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Barbara Schmidt-Unterberger

Dr.phil. Barbara Schmidt-Unterberger
+43 1 31336 4174
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since 2014
Senior Lecturer post doc
Senior Lecturer pre doc
Research and Teaching assistant pre doc
PhD Applied Linguistics
English Language and Literature Studies (Mag.a phil Degree, University of Vienna)
SP Certificate (Teaching English for Specific Purposes)

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Awards and Honors

WU Award for Outstanding Research Achievements


  • 6600 Language and literature science (Details)
  • 6605 English language and literature (Details)
  • 6624 Language instruction research (Details)
  • 6625 Technical language studies (Details)


  • nguage Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)
  • English-medium Instruction (EMI)
  • English-medium programmes (EMPs)
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education
  • Internationalisation policies at national and institutional levels
  • Second Language Acquisition


Research Cooperation
  2007 Stadtschulrat für Wien in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der Universität Wien - Evaluation project manager
Attendance scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2010 Professionalising multilingualism in higher education, Luxembourg, 4. – 6. Februar 2010 - Conference attendance
  2010 Languages in Higher Education Conference 2010: Raising the Standard for Languages 1. & 2. Juli, London - Conference attendance
  2010 2nd ESP/ EAP Conference: ESP/ EAP INNOVATIONS IN TERTIARY SETTINGS: PROPOSALS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS”. Kavala, May 21-23, 2010 - Conference attendance
  2010 2010 CEL/ELC Forum The Multilingual Challenge: the next generation, Brussels, 2-3 December 2010 - Conference attendance
  2009 37. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Salzburg, 5. – 6. Dezember 2009 - Conference attendance


Journal article

2021 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2021. From profiling to pioneering. European Journal of Language Policy. 13 (2), 239-258. (Details)
2018 Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2018. The English-medium paradigm: a conceptualisation of English-medium teaching in higher education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 21 (5), 527-539. open access (Details)
2012 Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. English-medium programmes at Austrian business faculties: A status quo survey on national trends and a case study on programme design and delivery. AILA Review 25 80-100. (Details)
2011 Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2011. English-medium education in economics and business studies: capturing the status quo at Austrian universities. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 161 90-110. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2018 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2018. Creating the international managers of tomorrow, today? Stakeholder perspectives on English-medium business education. In: English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies, Hrsg. Tamah Sherman & Jirí Nekvapil, 310-334. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015 Unterberger, Barbara. 2015. Policies and programme design: English-medium programmes at Europe’s largest business school. ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) 2015: At the Crossroads between Innovation and Practice, Brüssel, Belgien, 02.09-04.09. (Details)
2014 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. English-medium business education: creating the international managers of tomorrow, today. English in business and commerce: Interactions and policies, Prag, Tschechische Republik, 22.03-23.03. (Details)
2013 Unterberger, Barbara. 2013. English-medium programmes at Austrian business faculties: Policies, pedagogy and programme design. “Integrating content and language in higher education” (ICLHE 2013), Maastricht, Niederlande, 10.04.-13.04. (Details)
2012 Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. "English-medium programmes (EMPs) at Austrian business faculties: The status quo on distribution patterns, key characteristics & teaching aspects". INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: POLICY AND LANGUAGE TEACHING Multilingualism in Society, the World of Work, and Politics. New Challenges for Teaching at Institutes of Higher Education/Universities, Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland, 18 – 20 April, 2012. (Details)
  Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. "English-taught degree programmes in business education: programme design, implementation strategies and factors of success". Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education conference 2012, Edinburgh, Großbritannien, 5 - 6 July, 2012. (Details)
2011 Unterberger, Barbara. 2011. English-medium degree programmes at Austrian business faculties. AILA 2011: The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Peking, China, 23. - 28.8.2011. (Details)
  Unterberger, Barbara. 2011. The different varieties of English-medium teaching in higher education. CLIL Research Network Symposium at the AILA 2011: The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Peking, China, 23. - 28.8.2011. (Details)
2010 Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Best Practice Guidelines for CLIL Business Classes at Austrian Universities. CLIL 2010: In Pursuit of Excellence, Eichstätt, Deutschland, 30.9.–2.10.2010. (Details)
  Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Establishing Best Practice Guidelines for CLIL Business Courses at Austrian Universities. International Conference on Languages in Business Education, Brussels, Belgien, 24. – 26. 6. 2010. (Details)
  Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Macro & Micro Perspectives on Tertiary CLIL Business Courses at Austrian Universities. Who needs languages? Micro and macro perspectives into language education policies, Jyväskylä, Finnland, 7. – 10. 6. 2010. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2014 Komori-Glatz, Miya, Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. Top down and bottom up! From policy to practice: Stakeholder perspectives on EMI at Europe's largest business university. ELF7, Athen, Griechenland, 04.09-06.09. (Details)

Lecture notes/article in lecture notes

2015 Copnall, Anthony, Komori-Glatz, Miya, Krieger, Wernfried, Landsmann, Lauren, Ross, Christopher, Unterberger, Barbara. 2015. EBC 1. English Business Communication 1. Management Book Service. Wien: MBS. (Details)

eJournal article

2010 Gefaell, Christine, Unterberger, Barbara. 2010. CLIL programme evaluation: Deriving implementation guidelines from stakeholder perspectives. VIEWS 19 (3): 29-35. http://anglistik.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/dep_anglist/weitere_Uploads/Views/views1903CLILspecial.pdf. (Details)


2014 Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. English-medium degree programmes in Austrian tertiary business studies: Policies and programme design. Dissertation, Universität Wien. (Details)

Diploma thesis

2008 Unterberger, Barbara. 2008. CLIL Prgrammmes in Theory & Practice: Benefits, Objectives and Challenges of CLIL & an Evaluation of 'The Dual Language Programme'. Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien. (Details)


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