Professor of English Language Education

I took up my position as Professor of English Language Education in February 2018, having previously worked as Associate Professor at the University of Southampton, UK. I obtained my degrees at the University of Vienna (MA and PhD) and at the University of Edinburgh (MSc).

Research Interests

My research addresses the learning and teaching of English in instructed settings. Within this large area, I have two strong foci: 

  • educational approaches where English is used as a medium of instruction for non-language subjects, with a specific interest in disciplinary language / literacy, looking into:
    • CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) at school
    • English Medium Education at university level
  • teacher cognition and development, addressing
    • English for Specific Purposes
    • The use of video-based resources as an aid to teacher learning
    • Inclusive ELT, specifically with regard to Neurodiversity

    Previously I worked on genre-based ESP instruction and on academic writing, areas I still return to with great interest, and recently I have just started looking into preparing teachers for greater inclusivity in their teaching of neurodiverse learner groups. 

Selected Publications


    Dalton-Puffer, C. & Hüttner, J. (Eds.) (forthc. 2024). Building disciplinary literacies in Content and Language Integrated Learning. [Routledge Series in Language and Content Integrated Teaching & Plurilingual Education.] Routledge. 

    Hüttner, J.; Mehlmauer-Larcher, B.; Reichl, S. & Schiftner, B. (Eds.) (2012). Theory and Practice in EFL Teacher Education: Bridging the Gap. Bristol: Multilingual Matters

    Hüttner, J. (2007) Academic Writing in a Foreign Language: An Extended Genre Analysis of Student Texts. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang.

    Smit, U.; Dollinger, S.; Hüttner, J.; Kaltenböck, G. & Lutzky, U. (Eds.) (2007). Tracing English through Time: Explorations in Language Variation. (Series: Austrian Studies in English) Vienna: Braumüller. 

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

    Dalton-Puffer, C., Hüttner, J., & Llinares Garcia, A. (2022). CLIL in the 21st Century: Retrospective and prospective challenges and opportunities. Journal of Immersion and Content- Based Language Education, 10(2), 182–206.

    Rieder-Bünemann, A., Hüttner, J., & Smit, U. (2022). “Who would have thought that I’d ever know that!”: Subject-specific vocabulary in CLIL student interactions. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 25(9)3184-3198.

    Hüttner, J. (2022)“From her eyes”: on the affordances of video resources in supporting teacher reflection. . Orbis Scholae, 15(3), 7-24. 

    Mayumi, K., & Hüttner, J. (2020). Changing beliefs on English: Study abroad for teacher developmentELT Journal74(3), 268–276.

    Hüttner, J., & Rieder-Bünemann, A. (2020). Growing into academic L2 writing: Perceptions, practices and challenges of student authorsFremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen49(1), 83-98. 10.2357/FLuL-2020-0006

    Rieder-Bünemann, A., Hüttner, J., & Smit, U. (2019). Capturing technical terms in spoken CLIL: a holistic method for identifying subject-specific vocabulary. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education(1), 4-29.

    Baker, W., & Hüttner, J. (2019). “We are not the language police”: Comparing multilingual EMI programmes in Europe and Asia. International Journal of Applied Linguistics29(1), 78-94. 

    Dafouz, E., Hüttner, J., & Smit, U. (2018). New context, new challenges: Oral disciplinary language development in English Medium Instruction (EMI) and its implications for teacher education. TESOL Quarterly 50(3), 540-563.

    Hüttner, J., & Smit, U. (2018). Negotiating political positions: subject-specific oral language use in CLIL classrooms. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 21(3), 287-302.

    Baker, W. & Hüttner, J. (2016). English and more: a multisite study of roles and conceptualisations of language in English medium multilingual universities from Europe to Asia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/01434632.2016.1207183

    Hüttner, J. & Smit, U. (2014) CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning): the bigger picture. A response to: A. Bruton. 2013. CLIL: some of the reasons why … and why not. System 44, 160-167 

    Book chapters

    Hüttner, J. (2023). Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning. In Romanowski, P. & Peréz Cañado, M. (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Multilingual Education. Cambridge University Press.

    Hüttner, J. & Baker, W. (2023). The Different Faces of English-Medium Education: The Potential of ROAD-MAPPING in Comparing Sites. In Dafouz, E. & Smit, U. (Eds) Researching English-Medium higher education: diverse applications and critical evaluations of the ROAD-MAPPING framework. (pp. 36-54). Routledge.

    Hüttner, J., & Smit, U. (2022). Policy, Practice and Agency: Making CLIL work? Insights from Austrian upper secondary technical education. In E. Codó (ed.), Global CLIL: Critical, Ethnographic and Language Policy Perspectives. Routledge.

    Hüttner, J. (2020). Disciplinary Language at School: A Site of Integration in Content-and-Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Functional Plurality of Language in Contextualised Discourse. Hedlandova Kalischova, I. & Nemec, M. (eds.). Brno: Masaryk University Brno, p. 63-76.

    Hüttner, J. (2018). ELF and Content and Language Integrated Learning. In W. Baker, J. Jenkins, & M. Dewey (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (pp. 481-493). Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Funded Research Projects

    • Current Projects:

      Research Literacy of Language Teachers (ReaLiTea)

      Funding: Erasmus+ (2024 - 2027)

      Principal researcher: Univ.-Prof. Carolyn Blume, TU Dortmund (Germany)

      Austrian partner: Univ.-Prof. Julia Hüttner and Julia Pittenauer, MEd

      For more information see: and in German here

      Action CA21114 - COST: CLIL Network for Languages in Education: Towards bi- and multilingual disciplinary literacies (CLILNetLE)

      Chair: Julia Hüttner

      Funder: COST Association (EU)

      For more information see:  

    • Completed Projects:

      ELLeN: English Language Learning & Neurodiversity

      Funding: Erasmus+, DAAD (2020-2022)

      Principal Investigator: Judith Bündgens-Kosten

      Understanding the Internationalisation of Higher Education from the Student Perspective: A Longitudinal Examination of DisciplinaryLiteracies in English-medium education (SHIFT)

      PI: Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

      Funder: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovacion y Universidades (Spain)

      Immersive Business and Engineering English in Virtual Reality (IBEEVR)

      funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+, (2018-2021)

      Principal Investigator: Hande Yalinates

      Local PI: Julia Hüttner

      For more information see:

      Internationalization of Higher Education in bilingual degrees: Analysis of the linguistic, cultural and academic challenges

      Funding: Ministero de Economía y Competitividad, Spain

      Principal Investigator: Emma Dafouz

      For more information, see

      On the implementation of the new CLIL requirements for Austrian HTLs. Question development for quality assessment and case studies on classroom practices” (2015-17),

      Funding: BMBF Austrian Ministry of Education and Women

      Principal Investigator: Ute Smit


      “Without English this is just not possible…”: studies of language policy and practice in International universities from Europe and Asia

      Principal Investigators: Will Baker and Julia Hüttner

      Funding: Adventures in Research, University of Southampton, 2014-15

      “Learning disciplinary language through CLIL” (2013-15)

      Funding: BMUKK Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture

      Principal Investigators: Julia Hüttner and Ute Smit

      “VELTE - Development of classroom video resource material for students of English Language Teaching and language teacher educators” 

      Principal Investigator: Julia Hüttner

      Funding: HEA Higher Education Academy

      For more information, see 

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