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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Homeschooling or digital distance learning?
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Plan D for digitization
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Corona Poetry
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Life under Corona as a complex task
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Digital distance learning with complex tasks
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Learning in the cloud
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Flipped-classroom grammar
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Padlets as digital classroom scenarios

Plan D for digitization

The findings in studies on distance learning in Germany during the Covid19 lockdown period that are available so far are rather shocking: learning has often been unstructured, inefficient and in no way comparable to what is expected from orderly teaching processes in classrooms. Admittedly, empirical studies like the most recent one by the ifo Institute […]

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Corona Poetry

The organisation of classes and lessons amid the limited reopening of German schools between May and July 2020 posed quite a challenge. As students had considerably fewer lessons than usual, I took the opportunity to do an extracurricular mini Corona Poetry Project, together with seven particularly motivated grade 6 students (12 years old, at August Bebel […]

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Digital distance learning with complex tasks

Learning at a distance requires a way of learning that does not rely on permanent pedagogical control, small-step instruction and control and constant reassurance. Instead, students must learn to organise their work and learning processes with a high degree of independence, activating all the abilities and competences available to them Distance learning with tasks However, […]

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Flipped-classroom grammar

Teaching grammar in the modern classroom should always be adapted to the target group, structured, communicative and organised in a sequence of learning stages (see Ziegésar&Ziegésar, 1992, and Hass 2019). Grammar-oriented teaching scenarios allow for an acquisition-oriented language learning process, including foreign language skills. The target-oriented structure of learning stages is modeled upon native language […]

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Padlets as digital classroom scenarios

Padlet scenarios are becoming increasingly popular in the digital English classroom. Padlets are digital bulletin boards that offer a variety of options for collaborative classroomwork as well as for file management. Padlet systems can be used to arrange images, texts, hyperlinks, videos, voice recordings or animations in various formats (pinboard, concept map, timeline etc.). Access […]

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