafouz (eds.). 2012. Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education. Gaining Insights into English-Medium Instruction at European Universities. AILA Review 25.
  • Smit, Ute. 2010. English as a Lingua Franca in Higher Education. A Longitudinal Study of Classroom Discourse.  De Gruyter.
  • Hüttner, Julia, Ute Smit & Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher. 2009. ESP teacher education at the interface of theory and practice: introducing a model of mediated corpus-based genre analysis. System 37/1.
  • Verhoef, Marlene & Ute Smit. 2003. Global norms and local requirements for "BSAE"? A pilot study of teachers' assessment and perceptions of learner texts. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 21/3: 153-168.


  • Mag.Phil (= MA), Dr. Phil (= PhD), Habilitation from the University of Vienna (1990, 1995, 2008)
  • associate professor (“ao.Univ.Prof. “) of the Department of English Studies, University of Vienna since 2009 (staff member since 1993)
  • research stays at Waseda University, Tokyo; the University of Southampton, England; the University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • visiting lecturer at Complutense University, Madrid; the University of Stellenbosh, South Africa, the University of Zurich, Switzerland; the University of Graz, Austria.
  • (founding / board) member in international associations such as ICLHE (presently), AILA Research Network on CLIL and Immersion Education (2006-14), Verbal (2001-14)



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