Irina Pavlović is a research assistant at the English Language Education department and the Institute of Technology and Education. Previously, she worked on a research project on German and South Slavic multilingualism at the Department of Slavonic Studies in Innsbruck. Moreover, Irina taught German in the USA, in addition to English, German and Croatian in Austrian adult education. She was a research fellow at the Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies at the University of New Orleans. Holding a teaching degree (Mag. phil.) in English and Russian from the University of Innsbruck, she currently pursues a doctorate at the University of Bremen’s English Department. Her primary research interest lies in the field of sociophonetics, pronunciation variation, pronunciation teaching and the impact of the phonetic/phonological error in the context of foreign language education. In addition, she is interested the teaching method of intercomprehension with regard to the language level of phonetics/phonology, and multilingual didactics and pronunciation in the broadest sense, respectively. Besides, Irina Pavlović works on an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research team developing subject-didactic concepts which connect ELT and vocational teacher training.