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Resnik, Pia; Schallmoser, Christine – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper reports on crossing borders virtually via an e-Tandem scheme and presents the findings of a study, in which students of English from an Austrian university were paired with students of German from the UK and the USA. Drawing on data from 19 in-depth interviews, the study aims to identify links between e-Tandem language learning and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language)
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Dixon, Edward M.; Hondo, Junko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv," consists of authentic digital videos, slideshows and audio texts and gives a contemporary overview of the culture and language in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, German, Second Language Instruction
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Kotikoski, Tuula-Harriet; Doshi, Natasha – Research-publishing.net, 2014
The Internet has become part of our daily life and serves as a source of knowledge as well as a space for interaction. E-learning is thus a vital element in teaching, and digital media offer not only the possibility to support the individual learning processes of students, but also to foster multilingualism and to immerse into authentic learning…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Online Courses
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Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Recent developments in SLA, such as learner-centredness, social constructivism, the postmethod era, and complexity perspectives, have highlighted the need for more localized, situated understandings of teaching and learning and greater recognition of learner individuality and diversity. In this article, I suggest an effective way of meeting these…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives
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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This article focuses on approaches to teaching dramatic comedy in an upper-level undergraduate course. In particular, it outlines how the genre of comedy permits a special focus on Austria, where the rich tradition of comedy holds a prominent place in German-speaking Europe. I argue that dramatic comedy grants language learners a unique…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Pabisch, Peter Karl – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2012
This essay offers some direction for greater integration of Austria and Switzerland into every level of the German language and culture curriculum. By excavating a number of now nearly forgotten intercultural connections between these alpine countries and the U.S., it is possible to present a more complete and complex picture of German-speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods