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Contributing to the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

Posted by asecoli - Dezember 15, 2008

2008 has been the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. This was the reason that we started an international project on European communicative strategies in April. Researchers (professors and students from a broad range of European countries) have participated in this project over the past months and contributed to a 202-page long special issue of my Journal for EuroLinguistiX, which is now available via the ELiX homepage or directly here. This volume also includes

Joachim Grzega

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European Day of Languages

Posted by asecoli - September 26, 2008

September 26 is the European Day of Languages.

This was a motivation for me to up-date the list of web links and printed publications on EuroLinguistiX.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Basic Global English by a journalist from the regional newspaper “Nürnberger Nachrichten”. While listening to me, he put it correctly into a nutshell: the idea of BGE is practically “Intercultural Competence” taught in English. Yes—and that’s what makes it so different from traditional concepts of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. That’s why BGE can also open portals to other languages. Example: after their trip to Italy, many of our BGE kids in Goldkronach actually decided to participate in an optional course in Italian as well.

On Tuesday, we visited our former BGE class again and did an oral and written test with them. I’m currently evaluating the material. The first impression looks promising.

Joachim Grzega

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Farewell to Marion Schöner

Posted by asecoli - August 12, 2008

Today is Marion Schöner’s last day at Eichstätt University. I would like to express my gratitude for her multi-faceted support over the past years. Since 2004 she has supported me in my research and teaching as a colleague, an assistant and as a friend. She has adopted and promoted Lernen durch Lehren as a didactic model, she has committed herself as a co-editor to my journals Onomasiology Online and Journal for EuroLinguistiX and she has helped me in the Basic Global English projects. She will now start her teacher traineeship at a German Gymnasium (high-school). Although she will try to continue assisting me in my projects, this new stage in her life also means a tough change in my life. I wish her all the best.

Joachim Grzega

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