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Dr. Philipp Siepmann

Philipp Siepmann studied English and Geography at the Ruhr-University Bochum. After graduating in 2010 and obtaining the degree of a Master of Education/Erstes Staatsexamen, he began working on his doctoral dissertation titled Inter- und transkulturelles Lernen im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe II: Das Modell der Transnational American Studies, linking current trends in TEFL and American Studies. During this time, he was a tutor in the Horizonte program of the Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung. In 2015, he finished practical teacher training in Duisburg, obtaining the second state exam and has since been working as a full-time teacher for English and Geography (bilingual) at Maria-Wächtler-Gymnasium, Essen, where he was involved in organizing the student exchange with two dutch schools and the European schools program.

His research interests include teaching literature and culture (with a focus on American literatures and cultures), CLIL, competence-oriented teaching and learning, genre didactics, and oral exams. His research is dedicated to an ongoing dialogue between the theory and practice of teaching EFL.

Contact

Englisches Seminar
Johannisstraße 12-20
Room 305
Phone: +49 (0)251-83-25635
Fax: +49 (0)251-83-25637
Mail: philipp.siepmann[at]wwu.de

  • Professional Development

    since February 2019

    Research Assistant (60%)
    English Department | Chair of TEFL | University Münster

    Teacher for English and Geography (CLIL)
    Maria-Wächtler-Gymnasium, Essen (40%)

    since December 2015

    Teacher for English and Geography (CLIL)
    Maria-Wächtler-Gymnasium, Essen

    November 2015 – December 2015 Teacher for English, Geography, History, and Social Sciences
    Gymnasium in den Filder Benden, Moers
    May 2014 –
    October 2015
    Trainee teacher (Studienreferendar)
    Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung, Duisburg | Landfermann Gymnasium, Duisburg
    October 2012 – September 2015 Lecturer
    English Department | University of Bochum
    April 2011 – March 2014 Tutor, Horizonte program of the Hertie foundation
    October 2010 – April 2011 Teacher for English
    Josef-Albers-Gymnasium | Bottrop

  • Publications

    PHD THESIS


    2016 Siepmann, Philipp: Inter- und transkulturelles Lernen im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe II: Das Modell der Transnational Cultural Studies. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2016.

    EDITED VOLUMES


    2014 Matz, Frauke/Rogge, Michael/Siepmann, Philipp (eds.): Transkulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Theorie und Praxis. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2014.

    ARTICLES


    2018 “Why I live a zero waste life. Im monologischen Teil einer mündlichen Prüfung eine Rede halten”. Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht 5/2018, 40-46.
    2017 “#English – Examining Language Use and Communication on Twitter”. Englisch betrifft uns 4/2017, o.S.
    2016

    “The New Face on the $20 Bill? Researching the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman”. Englisch betrifft uns 4/2016. CD-ROM.

    “Transcending the Human Mind? Challenges and risks of artificial intelligence”. Englisch betrifft uns 2/2016, 25-29.

    “Soul Food – History, Culture, Recipes”. Praxis Englisch 3/2016, 15-19.

    2015

    “Natural Hazards, Human Vulnerability – Teaching Hurricane Katrina Through Nonfictional Literature”, in: Dickel, Simon/Kindinger, Lia (Hrsg.): After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina, 131-148.

    “Should Online Privacy be a Human Right? Discussing human rights in the digital age”. Englisch betrifft uns 6/2015, 23-29.

    “More than Hipsters and Coffee. Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of gentrification in Brooklyn, New York”. Englisch betrifft uns 5/2015, 24-29.

    “Getting Ready for an Oral Exam. Presenting and debating global issues”. Englisch betrifft uns 4/2015, CD-ROM.

    „Sharing Is Caring? Teaching Dave Eggers’s dystopian novel in the EFL classroom“. Englisch betrifft uns 3/2015, 12-19.

    “Being a Muslim and a Punk – A Contradiction in Terms? Discussing Michael Muhammad Knight’s novel The Taqwacores and its film adaptation”. Englisch betrifft uns 2/2015, 25-29.

    “How to Analyze a TV Debate”. Englisch betrifft uns 1/2015, CD-ROM.

