Overview

Research & publications

University of Education Karlsruhe (2015 ff.)

1 Project blog
2 Academic series
3 Project Reader
4 Doctoral dissertations
5 Articles
6 Empirical reports
7 Conference papers (international)
8 Theses (M.A. theses, B.A. theses, State Exam theses)
9 Course papers
10 Theses in progress and preparation (B.A.)
11 Theses in progress and preparation (M.A.)
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1. Project blog

Martin, I. & J. Zeck (2015 – ff.) (eds). The Laos Experience: Bi-directional teaching and learning.
Project and research blog: http://www.thelaosexperience.com
352 articles, 79 pages, 221 events
355,149 visitors from 219 countries
1,874,693 visits (average 1,500/week)
(as of 12 September 2021)

 

2. Academic series

2.1. “Language Education & Global Citizenship” is the first series on this blog launched on 30 December 2018 (ed. by I. Martin) featuring summaries of our research since 2017.

2.2. “Decolonize Your Mind” is the second series to be launched in September 2021 (ed. by I. Martin) featuring the development of our research since 2019.

 

2.1. “Language Education & Global Citizenship”

0: Introduction by Martin, I. [ed.] (30 December 2018). “New series: `Language Education & Global Citizenship´ (edited by I. Martin)”.
1: Malchow, L. (14 January 2019). “Language Education & Global Citizenship (1) – Reentry shock: an explanation of an underrated phenomenon“.
2: Dengler, R. (20 September 2019). “Language Education & Global Citizenship (2) – Intercultural barriers in “international” English course books“.
3: Koch, L. (5 October 2019). “Language Education & Global Citizenship (3) – A comparison of (travel) guides to Laos“.
4: Jakob, L. (22 December 2019). “Language Education & Global citizenship” (4) – 30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal“.
5: Dengler, R. (13 April 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: Learning the Lao language (ພາສາລາວ)“.
6: Dyck, Y.-J. (26 April 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: Global Studies and transcultural learning at the PH Karlsruhe“.
7: Hoffmann, J. (14 May 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: The Sustainable Development Goals“.
8: Park, C. (3 June 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: English education fever in South Korea“.
9: Seeger, C. V. (14 November 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: What is ‘Transculturality’ and why does it matter?” (Part I).
10: Martin, I. (30 December 2020). “Language Education & Global Citizenship: Barriers in English course books – the Lao perspective“.
11: Diligu, F. (8 September 2021). “Pronunciation issues for L2 speakers of English“.
12: Weigelmann, J. (13 September 2021). “Global Citizenship Education (Part I)“.

Forthcoming:
13: Eckardt, N. (forthcoming in 2021). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: From Intercultural to Global Education in the EFL Context”.
14: Kadic, T. (forthcoming in 2021). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: Transcultural teaching”.
15: Ud-Din, S. (forthcoming in 2021): “Language Education and Global Citizenship: Health and Education – first steps in medical awareness concerning health issues in Lao schools”.
16: Hoenicke, L. (forthcoming in 2021). “Global Citizenship Education (Part II)”.
17: Seeger, C.V. (forthcoming in 2021). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: Yuval Noah Harari and Why We Need Good International Relations”.
18: Stegmeier, S. (forthcoming in 2021). “Language Education and Global Citizenship: Teaching Styles”.

 

2.2. “Decolonize Your Mind”

0: Martin, I. [ed.] (forthcoming in 2021). “Decolonize Your Mind: Changing the matrix – a new series”.
1: Ehrenzeller, C. (forthcoming in 2021). “The performance of decoloniality”.
2: Hog, C. (forthcoming in 2021). “Decolonize Your Mind: A survey of decolonization theories”.
3: Nonnenmacher, J. (forthcoming in 2021). “Decolonize Your Mind: Decolonisation theories – limits and challenges”.
4: Siwik, F.  (forthcoming in 2022). “Decolonize Your Mind: Criticism of decolonization theories”.
5: Eckardt, N. (forthcoming in 2022). “Decolonize Your Mind: Institutional Racism”.

 

3. Project Reader

Martin, I. & J. Zeck (eds.). The Laos Experience. With contributions by returnees. January 2019, V 2.1. 104 pp.
Martin, I. & J. Zeck (eds.). The Laos Experience. With contributions by returnees. December 2019, V 2.3. 57 pp.
Martin, I. (ed.). The Laos Experience: Bi-directional learning and teaching. With contributions by returnees. March 2021, V 2.4. 92 pp.

 

4. Doctoral dissertations

Dengler, Rebecca (start July 2019). Intercultural barriers to language learning in ‘International course books’ in Laos. A case study at Savannakhet University.

Ye, Miaoxing (start January 2020). Lao and Mandarin Chinese L1 tone interference in EFL learners’ (mis)placement of word and sentence stress in English: Similarities and Differences.

Reul, Philipp (start February 2021). A Professional Learning Community (PLC) in a German-Lao tandem-learning-and-teaching programme for the professionalisation of pre-service English teachers as Global Educators.

 

5. Articles

Martin, Isabel (2020). “Teaching English in Laos: TESOL education and global justice”. In: Mentz, Olivier, Papaja, Katarzyna (eds.). Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Wien, Zürich: LIt Verlag. 205-237.

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (2020). “Juggling Selves: A comparison of Global Mobility programs for pre-service teachers in two contexts”. In: Nickl, Benjamin, Popenici, Stefan, Blackler, Deane & Skinner, Isabella (eds.). Transnational German Education and Comparative Education Systems: Research and Practice. Springer Series Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 133-154. 
eBook: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-36252-2
Abstract of chapter: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-36252-2_8

Dengler, Rebecca (2020). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of Straightforward Beginner“. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Wien, Zürich: LIt Verlag. 238-262.

Forthcoming:

Khemmarath, Sitha & Sengsouriya, Phoudthavong (eds.) (2021). Conference proceedings of the International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” (11.10.2019) at Savannakhet University.
Chapters by I. Martin, M. Remmele, R. Dengler, V. Golla, T. Keokaisone, N. Khothphouthone, P. Somsivilay et al.

Dengler, Rebecca (2021). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning”. In: Khemmarath, S. & Sengsouriya, P. (eds.). Internationalization in Institutions of Higher Education in Lao P.D.R. Conference Proceedings of International Symposium at Savannakhet University (10 October 2019). (9 pp.)

Dengler, Rebecca (2022). “Intercultural barriers to language learning at Savannakhet University, Laos”. In: Bading, Cornelia, Kazzazi, Kerstin & Wintzer, Jeannine (eds.). (Fremd-)Sprache und Qualitative Sozialforschung: Forschungsstrategien in interkulturellen Kontexten / (Foreign) Language and Qualitative Social Research: Research Strategies in Intercultural Contexts.

Golla, Veronika (2021). “The Benefits and Challenges of Study-Related Global Mobility Programs in Teacher Education: A Case Study”. In: Khemmarath, S. & Sengsouriya, P. (eds.). Internationalization in Institutions of Higher Education in Lao P.D.R. Conference Proceedings of International Symposium at Savannakhet University (10 October 2019). (4 pp.)

Martin, Isabel (2021). “Internationalisation in Higher Education: Lao-German tandems – challenges, contexts, perspectives”. In: Khemmarath, S. & Sengsouriya, P. (eds.). Internationalization in Institutions of Higher Education in Lao P.D.R. Conference Proceedings of International Symposium at Savannakhet University (10 October 2019). (20 pp.)

In preparation:

Martin, Isabel (2022). “English as a ‘Distant’ Language”. Journal of Modern Education Review. New York: Academic Star Publishing Company.

 

6. Empirical reports

Khemmarath, Sitha, Martin, Isabel & David Schrep (2018). An analysis of the pilot-teaching project between PH Karlsruhe and SKU Savannakhet: Quantitative and qualitative data & analysis (Part I, half term).

 

7. Conference papers

Martin, Isabel (24.3.2018). “Teaching English in Laos: TESOL education and global justice”. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Freiburg, Germany, 22-24 March 2018.

Dengler, Rebecca (24.3.2018). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of Straightforward Beginner”. Focus on Language. Challenging Language Learning and Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices. Freiburg, Germany, 22-24 March 2018.

Martin, Isabel (7.9.2018). “English as a distant language”. Des langues étrangères pour tous: didactique et méthodologie. First international conference of the L’Association en didactique des langues étrangères en Suisse (ADLES). Lausanne, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2018.

Martin, Isabel (19.9.2018). “Teacher Mobility in a Globalized World”. Research cooperation with Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 16-22 September 2018.

Martin, Isabel (13.11.2018). „Further education of teachers: Lao-German tandem-teaching – culture clash into cross-cultural learning”. Lions Club Karlsruhe-Mitte. Karlsruhe, Germany.

