Königs, Frank G. was born on March 21, 1955 in Bochum, Germany. Son of Paul and Johanna (Jegottka) Königs.
Master of Arts, University Bochum, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bochum, 1983.
Graduate assistant University Bochum, 1979-1981, research assistant, 1981-1983, assistant professor, 1983-1990, associate professor, 1990-1995, professor applied & educational linguistics, since 1995. Director Herder Institute-Leipzig (Germany) University, 1996-1998—, head Information Center for Research in Foreign Languages, Marburg University, Germany, since 1998. Director Foreign Language Center, since 2000.
Author: Translation in Theory and Practice, 1979, Norms in the Foreign Language Classroom, 1983, (with K. Kleppin) In Search of Oral Correction: Analyses to Oral Corrections by Teachers of Foreign Languages, 1991, 2nd edition, 1997, (with A. Bahr, K.-R. Bausch, B. Helbig, K. Kleppin, W. Tönshoff) The Third Foreign Language Classroom in Focus: Results of an Empirical Projects, 1996. Editor and co-editor 20 books.
Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.
Married Hanna Hellerman, March 31, 1978. Children: Lisa Johanna, Simon Frederick.