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.