Language Teaching and Learning Research

In the field of language teaching and learning research (SLLF), we focus on the teaching, learning and use of language/s in the context of diversity. Our research focuses on three main areas: the subject in its emotional, motivational and empowering linguistic constitution, discourses on multilingualism and languages, and the professionalisation of teachers for multilingual contexts. These focal points are interwoven and support each other. Digitalisation is a perspective that emerges in the three focal points, from which the digital support of language learning and use takes centre stage. Our research goes beyond institutional teaching and learning contexts, in that the connection between language use and language learning is an important point of reference.

The SLLF department is inherently interdisciplinary: applied linguistics, professionalisation research and subject-specific didactics are the key reference disciplines. The teaching of the researchers working here is offered in the study programmes of General Educational Science Principles of Teacher Education, Linguistics and Romance Studies. Third Mission is a central component of the department and manifests itself in various cooperation projects.

Structurally, the department is anchored at the Zentrum für Lehrer*innenbildung and the Institut für Sprachwissenschaft.

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“Empowering educators in and for multilingual environments” mit Denis Weger und Marta Guarda


Denis Weger im EARLI SIG-17 Methods Chat zum Thema Educational Design Research


Jutta Majcen, Valéria Schörghofer-Queiroz, Eva Vetter und Denis Weger werden beim Jahreskongress 2024 der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Forschung...

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Centre for Teacher Education
Porzellangasse 4, Stiege 1, 3. Stock
1090 Wien