    “’There is no such thing as a natural disaster’. Hurrikan Katrina in Augenzeugen- berichten”. Praxis Englisch 1/2015, 39-44.

    2014

    “Transnational Cultural Studies im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe II”, in: Matz et al. (eds.): Transkulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Theorie und Praxis. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2014, 167-178.

    [with Frauke Matz and Michael Rogge] “Einleitung“, in: Matz et al. (Hrsg.): Transkulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Theorie und Praxis. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2014, 7-18.

    “Smart Cities Should Be for All. Ein Klausurvorschlag”. Englisch betrifft uns 5/2014, 30-32.

    “’The Magic of Diasporas: How migration contributes to economic growth. A web research and two articles from online newspapers”. Englisch betrifft uns 4/2014, 22-29.

    2013 “’A Hip Hop Haggadah’: The Transnational and Transcultural Space of Jewish Hip- Hop and Transnational Cultural Studies in the EFL Classroom”, in: Nitzsche, Sina A./Grünzweig, Walter (Hrsg.). Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013, 385-404.

    CONFERENCE PAPERS


    2019

    (invited) “Mediation Matters – Sprachmittlung im bilingualen Unterricht”, Workshop, TEFL Day, University Münster, February 12, 2019

    2018

    “Everyone has a story to tell. Fostering learner autonomy through literary portfolios”, IATEFL LASIG 2018: “Reforming the foreign language classroom – empowering students to take ownership”, international conference on learner autonomy in the foreign language classroom, November 23, 2018

    (invited) “Kultursensible Sprachmittlung”. Workshop, TEFL Day, University Münster, February 15, 2018

    2017 (invited) “From Intercultural to Transcultural Communicative Competence – Paradigm Change in Teaching Literature and Culture?”. Lecture series “Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT“, University Münster, June 14, 2017
    2015

    (invited) “Natural Hazards, Human Vulnerability: Teaching Hurricane Katrina in the EFL Classroom”. Lecture series “Issues in Foreign Language Education“, University Bonn, October 26, 2015

    “Transnational Cultural Studies im Englischunterricht: Ein Dialog zwischen American Studies und englischer Kultur- und Literaturdidaktik”. 26th Congress of the German Association for Foreign Language Research (DGFF), PH Ludwigsburg, September 30 – October 3, 2015

    2014 “Natural Hazards, Human Vulnerability: Teaching Hurricane Katrina in the EFL Classroom”. 2014 annual meeting of the German Association for American Studies (DGFA), University Würzburg, June 12-15, 2014
    2013 “Natural Hazards, Human Vulnerability: Teaching Hurricane Katrina in the EFL Classroom”. “After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina”, international conference, University Bochum, December 6-7, 2013
    2012

    (invited) “Interkulturalität versus Transkulturalität – Paradigmenwechsel in der Kulturdidaktik?”. Lecture series of the Institute of Anglophone Studies of the University Duisburg-Essen, October 31, 2012

    “Transnationale und transkulturelle Studien im Englischunterricht”. DGFF conference for junior researchers, University Jena, October 4-5, 2012

    “’A Hip Hop Haggadah’: A Transnational Perspective on Jewish (Orthodox) Hip Hop Music”. Chesapeake American Studies Association (CHASA), international Conference 2012, American University, Washington, D.C., USA, March 10, 2012

    “Der Fremdsprachenlerner als Transcultural Agent: Transkulturelles Lernen im englischsprachigen Projektunterricht”. “Transkulturelles Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Theorie und Praxis“, conference for junior researchers, University Bochum, February 10-11, 2012

    “The Language Learner as a Transcultural Agent: Towards a Transcultural Approach to Teaching English as a Foreign Language”. Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies 2012, University Duisburg-Essen, January 27-28, 2012

    2011 “The Transcultural Speaker as a Model for the Language Learner in the EFL Classroom”. Annual meeting of the German Association for American Studies (DGFA), University Regensburg, June 16-19, 2011

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS


    2013 Fall conference 2013 of the “Ressort Lehrerpromotion” of the Professional School of Education, University Bochum, September 19-20, 2013
    2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) 2012, Concordia University Montréal, Canada, July 8-11, 2012