Marcus Callies is full professor of English Linguistics at the University of Bremen. He studied history and English at the University of Marburg/Germany where he obtained his first teaching certificate for German secondary schools in 2000 and a PhD in English linguistics in 2006. He worked as lecturer and assistant professor at the universities of Feiburg, Mainz and Bremen in Germany. His main research interests are corpus linguistics with a focus on lexico-grammatical variation on innovation in learner varieties of English and World Englishes, foreign language teacher education, conceptual metaphor, and the language of sports. He is directing the teaching and research project „Varieties of English in Foreign Language Teacher Education”.