The Language Learning Log

We are currently experiencing a period of cultural and societal change in which foreign languages are more important than ever.
This language learning log observes and comments on everything that is relevant for foreign language learning.

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CLIL – an all-rounder? In two languages!
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Photos in the Foreign Language Classroom
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What is plurilingual education?
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Ghana past and present – a conversation with Helen Yitah
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Multilingualism, migration society and changes in our schools
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The New London Group Revisited
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New publications
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Stop Motion Films: “A new world”

CLIL – an all-rounder? In two languages!

The success of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is reflected both in the growing demand for bilingual education and in the results of empirical studies. Bilingual learners achieve a significantly higher level of foreign language competence while, at the same time, they acquire subject-specific concepts. In addition, they are provided with excellent opportunities for […]

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Photos in the Foreign Language Classroom

For quite a while it has been generally acknowledged in foreign language pedagogy that the vast majority of communicative acts is no longer solely verbal; rather, most of our communication and most cultural discourses are characterized by multimodality, using a broad range of semiotic modes, and visual languages in particular. In his book on multimodality […]

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What is plurilingual education?

In former times the ideal of language learning was the imitation of the native speaker. However, today’s learners are exposed to a multitude of languages in their own natural social and cultural environment. English has become an almost natural part of everyday communicative life. Not least on the Internet, and for young people in particular, […]

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Ghana past and present – a conversation with Helen Yitah

When it comes to multilingualism, it is not a West African country like Ghana that comes to mind easily. This is no coincidence: Anglophone Africa is not really a focus of English studies and certainly not of English language pedagogy. While postcolonial literary and cultural studies have dealt intensively with the great representatives of Anglophone […]

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The New London Group Revisited

At the dawn of the third millennium, a collective of educational scholars called ‘The New London Group’ published the manifesto “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies” laying the foundation for a new approach to language teaching: instead of teaching a single literacy of reading and writing, they argued for teaching multiple literacies to enable their students to […]

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Stop Motion Films: “A new world”

I happened to have the opportunity to do an Erasmus-Plus Internship in a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) school in Valencia as a teacher assistant. During my internship, my school was taking part in an Erasmus_Plus co-funded project called VITAL: Approaches to Using Visuals in Teaching and Learning (link see below). The idea of […]

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