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Professional Profile

Academic positions

 

2005 - 2008 Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture. As Dean of Studies responsible for the new B.A. and M.A. degree courses and the modularisation of the degree courses leading to the first state exam for teachers.

since 2008 Member of the “Committee for Quality Assurance in Teaching” (QSL) in the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

since 2009 Member of the “Committee for Quality Assurance in Teaching” (QSL) in the University of Giessen

since 2008 Vice chairperson of the „Commision for Postgraduate and Postdoctarate Degrees in the Humanities“ (Gemeinsame Kommission Geisteswissenschaften)

since 2008 Member of the research group “Empirical Research in Teaching and Education” of the Justus-Liebig University Gießen (EUBI)

since 2008 Member of the Board for Teacher Education

since 2009 Member of the faculty

since 2009 Chairperson of the Board of Teacher Education

since 2009 Member of the Senate (Erweiterter Senat)

 

Externally funded research projects


1994-1995 Grant by the State of Hesse (HSP II) and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt

2000-2001 Research Grant by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for a qualitative empirical project in the TEFL context

2003 - 2006 Research advisor of an empirical project on the teaching of English and other languages in the transitional phase between primary and secondary schools „Sprachenlehren und -lernen als Kontinuum“ (financed by the BMBF and the Ministeries of Culture and Education of eight federal states in Germany)

2007 Research grant by the Centre for Teacher Education at Justus-Liebig University for an empirical research study on the modelling of literary competence in the TEFL context (Dissertation Steininger)

2009 Empirical project on quality assurance and syllabus planning for the transitional phase between BA and MA degree courses in two humanistic and natural science faculties (FB 05, Fb 08); with Dr. B. Lürssen; (financed by the state of Hesse and Justus-Liebig University Giessen)

 Membership and functions in professional organisations


since 2005 Member of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung, DGFF)

since 2006 Member of the executive board of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF)

since 2004 Member of an annual conference on research in FLT „Frühjahrskonferenz zur Erforschung des Fremdsprachenunterrichts“

since 2005 Chair in the permanent team of organisers of the “Frühjahrskonferenz zur Erforschung des Fremdsprachenunterrichts“

Organisation of Congresses (selection)


since 2005 Organisation of the annual conference on Research in FLT „Frühjahrskonferenz zur Erforschung des Fremdsprachenunterrichts“, with Prof. em. Dr. K.-R. Bausch (Bochum), Prof. Dr. F. G. Königs (Marburg) und Prof. Dr. H.-J. Krumm (Wien)

2006 Final conference of the empirical research project on the teaching of English and other languages in the transitional phase between primary and secondary schools „Sprachenlehren und -lernen als Kontinuum“ (financed by the BMBF und the Ministeries of Culture and Education of eight federal states in Germany) in Frankfurt, 30th September 2006.

2007 Organisation of the 22nd Congress of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) in Giessen; together with Prof. Dr. W. Hallet, Prof. Dr. M. K. Legutke, Prof. Dr. F.-J. Meißner and Prof. Dr. J. Mukherjee (Giessen)

since 2008 Organisation of the semi-annual Alumni Conferences of TEFL students at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen

Work for professional journals; editorship of journals etc.


2003 - 2004 Member of board of advisors of the periodical ZFF (Zeitschrift für Fremdsprachenforschung)

since 2004 Member of board of editiors of the series Arbeitspapiere der Frühjahrskonferenz zur Erforschung des Fremdsprachenunterrichts; with Prof. em. Dr. K.-R. Bausch, Prof. Dr. F. G. Königs and Prof. Dr. H.-J. Krumm; Tübingen:Narr     

since 2004 Member of board of editors of the periodical ZFF - Zeitschrift für Fremdsprachenforschung

since 2009 Chair of board of editors of ZFF

since 2005 Member of board of advisors of the periodical FLuL - Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen

since 2009 Member of board of editors of the book series „Giessener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik“

Guest lectures, congresses (selection)


since 2002 seminars and teacher training courses for teacher training institutions (HILF, HeLP) and local teacher education authorities

since 2004  several guest lectures at various German universities (LMU Munich, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, University Göttingen, University Halle,     Technical University Darmstadt).  

2001 Organisation and chair of the strand “The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages“ at the Congress of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) 2001 in Dresden; with Dr. Dr. G. von der Handt (DIE) und Prof. Dr. J. Quetz (Frankfurt/M.)

2001 “Teaching teachers Teacher Talk – Tasks in the EFL-Classroom“, lecture at the FMF Congress in Giessen.

2003 Organisation and chair of the strand “Teaching Languages in the Primary School and the Transition to Secondary Schools” at the Congress of the     German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) 2003 in Frankfurt/M.; with Prof. Dr. G. Schmid-Schönbein (Koblenz).

2005 Organisation and chair of the strand “Teaching Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom” at the Congress of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) 2005 in Frankfurt/M.; with Prof. Dr. Adelheid     Schumann (Siegen).

2006 Organisation and chair of the strand „Intercultural learning“ at the DESI Conference in FFM; with Dr. Hesse (DIPF).

2007 Organisation and chair of the strand “New Ways of Evaluation in the TEFL Classroom: Concepts and Methods” at the Congress of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) 2007 in Giessen ; with Prof. Dr. M. Legutke (Giessen) and Dr. K. Nandorf (Frankfurt/M.).

2008 Organisation and chair of the strand „Bildung in Foreign Language Teaching“ at the AILA-World Congress in Essen: with Prof. Dr. F. Klippel (Munich).

2009 Organisation and chair of the strand „Transgressing frontiers with Literature“ at the Congress of the German Society for Foreign Language Research (DGFF) 2009 in Leipzig.

2010 Plenary at the International in Hildesheim: "Approaching Literary and Language Competence: Picturebooks and Graphic Novels in the EFL Classroom“. 

Tutoring of doctoral dissertations etc.

 

Darja Brotzmann: „Politische Kurzfilme im Englischunterricht mit Erwachsenen: Eine qualitativ-empirische Studie“ (Arbeitstitel; Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Leonhard Krombach: „Schriftliche Sprachmittlung im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe II: Eine qualitativ-empirische Studie(Arbeitstitel; Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Frances Ann Kimes-Link: „Fremdsprachlicher Literaturunterricht in der gymnasialen Oberstufe: Eine qualitativ-empirische Studie“ (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Ivo Steininger: „Modellierung literarischer Kompetenzen im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe I: Eine empirische Studie“ (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Anne Schröter: “ ‚Correct me if I’m wrong’- Aussprachetraining mit Englischlernenden in der frühen Sekundarstufe I“ (Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen, University of Sheffield)

since 2008: Alumni-Network of TEFL students at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen conferences, workshops, tutoring of work-in-progress, recruiting of teachers for empirical studies and mentoring jobs during practicals