Dietmar Rösler: Bio-bibliographical details
Prof. Dietmar Rösler studied German language and literature and media studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he was later awarded a PhD. He worked as a junior member of staff in the German Departments of University College Dublin and the Freie Universität Berlin and as Reader in the German Department of King's College, University of London. In 1996 he moved to Giessen University where he took the chair of German as a Foreign Language. His main research areas are intercultural learning, teaching grammar, textbook design and the role of the new media in foreign language learning. He has published extensively on these and related topics. Further details can be found on the publications page.
Prof. Rösler has acted as peer-reviewer and as external examiner in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. In 1992 he was awarded a one-year research fellowship by the British Academy, the result of which was the book Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Stuttgart: Metzler 1994).
At Giessen University he is responsible for the area of German as a Foreign Language, coordinating the Master degree courses on German as a Foreign Language and Language Technology and Foreign Language Learning", a programme involving the modern languages departments and computational linguistics. He oversaw the introduction of the European Credit Transfer Scheme in the German Department, was coordinator of European Exchange Programmes, and served a term of office as Dekan and HoD.
He is a principal investigator of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, a member of the board of the Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität (an interdisciplinary research centre for media studies), one of the editors of the series Giessener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik (publisher: Narr, Tübingen) and of the journal Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache as well as a member of the boards of the online journal German as a Foreign Language (London) and the journal Deutsch als Fremdsprache.
Being responsible for an area like German as a Foreign Language has led to his being involved in numerous international activities - evaluations, lectures and staff training seminars - in Europe, North ans South America and Asia.