Category: TeacherTalk

Information and reflections from course instructors about using blogs in the foreign language classroom and in higher education courses, aimed at other secondary and HE teachers.

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LaMa goes school

Dear authors of the LaMa-Blog, Introducing linguistic topics to 16-18 year old pupils seems to be a very challenging task: Terms and aspects like “Broca’s and Wernicke’s area”, “aphasia”, “prosodic features”, “discourse markers” or “ideological square” do not necessarily catch the attention of teenagers, so I was very curious how...

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Precision landing: LaMa-Blog officially launched!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10.30am, conference room in Walter-Flex-Straße 3, Bonn: The pupils from our partner school Gymnasium zum Altenforst (GAT) have arrived with their teacher Mr. Brede, Prof. K. P. Schneider is there, and so is my colleague Pawel Sickinger. The MA students have set up their laptops, ready...

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LAnguage MAtters: Our Logo and mascot

We at BAEL love acronyms… if they make up an existing noun (albeit with a slightly different spelling), even better! This cute Lama logo was created by my colleague Pawel Sickinger, who is not only a great linguist but also a talented illustrator! Without giving too much away before the...

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The Final Countdown

(Image: Pixabay CC0) The semester is almost over, so everyone’s extremely busy: students are learning for the upcoming exams, and teaching staff like myself are pondering about the most suitable exam questions, helping students find or narrow down their term paper topics during office hours, planning our courses for the...

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Official launch of the blog

In case you wonder why some posts are password protected, and others appear only to disappear again after a couple of days: Don’t worry! Our blog is currently ‘work-in-progress’. The MA students are busy writing their posts, providing each other feedback, waiting for comments from the test readers (pupils from...