World Englishes in the EFL Classroom in Germany

This project aims to investigate the current status of World Englishes in German EFL classrooms, teacher education, and other educational settings. It focuses on a variety of different (secondary) schools types, which are predominantly located in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), learning materials and curricula, as well as centers for teacher education (Zentren für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung). Different approaches are combined to explore this topic from different perspectives: language attitude studies with students, (future) teachers, and teacher trainers, an analysis of official language policy and learning materials, and classroom observations. In addition to research carried out by myself and my colleagues, a research-oriented seminar which includes field research (taught in the summer term 2018) forms one integral part of this project.

Related publications

Related talks and workshops

  • Meer, Philipp (2019). Global Englishes in English Language Teaching and Teacher Education in Germany [Invited guest lecture]. Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, 13/05/2019.
  • Hehner, Stefanie; Meer, Philipp; Callies, Marcus; Westphal, Michael (2019). Global Englishes and challenges for English language teaching and teacher education in higher education in Germany [Workshop]. 7th Bremen Symposium on language learning and teaching at universities. Rethinking the language learner, University of Bremen, Germany, 02/03/2019.
  • Meer, Philipp; Hartmann, Johanna; Rumlich, Dominik (). Attitudes of German high school students toward different varieties of English [Poster]. GAL 50 - Congress of the German Society for Applied Linguistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, .
  • Meer, Philipp (). World Englishes in the EFL classroom in Germany: A study into high school learners’ attitudes toward different Englishes and ongoing research projects. Workshop "Varieties of English and Foreign Language Teacher Education", University of Bremen, Germany, .
  • Meer, Philipp; Hartmann, Johanna; Rumlich, Dominik (). Attitudes of German high school students toward different varieties of English. 7th Bonn Applied Linguistics Conference, University of Bonn, Germany, .

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