Martin, Isabel (13.3.2019). ““Decolonise your mind”: A global “study- teach-and-research” project between Germany and Laos”. Visiting Professor at The Education University Hongkong. Hong Kong, China, 10-17 March 2019.

Martin, Isabel (26.3.2019). ““Decolonise your mind”: A global “study- teach-and-research” project between Germany and Laos”. International conference “Educating the Global Citizen”, Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Munich, Germany, 25-28 March 2019.

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (26.3.2019). “Juggling Selves: Navigating pre-Service Teaching Experiences in Overseas Contexts”. International conference “Educating the Global Citizen”, Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Munich, Germany, 25-28 March 2019. 

Martin, Isabel (11.10.2019). “Internationalisation in Higher Education: Lao-German tandems – challenges, contexts, perspectives”. International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education”, Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

Golla, Veronika (11.10.2019). “The Benefits and Challenges of Study-Related Global Mobility Programmes in Teacher Education: A Case Study” (paper read by I. Martin.) International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” at Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

Dengler, Rebecca (11.10.2019). “Teaching English to Lao Adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning.” International Symposium “Sustainable Development and Internationalisation of Higher Education” at Savannakhet University. Savannakhet, Laos, 11.10.2019.

Martin, Isabel (27.1.2021). German-Lao research projects on bi-directional teaching and learning: Decolonization, internationalization, professionalization“. University of Education Karlsruhe: Reihe “Ateliergespräche”.

Dengler, Rebecca (27.1.2021). “Intercultural Barriers to language learning in Western English course books – A case study at Savannakhet University”. University of Education Karlsruhe: Reihe “Ateliergespräche”.

Ye, Miaoxing  (27.1.2021). “Lao and Mandarin Chinese L1 tone interference on EFL learners’ (mis)placement of word and sentence stress in English: Similarities and Differences”. University of Education Karlsruhe: Reihe “Ateliergespräche”.

Reul, Philipp (27.1.2021). “A Professional Learning Community (PLC) in a German-Lao tandem-learning-and-teaching programme to professionalize German pre-service English teachers as Global Educators”. University of Education Karlsruhe: Reihe “Ateliergespräche”.

Forthcoming:

Martin, Isabel (23.9.2021). “Bilateral decolonisation in Applied Linguistics and Research in Foreign Languages: A Case Study”. 29th Conference for Applied Linguistics of the German Foreign Languages Research Association (DGFF): “Relocating Research in Applied Linguistics”. University of Essen-Duisburg (online).

Dengler, Rebecca (23.9.2021). “Intercultural barriers in ‘international’ English course books at Savannakhet University, Laos”. 29th Conference for Applied Linguistics of the German Foreign Languages Research Association (DGFF): “Relocating Research in Applied Linguistics”. University of Essen-Duisburg (online).

Ye, Miaoxing (23.9.2021). “Decolonisation of foreign language teaching in China and Laos: Similarities and differences of Chinese and Lao EFL leaners’ misplacements of English stress focused on their L1 tone influence”. 29th Conference for Applied Linguistics of the German Foreign Languages Research Association (DGFF): “Relocating Research in Applied Linguistics”. University of Essen-Duisburg (online).

 

8. Theses (Master and Bachelor of Arts/State Exam Theses in the Teaching Degrees)

For reading the full texts, go to the page Full-texts.

Dengler, Rebecca (2017). Teaching English to Lao adult Beginners: Intercultural barriers to language learning in Western General English course books by the example of “Straightforward Beginner”. 71 pp.

Porscha, Jessica (2018). Teaching English to young learners in Laos: An examination of effects and challenges. 132 pp., with 2 dvds.

Kummetz, Ariane (2018). Lao weaving as cultural heritage – a cross-curricular storytelling project for primary school. 117 pp., Appendix Glossary, Didactic material, interviews 26 pp.

Jakob, Laura (2018).  30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal. 37 pp.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2018). Health and education: First steps in medical awareness concerning health issues in Lao schools. 48 pp., Appendix with interviews 27 pp.

Stober, Fabian (2018).  Übungsformate zur Einführung des kardinalen Zahlaspektes – theoretische Fundierung und exemplarisch vergleichende Untersuchung. – Types of exercises to introduce the cardinal aspect of numbers – theoretical foundation and exemplary comparative analysis. 42 pp., Appendix with contrastive analysis of Lao and German math book 22 pp.

