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Funded Research and Awards

  • 1988  Public Awareness in the Foreign Language Profession. Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
  • 1989  Pro-Lingua Award for Outstanding Contributions to Foreign Language Instruction. Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
  • 1991-1995  Director of research and development project Sprachbrücke, funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut.
  • 1996-1999  Member of the steering committee of the DFG-Graduate Program “Didaktik des Fremdverstehens” (German Research Foudation).
  • 2002  Nominated for the Wolfgang-Mittermeier-Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • 2002 - 2011 Co-director of E-LINGO Didaktik des frühen Fremdsprachenlernens (, funded by the Baden Württemberg Foudation (Landesstiftung Baden Württemberg gGmbH) and the State of Hesse.
  • 2008  Teaching Excellence Award 2008.
  • Since 2010  Teaching English in the Primary School. Funded by the Hesse State Ministry of Education.