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Prof. em. Dr. Michael Legutke


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Prof. Dr. Michael Legutke



Department of English Studies

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 B
35394 Giessen
Tel: 0641/99-30330

Short Biography

  • 2011 – present Professor Emeritus
  • 2002  present Language advisory board member of the Goethe Institute, Munich
  • 2012 Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales
  • 2006 2010  Visiting Professor, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 2003 – 2005 Advisory board member of the German Association for Foreign Language Research
  • 2001 2003 Chairman of the German Association for Foreign Language Research (DGFF)
  • 1995  2011 Professor of Applied Linguistics and EFL at the University of Giessen (Full Professor)
  • 1994 Habilitation in Educational Linguistics ("Sprachlehrforschung"), University of Hamburg.
  • 1991  1995 Director of a special program in the Department of Research and Development at the Goethe Institute Munich, focus on in-service teacher education
  • 1986  1991 German Language Consultant to the Pacific North West of the USA
  • 1986 Ph.D. TESOL/TEFL, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 1982  1986 Lecturer ("Pädagogogischer Mitarbeiter") TEFL at the JLU
  • 1976  1982 High school teacher at a comprehensive school near Frankfurt, Germany
Main Research Interests

  • Foreign language learning in elementary education
  • Foreign language teacher education and development
  • Electronic literacy and foreign language teacher education
  • E-learning didactics in early foreign language learning
  • Online foreign language material development
  • Portfolio assessment in elementary-level foreign language classes
  • Computer-mediated communication (CMC) in foreign language teacher education
  • International student interactions in teacher education