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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Worldbuilding: Creating fantastic worlds
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Research Cluster “Excellence in School Education” (LemaS)
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The digitalization of school education
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The German Federal Foreign Languages Contest: Are video tasks difficult?
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Recapturing Pedagogical Thinking
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The Intercultural Paradigm
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A Curricular Way of Thinking
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Schreiben lernen mit dem Hypertext

Research Cluster “Excellence in School Education” (LemaS)

German Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka invited actors and cooperating partners of the national research cluster “Excellence in School Education“ („Leistung macht Schule“, LemaS) to the kick-off event in Berlin on 30th January 2018. The research of LemaS is aimed at identifying and developing often latent excellency of potentially high-achieving students in […]

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The digitalization of school education

‘Digitalization’ is a term and concept that foregrounds the transformation of formerly analogue, physical signs into discrete digital signals and electronic bits whenever content is presented, represented, communicated or ‘shared’ – one of the standard practices of digital communication. Since in the domain of teaching and learning languages, communicating content between interlocutors in given situations […]

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The German Federal Foreign Languages Contest: Are video tasks difficult?

Sometimes even most successful projects have to re-invent themselves. The German Federal Foreign Languages Contest was first established in 1979, with 133 young students participating; meanwhile, there are more than 15.000 contestants every year. Over all these years, those willing to participate in the first round of the contest were presented with a reading assignment […]

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Recapturing Pedagogical Thinking

In didactics there are many terms (concepts!) that are so established and in long-term use that no one asks anymore what they are actually supposed to designate. Characteristics displaying a kind of pedagogical naturalization can be seen in the unreflected use of these terms in every sort of pedagogical context, as well as in scientific […]

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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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A Curricular Way of Thinking

I don’t have anything against curricula. On the contrary, they are important instruments for institutional education, for building structured learning and educational processes and for mutual agreements on educational, competency and knowledge objectives between federal states, educational authorities and schools, as well as in academic circles and between educators in schools. After nearly 15 years, […]

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Schreiben lernen mit dem Hypertext

Das Arbeiten mit vielfältigen Funden textueller, visueller und anderer Natur in digitalen Umgebungen, meist im Internet, bringt die Herausforderung mit sich, aus der Vielzahl der Texte und medialen Artefakte, die ein Hypertext in sich vereinigt, zu einer diffusen Informationslage und zu einer verschwommenen Vorstellung davon führen kann, was der Kern der gefundenen Informationen ist. Es […]

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