Cultures

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Ghana past and present – a conversation with Helen Yitah
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New publications
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School shootings: an interview with Silke Braselmann
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Musical literacy in the foreign language classroom
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“I’ve got a story to tell.” Comics as a Competence Task
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School shootings: the precarious fictionality of a discourse
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Transmigration and English language learning
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The Intercultural Paradigm

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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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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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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Transmigration and English language learning

When we consider the proliferation and influence of English-language media, culture, business and politics we can see that English is a global language. In terms of numbers, Mandarin varieties likely outweigh English users, but the sheer global expanse of English is undeniable. And, increasingly, the global population is migrating. Currently, we are seeing levels of […]

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The Intercultural Paradigm

Why not, for a moment, return to Wolfgang Klafki and ask, as he did, what the most pressing questions are that school education must address in our time, regarding the interest of young people and the future of our society? One does not have to think long to come up with at least a short […]

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