News of the EFL Education Section
The post-exam review will take place in the EFL Lab (R12 R04 B81) on March 23, 2020. To gain access to your exam, please register for a time slot on Moodle and do not forget to bring your student ID and a valid ID card.
Guest Lecture, Saarbrücken – CLIL
On February 7, 2020, Dr. Julian Sudhoff was invited to hold a guest lecture and workshop at the LPM Saarbrücken (Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, Saarland). Aiming at CLIL practitioners, his talk revolved around the role and usage of the school language in German CLIL-classrooms.
Tag der Bildungsforschung, UDE - Teaching English in Primary Schools
On February 5, 2020, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden contributed to the Tag der Bildungsforschung at the University of Duisburg-Essen by giving a talk on the TEPS-Project. Central findings of the Teaching English in Primary Schools project were shared and elaborated on.
More information on TEPS here.
Seminar, Münster - New Approaches to Teaching Literature and Culture in the EFL Classroom
From 3rd – 5th of February, 2020, Dr. Luisa Alfes gave a seminar at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität). In her seminar, she dealt with modern approaches to teach literature and culture in the EFL classroom. The idea was to, as far as possible, embrace the cultural diversity of the Anglophone world with concepts of modern language teaching and accordingly combine theoretical backgrounds of EFL education with practical teaching suggestions.
Guest Lecture, Münster - Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT - CEFR
On January 15, 2020, Prof. Dr. Bernd Rüschoff was invited to hold a guest lecture at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität). His talk was part of a lecture series on Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT and focused on the “new” CEFR and its implications for language learning and teaching.
Workshop, Koblenz - Classroom Management
On January 10, 2020, Dr. Luisa Alfes gave a workshop about Classroom Management at the Zentrum für Lehrerbildung at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Teachers, as well as students, participated in her workshop which dealt with key questions such as how to handle disruptive behaviour, how to give instructions and how to respond to students’ needs and keep up their motivation?
On November 25, 2019, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden in collaboration with Dr. Luisa Alfes, Joel Guttke, and Natalie Hofstra contributed a poster presentation at the Netzwerktag Digitalisierung at the University of Duisburg-Essen. They introduced an innovative means of holding a lecture. Their solution includes a flipped classroom design in which students actively take part in lectures through the use of digital tools such as Kahoot. In addition, the corresponding Moodle course allows students to engage in self-directed learning by including educational videos, digital quizzes, and many other possibilities for students to learn at their own pace.
On November 25, 2019, Dr. Katja Heim contributed a poster presentation at the Netzwerktag Digitalisierung at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She introduced an innovative project in which students had the opportunity to develop and implement digital media in the EFL classroom. This project served as a possible solution on how to prepare students for the digital workplace they will face in their future careers.
Guest Lecture, Münster - Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT - CLIL
On November 13, 2019, Dr. Julian Sudhoff was invited to hold a guest lecture at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität). His talk was part of a lecture series on Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT and focused on introducing the CLIL teaching approach. As such, major methodological principles of CLIL were outlined and discussed. On this basis, Dr. Sudhoff closed his talk by drawing attention to the opportunities of intercultural learning in CLIL teaching.
Digitalisierung und das CEFR Companion Volume
On November 8, 2019, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden gave a talk about ‚Digitalisierung und das CEFR Companion Volume‘ at the University of Gießen. The talk was part of a conference on the new Companion Volume (2018) to the CEFR organized by the Educational Linguistics research group. Prof. Wilden had been invited to give a talk alongside other experts discussing various aspects of this new document of European language policy, such as mediation or German as a foreign/second language.