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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

    • teaching and assessing listening comprehension
    • competence-oriented learning and testing
    • mediation
    • democratic education in the EFL classroom
  • Publications

    ARTICLES


    (forthcoming) "Listening comprehension as an oral competence in the secondary English language classroom: Insights into teachers’ perspectives and classroom practice." (Arbeitstitel) in: Reckermann, Julia/Siepmann, Philipp (Hrsg.): Oracy in Foreign Language Education: Perspectives from Practice-Oriented Research. Heidelberg: Springer.
    (forthcoming) 2022 „Listening Comprehension“ (Abeitstitel), in: Matz, Frauke/Rumlich, Dominik (Hrsg.): Examinations in Foreign Language Teaching: Theory and Practice. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2022.

    TEACHING PRACTICE


     2022 “We’re much more than we were told we are. And New York should allow us all to be who we were meant to be.” Creating a podcast for New York’s first-time voters which informs them about the mayoral race and the candidates. In: Englisch betrifft uns,1/2022.
    2021 “With a greedy ear devour up my discourse”: An analysis of hate, fear, and fascination in Othello from a modern perspective. In: Englisch betrifft uns, 5/2021.

    EXTENDED ABSTRACTS


    2021 Eine empirische Studie zur Neuausrichtung von Hörverstehen in high-stakes exams. In: Angelovska, T., Hargaßner, J., Prikoszovits, M. & Rückl, M. (Hrsg.): Sprachendidaktik: Der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs im Dialog. Extended Abstracts ur 12. ÖGSD Nachwuchstagung. Bd. 6, Salzburg: ÖGSD, 23-27.

     

  • Presentations

    PRESENTATIONS


    (forthcoming)
    09/2022
    Say again – Re-thinking the Teaching of Listening. Second Language Teacher Education: Challenges and New Horizons. Wien.
    (forthcoming)
    09/2022
    (with Philipp Siepmann): Developing oracy — Findings of two design-based research projects that aim to establish new approaches to teaching and assessing oracy. Second Language Teacher Education: Challenges and New Horizons. Wien.

    (forthcoming)
    08/2022

    (with Philipp Siepmann): Design-Based Research (DBR) als 'goldener Weg' zur Theorie-Praxis-Integration? — Zwei Berichte über DBR-Projekte zu mündlichen Prüfungen und Hörverstehen im englischen Fremdsprachenunterricht. ÖDGF-GFD Fachdidaktiktagung "Transfer", Wien.
    01/2022 (invited, Keynote) I can't hear myself think - Rethinking the teaching and assessing of EFL listening comprehension, Current Issues in the Teaching of EFL, Universität Bonn, online.
    07/2021 Listen up! - Eine educational design research Studie zur Neuausrichtung von Hörverstehen in high-stakes exams. Doktorandenkolloquium Fremdsprachendidaktik / Interkulturelle Kommunikation – Blell, G.; Roessler, A.
    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.

    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 Listen up! — Eine empirische Studie zur Neuausrichtung von Hörverstehen in high stakes exams. 12th Congress for young academics, ÖGSD, online.

    WORKSHOPS


    04/2022 Have you heard about this? – Potentiale von Hörverstehensunterricht entdecken, interaktionale und extensive Hörverstehenszugänge erkunden.
    03/2022 Was sind Qualitätskriterien für gelungene Hörverstehens-stunden (Fokus auf interaktionalem & extensivem Hören)?, Workshop im Rahmen der Fachleiter Dienstbesprechung der BZR Düsseldorf.
    03/2022 (invited, Keynote) Lending an ear - Der Komplexität von Hörverstehen mit modernem Fremdsprachenunterricht begegnen, Workshop für die Englisch-Fachkonferenz des Gymnasiums St. Ursula, Brühl, online.
    03/2022 Lending an  ear - Mündlichkeit Fördern mit Hörverstehen, 10 Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen, WWU Münster.
    02/2022 Hörverstehenskompetenz - Theoretische Grundlagen und unterrichtliche Anbahnung, Workshop für die Englisch-Fachkonferenz des Gymnasiums Augustinianum, Greven.
    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.
    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.