Department of Engineering / Profiles / Mr Alexander Bleistein

Department of Engineering

Mr Alexander Bleistein


Alexander Bleistein

DAAD German Language Unit Co-ordinator

Telephone: +44 1223 7 66765



Teaching activity

  • German Lower Intermediate
  • German Middle Intermediate
  • German Upper Intermediate
  • German Advanced
  • German Advanced Plus


Born and raised in Northern Bavaria, I studied German, Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bamberg in order to become a teacher at secondary schools. During my studies, I worked at the Chair of German Linguistics as a student assistant. I also did an internship at the Goethe Institute in London, where I discovered my passion for teaching the German language to non-native speakers. After graduating from university and giving lessons at a language school, I moved to the Netherlands to work as a language assistant at the Goethe Institute in Rotterdam.

I joined CLIC (Language Unit at that time) at the CUED in September 2016, where I now work as a teacher and coordinator of German. Moreover, I hold the post of the DAAD-Lektor at this department. I am therefore representing the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which promotes and supports international academic cooperation by offering funding to students, researchers, and academics. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in studying, doing an internship or attending a language course in Germany.

Department role and responsibilities

  • Coordinator and teacher of German
  • DAAD-Lektor (representative of the German Academic Exchange Service)