Susi Sahmland

A teacher of German, Spanish and French, Susi’s interests are in primary languages, bi-lingual learners and coaching.

Staff details

Susi Sahmland


Senior Lecturer


Educational Studies


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Susi Sahmland is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. She leads the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme and the Primary Languages element of the PGCE. She received her MA in Leadership in Education from the Institute of Education in 2013 and her research interests are in Primary Languages and specifically the implementation of the new curriculum since 2014. Susi is a trained coach and has supported colleagues across many departments, building on her experience of teaching German, Spanish and French from KS1 to KS5 in central London school for 22 years, latterly as Head of Faculty.


Senior Lecturer in Education
Programme Leader of SCITT programme
Co-ordinator for Primary Languages

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Macleroy, Vicky; Sahmland, Susi and Hackney, Claire. 2024. How can picturebooks and stories transform the way children learn languages and navigate digital spaces in the primary classroom? In: Grit Bergner and Charlott Falkenhagen, eds. Storytelling in Primary CLIL. Herne, Germany: Gabriele Schafer Verlag. ISBN 9783910594043