Andrea Wehrli

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Andrea Wehrli

This is a job-share with Stella Saliari.

My name is Andrea Wehrli and I have had the privilege of engaging as a volunteer in the EAIE Expert Community Language and Culture since 2018. I grew up trilingual and lived for years in the French and German parts of Switzerland and in Brazil. I qualified as a teacher, a linguist and a lawyer and worked in different countries. Since 2006, I have been a Professor of Law at Bern University of Applied Sciences. I also teach German as a foreign language, and I’m active in several international contexts that involve connecting people and facilitating internationalisation. My research focus is on the legal-linguistic challenges of multilingualism through the lenses of inclusion and diversity. Having myself defied the difficulties and derived the pleasures of multilingualism, I truly believe that my extensive knowledge in this field allows me to empower the EAIE Expert Community Language and Culture in a significant way. Languages build bridges – I’m firmly convinced that a differentiated approach to multilingualism, coupled with mutual respect, will help us to achieve sustainable internationalisation of education for a better world. I would be honoured to share my knowledge and serve the EAIE as part of the Language and Culture Steering group. 

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