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Renata Emilsson Peskova

Adjunct lecturer, Teacher Education, English Department, University of Iceland

I work as an adjunct lecturer at the School of Education, Faculty of Subject Teacher Education, University of Iceland. I come from the Czech Republic, have a B.A. degree in Andragogy and Personal Management at Charles University in Prague, and an M.A degree from Universität Bayreuth with major in Intercultural Communication / German as a Foreign Language. After teaching English and German in a compulsory school in Reykjavík for seven years, I worked on the PhD project School experience of plurilingual students: A multiple case study from Iceland that explored the interplay of linguistic repertoires and school experience of five students on an elementary school level who attended heritage language classes in community-based heritage language schools. My research interests include plurilingualism and multilingualism, linguistically responsive and plurilingual pedagogies, language policies, heritage learning in informal, non-formal and formal settings, and linguistic identities. My research is complemented by my roles as a co-founder and board member of the Czech School in Iceland and a board member of Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism.


  • –present
    Adjunct lecturer at the Subject Teacher Education, English Department, University of Iceland


  • 2021 
    University of Iceland, PhD