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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Talent development and lesson development with complex tasks
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Lessons from the past – lessons for the future
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Lesson development and school development
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New publications on teacher education (2020 and 2021)
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New publications in literary studies (2020 and 2021)
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New publications on cultural learning (2020)
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New publications on digitization (2020)
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Science – Practice – Research

Talent development and lesson development with complex tasks

Since the national research network “Leistung macht Schule” (“Excellence in School Education”) started its work in 2018, we have been working with teams of English teachers (English as a Foreign Language, EFL) at 18 schools in the English subproject. With them, we are testing whether and in what way complex tasks can serve to identify, […]

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Lesson development and school development

It is a very encouraging experience in the research network “Leistung macht Schule” (Excellence in School Education) that many schools in the English as a Foreign Language project and in other subprojects are not confined to the comparatively narrow framework of individual research and development projects. Rather, they simultaneously intend to develop their whole school […]

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New publications on teacher education (2020 and 2021)

Literary Studies in Teacher Education Since the beginning of the 2000s, foreign language didactics in all school foreign languages have established themselves as a discipline at virtually all universities – more or less. At the same time, they have also become more diversified, so that quite a few universities have established both a professorship in […]

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New publications in literary studies (2020 and 2021)

Methods of the Analysis of Literary Texts In 2010, Vera and Ansgar Nuenning published the commendable volume on “Methods of Textual Analysis in Literary and Cultural Studies,” as it was titled, with Metzler Publishers. This volume responded to the surprising but quite accurate finding that in literary studies the explicit naming and reflection of methodological […]

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New publications on cultural learning (2020)

More recently, cultural learning in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom has been characterized by pluralization and diversification. This development is overdue, because for a long time, mainly under the heading of intercultural learning, it was oriented to a quite traditional kind of Landeskunde content with a nation-based concept of culture and quite […]

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