Golla, Veronika (2018). The benefits and challenges of study-related global mobility programmes in teacher education: A case study. 93 pp., Appendix interview guide 3 pp.

Eckhardt, Nico (2019). From Intercultural to Global Education in the EFL Context. 39 pp.

Knecht, Julia (2019). Transcultural learning in foreign language education and and global citizenship. 41 pp.

Stegmeier, Selina (2020). The “Post-method method”: Rethinking ELT methodologies from a decolonising perspective. 37 pp.

Hoffmann, Jonas (2020). The Relevance of the Ho Chi Minh Trail duringthe Second Indochina War. 60 pp.

Hadatsch, Siegfried (2020). 60 years of Lao-German diplomatic relations: An appraisal. 59 pp.

Bilger, Severin Morten (2020). Empowering EFL students towards effective self-directed informal ditigal learning of English. 45 pp.

Jakob, Laura (2020). Transnational Experiences of Food Culture in Laos and Germany: A Possible Approach to the Expansion of Teaching Skills in Nutrition and Consumer Education. 71 pp.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2020). Emergency Remote Teaching: Challenges and Benefits […] during the Digital School Term 2020. 92 pp., Appendix with interviews 29 pp.

Eckardt, Nico (2021). Raising Awareness for Global Citizenship. 80 pp.

Heinz, Elisabeth (2021). “The perception and organization of English Education – Factors for unequable English proficiency from a Laotian perspective.” 41 pp.

Heger, Stella (2021). “English as a Lingua Franca – implications and consequences for English language teaching and Global Citizenship Education.” 40 pp.

 

9. Course papers (“Global English(es) & Global Citizenship Education”, “Postcolonial theory and short fiction”)

For reading the full texts, go to the page Full-texts.

Brecht, Jana (2017). “Language games for the Lao classroom”. 30 pp.

Malchow, Lara (2018). “Reentry shock – are there country-specific variables regarding voluntary work? A case study”. 21 pp., with Appendix 43 pp. (Interviews).

Muss, Yvonne-Jacqueline (2018). “The elephant as a symbol of Colonialism’s failure”. 39 pp.

Kadic, Timur (2019). “Transculturality – the new cultural aspect of language teaching and global citizenship education?” 19 pp.

Stegmeier, Selina (2019). “Teaching styles in Norway and Zanzibar – a comparison”. 23 pp.

Kemmer, Leona (2019). “An analysis of a Lao course book (for English at primary school)”. 27 pp.

Diligu, Francesca (2019). “Pronunciation issues in English of speakers with different L1s”. 18 pp.

Bissinger, Julian (2019). “English as a global language: English as a major factor for globalisation and modernisation – neo-colonialism?”

Koch, Lena (2020). “Zadie Smith’s ‘Hanwell in Hell’ – a postcolonial story?” 11 pp.

Ud-Din, Shirin (2020). “Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals – a chance of decolonizing the mind in the classroom”. 19 pp.

Eckardt, Nico (2020). “Institutionalized racism in Great Britain”. 12 pp.

Konstandin, Leonie (2020). “How has the Corona crisis changed perspectives on Human Rights?” 20 pp.

Haavardsholm, Katrine (2020). “An introduction to postcolonial feminism and postcolonial feminist theory“. 23 pp.

ten Brink, Anna-Sophia (2021). “A critical introduction to Western Feminism – liberation or domination?” 14 pp.

 

10. Theses in progress and in preparation (Bachelor theses)

In progress:

Hennig, Natascha (2021). “The Significance of Global Mobility Program Designs.”

In preparation:

Graham, Carolyn (2022). “Multicultural education in the TEFL classroom.”

Bieger, Sally (2022). “Informal Digital Teaching of English: Grammar”.

 

11. Theses in progress and in preparation (Master theses)

In progress:

Kemmer, Leona (2021). “From intercultural differences in ESL teaching to transcultural understanding through encounters and communication: Creating an e-book with Lao teachers in tandem-teaching.”

Siwik, Felicitas (2021). “German English or English in Germany? Perceptions of correctness in German Higher Education”.

Capek, Marina (2021). “Developing and testing a digital teaching sequence focussed on decolonization in museum contexts for the primary English classroom”.

In preparation:

Pogerth, Marie-Christine (2022).”Representations of ex-colonized cultures in English course books for German secondary schools.”

Herrman, Lea (2022). “Covid-19 in English picture books for primary school.”

 

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(as of September 2021)

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