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Jens Folkerts

Research Assistant, Lecturer

Jens Folkerts studied English and German at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After graduating in 2014 obtaining the degrees of Magister Artium and Erstes Staatsexamen, he began his practical teacher training at the Landfermann Gymnasium in Duisburg. After obtaining the second state exam in 2015, he has been working as a full-time teacher for English and German at Heinrich Böll Gesamtschule, Oberhausen, where he was involved in several projects (e.g. Jugend debattiert, Vielfalt fördern, etc.) and was responsible for the practical teacher training (Ausbildungsbeauftrager). He joined the WWU ELE team in February 2021 and is currently working on his PhD thesis which focuses on listening comprehension, especially with regards to developing new test designs for high stakes exams. His research is also interested in competence-oriented learning and testing, mediation, and the integration of democratic education in the EFL classroom.

Contact

Englisches Seminar
Johannisstr. 12-20
D-48143 Münster

Room: ES 304
Phone: +49 (251) 83 - 24651
Email: Jens Folkerts

  • Reserach interests

    • competence-oriented learning and testing
    • mediation
    • democratic education in the EFL classroom
  • Presentations & Workshops

    05/2021 (Invited, Keynote) with Prof. Dr. Frauke Matz: Hear the last of… — Neuere Hörverstehensformate Micro-Listening und Dictogloss. Workshop for moderators of the competence teams in the governmental district Münster, online.
    05/2021 Listen up! — Eine empirische Studie zur Neuausrichtung von Hörverstehen in high stakes exams. 12th Congress for young academics, ÖGSD, online.
    05/2021 [Poster] Entwicklung einer kritischen Hörverstehenskompetenz als eine Zielkompetenz höherer schulischer Abschlüsse. 12th Congress for young academics, ÖGSD, online.
    03/2021 (invited, Keynote) with Prof. Dr. Frauke Matz & Julia Reckermann: Keep your ears to the ground – Hörverstehen im Englischunterricht. Qualification event for moderators of the competence teams in the governmental district Münster, online.
    03/2021 (invited) with Prof. Dr. Frauke Matz & Julia Reckermann: Keep your ears to the ground – Hörverstehen in der Sekundarstufe I & II. Workshops within the context of the qualification event for moderators of the competence teams in the governmental district Münster.
    03/2021 with Prof. Dr. Frauke Matz & Julia Reckermann: All Eears – Hörverstehen im Abitur. 9. Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen, WWU Münster.