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Chair of Didactics of the German Language, University of Teacher Education, University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-western Switzerland (FHNW)

German is not only a subject taught at school, it is also, in German-speaking Switzerland, the language in which almost all subjects are taught. It follows that learning in school is highly dependent on mastering the requisite linguistic skills. The teaching and learning, or didactics, of German is concerned with the teachability and learnability of the German language in German as a subject as well as in the other subjects, but it also explores the link between linguistic skills and learning outcomes. The objective of all the activities is to promote pupils' linguistic abilities at secondary school levels I and II and thus enhance their learning outcomes.

Research domains: 

- Teacher training - Development and evaluation of teaching materials and study modules for the multilingual majority language - Accomplishment of research projects in the domain of multiligualism/German as a second language - Collaboration in a project od The European Council in the area of the multilingual majority language instruction

Professur Deutschdidaktik Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW Bahnhofstrasse 6 5210 Windisch
+41 (0)61 925 77 77
Contact: 
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmellentin, claudia.schmellentin@fhnw.ch
Region: 
Aargau
Basel-Landschaft
Basel-Stadt
Solothurn
Keywords: 
Didactics & pedagogy
Teaching and learning
German