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Global Englishes Language Teaching
A Symposium

Date: May 31st 2023
Location: Johannisstr. 12-20, D-48143 Münster
Organisers: Julia Reckermann & Ricardo Römhild
Registration: Will be open soon.
Conference Language: English

Furhter information will be published soon!

International Listening Comprehension Conference - LiCo
Learning, Teaching and Testing Listening in the Foreign Language Classroom

Date: March 7th & 8th, 2024
Location: Johannisstr. 12-20, D-48143 Münster
Organisers: Julia Reckermann, Jens-Folkert Folkerts & Frauke Matz
Registration: Will be open soon. Please register by December 31st, 2023.

Call for Papers: The CfP will be published on the conference website soon. (Deadline for submissions: May 15th, 2023)

  • 2022

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    Reading Young Adult Literature

    May 20th, 2022

    About this symposium:
    Young Adult literature (YA) is a burgeoning genre in the book world, with committed publishers and dedicated imprints, its own place in bookstores and libraries as well as on #bookstagram, and with its own set of passionate readers and fans. YA literature is a focal point for discussions surrounding bibliodiversity and heterogeneity in and beyond the classroom. To acknowledge these trends in YA, and consider the opportunities for ELT through and with YA, we merged our interests as researchers of English Language Education and Book Studies and coordinating this unique interdisciplinary symposium.

    Keynote Speakers:
    Dr. Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, UCL London
    Dr. Alison Waller, University of Roehampton, London
    Prof. Dr. Werner Delanoy, Universität Klagenfurt


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    Design-Based Research in Foreign Language Education

    June 10th 2022

    About this symposium:
    Design-Based Research (DBR) has already become a fixed branch of research in many areas in recent years. In the context of foreign language education, there are already individual projects based on DBR principles, but there is a lack of a systematic methodological discourse. The symposium organized by the Chair of English Language Education aims to provide an impetus for a DBR network in foreign language research. Through the involvement of a pioneer and proven expert in the field of design-based research (Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney), as well as the various perspectives of stakeholders from practice (Michael Rogge, Janine Bruns) and research (Larena Schäfer, Svenja Haberland, Dr. Philipp Siepmann and Jens-Folkert Folkerts), discussions are initiated that systematically reflect the opportunities and challenges of design-based research in foreign language education. In this way, institutional framework conditions for DBR projects will be determined as well as the foundations for embedding DBR in different phases of teacher education. The main goal of this symposium is to establish a work group that further assesses research standards and a thorough knowledge basis that needed to conduct DBR in foreign language education. Therefore, the workgroup is supposed to coordinate and delineate forms of providing access to the gained results. On the one hand, findings should be presented at (international) conferences and on the other hand a publication which outlines DBR methodology in foreign language education should be prepared.

    Keynote speaker:
    Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney


  • 2021

    Fostering and Assessing Oracy in Foreign Language Education: Perspectives from Practice-Oriented and Design-Based Research

    June 11th 2021

    About this symposium:
    This one-day symposium brought together researchers who follow a practice-oriented and/or design-based approach to researching oracy in foreign language learning. The aim of this symposium was to connect the two fields of oracy and practice-led research in order to create synergies for and find innovative approaches to researching oracy in foreign language education. Educational design research and other forms of field-based and practice-led research can make an important contribution to generating theory on the teaching and learning of foreign languages while simultaneously inspiring innovations in practice. This symposium promoted a broad understanding of oracy that includes traditional approaches of receptive and productive foreign language competences, but also embraced digital communication, language varieties, and the fostering and assessing of oracy in heterogeneous foreign language classrooms.

    Keynote Speakers:
    Prof. Dr. Anne Burns, University of NSW, Australia
    Prof. Dr. Bärbel Diehr, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
    Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney, UT Twente, Netherlands


  • 2020

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    Video Games and Foreign Language Teaching

    February 12th 2020

    About this symposium:
    This symposium dealt with the opportunities and challenges video games bring to the EFL classroom.

    Keynote speaker:
    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Domsch, Universität Greifswald