Guest articles

In regular intervals guest articles will be published on this blog.

Jesse Jacovini

Jesse Jacovini is an academic assistant at Wolfgang Hallet’s chair in the Department of English at Justus Liebig University Giessen. He graduated in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with a prizewinning thesis on “English language teaching to migrants in multilingual classrooms”.

This is his guest article:  Transmigration and English language learning


Verena Fries
Verena Fries studied Social Pedagogy (Diploma) in Koblenz and Teaching English as a Foreign Language and History  at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. After her exam she was a research assistant at Prof. Hallet’s chair. After taking her second teacher exam at a teacher training college she was a appointed at Wilhelm-Leuschner-School in Mainz-Kostheim (a comprehensive school) as a teacher of English, History and Media Education. She is currently a tutor of a 9th grade class.
This is her guest article “I’ve got a story to tell.” Comics as a Competence Task


Alexander Hallet

Alexander Hallet studied German and English for Grammar Schools (Gymnasium) at the University of Trier, Germany. He took his teaching degree in 2013-14 at the Teacher Training Seminar in Saarbruecken. Since February 2015 he is a teacher of English and German at the Integrated Comprehensive School in Morbach. He also mentors the project “Youth debates” there. He is the author of articles on teaching foreign languages and edited a special issue on music for Der fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, a German journal for teaching English as a foreign language.
This is his guest article on musical literacy

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