Wolfgang Hallet

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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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New publications
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Congress of Education 2018: enthusiasm for education
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School shootings: an interview with Silke Braselmann
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The digitalisation of foreign language learning
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School shootings: the precarious fictionality of a discourse
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Autumn Events

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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Congress of Education 2018: enthusiasm for education

This year’s Congress of Education in Muenster entitled “Promoting Talent, Developing Performance, Enhancing Educational Justice” impressed by its size alone. Long before the congress (19th to 22nd September 2018) it was fully booked with over 1,000 registrations, an expression of great enthusiasm in schools and among teachers. The keynotes always took place in the large […]

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School shootings: an interview with Silke Braselmann

Silke Braselmann’s great PhD thesis on school shootings in the United States titled Approaching the Inexplicable. The Fictional Dimension of the School Shooting Discourse has won her the German renowned, very prominent prize of the Koerber Foundation 2018 for PhD theses. Dr. Wolfgang Schaeuble, President of the German Federal Parliament, was this year’s patron of […]

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The digitalisation of foreign language learning

Digitalisation is everywhere. It has become a political and economic buzz word, and it has moved to the top of the education policy agenda, at least rhetorically. Of course, foreign language pedagogy has been dealing with it for some time now. Two observations may lead to the following diagnoses. Hardware Questions On the one hand, […]

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School shootings: the precarious fictionality of a discourse

The current debate about factual and counter-factual assertions and news suggests that there is a distinguishable boundary between fact and fiction. However, things are more complicated than this, despite all the need to adhere to facts and to insist on the value of truthfulness. Societies are always also built on cultural imaginations, which to a […]

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Autumn Events

In autumn, there are two interesting upcoming conferences to which I will contribute talks on two of my major research areas. The first one is the 6th Münster Congress of Education titled Promoting talent, enhancing performance, developing educational justice for all at the International Centre for Talent Research in Münster. September 19-22, 2018. For my […]

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