From 2007 till spring 2012, Bernadette Strobel studied Sociology at the University of Bamberg and the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée in France. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Sociology, esp. Analysis of Social Structures at the University of Bamberg and the MODUS- Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research. Her special interest focuses on language acquisition in migration contexts. Since April 2012 she is working as a research assistant on the project “Immigrants’ first and second language proficiency and social integration”.