Katja Heim is a Senior Lecturer (Akademische Rätin) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. In 2007, she received her PhD in the field of EFL Methodology, the focus being on promoting Learner Autonomy in Primary English Teaching. Learner Autonomy is still at the core of her research interests, often in combination with the use of Digital Media in English lessons, Action Research in Teacher Education and Inclusive Practices. Katja has co-hosted two local LASIG events at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the first one in 2010 with a focus on Involving Language Learners – Success Stories and Constraints. The second local event, in November 2018, was the first event of an ongoing initiative on Reforming the Foreign Language Classroom – Empowering Students to Take Ownership. In the LASIG committee, Katja is one of the two Local Events Organizers, i.e. it is her role to support those who host local events.