Language Learning and Communication

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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
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Homeschooling or digital distance learning?
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A jump into the digital deep end – a chance?
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Foreign language didactics against racism

Life under Corona as a complex task

The Corona virus has significantly changed our everyday life. Since 16 March 2020, regular classes as we know them no longer take place. Instead, the new directive was to make learning possible through various online options, which poses new challenges for teachers as well as students and their parents, and in a 5th grade in […]

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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 classroom work 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.). […]

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Homeschooling or digital distance learning?

Right at the beginning of the corona virus-induced shutdown of schools, ‘homeschooling’ has established itself as a term for home learning in Germany in no time at all. However, In the cultural context of open education systems such as the one in USA, homeschooling is a concept in which parents, the family or other caretakers […]

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A jump into the digital deep end – a chance?

“Extraordinary times require extraordinary action”. Just like Christina Lagarde describes the economic difficulties ahead of us, the challenges to cope with the situation in terms of e-learning for German schools in the next weeks and months are similar. It seems unlikely to assume that schools will be running on a regular basis throughout Germany in […]

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Foreign language didactics against racism

In the Federal Republic of Germany, the principal educational goals have always included the values of human dignity, equality and self-determination as layed down in the Constitution. In particular, the ban on discrimination based on origin, religion, gender or political convictions applies. Cultural communication as a general goal This also describes the key objectives of […]

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