Philip Holt, BA MA



Professional interests:

  • Student autonomy
  • Use of authentic materials in language teaching
  • Cohesion and coherence in writing
  • Creating reading comprehension exercises
  • Editing and proofreading

On a personal note ...

What do you like most about your job?

The buzz of working with students and the English Language.


What's the number one piece of advice you wish you had been given as a student?

Not to dismiss the importance of those mundane, run-of-the-mill tasks.


Which English word/phrase/grammar point do you especially like to teach to your students?

Context is all.


What’s your favo(u)rite line from a song or your favo(u)rite saying?

Don’t believe the hype!


When you are not at the department, where do you like to hang out in Vienna?

Exploring – either on foot while listening to some music or on my bike.


What's the scariest thing you've ever done in your life?

Taking internal flights in Sudan on clapped-out old Russian planes.