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Editor’s note: Effective teaching and tandem-development come after careful and intensive study. We need to learn about our partners’ cultural, linguistic, educational, socio-economic, religious, political, and historical background before we can a) make sensible and sustainable recommendations to our partners and b) arrive at decisions about (and revisions of) our own teaching methods and techniques, tempo and intensity, coursebooks and levels, and integration or streaming.
After two-and-a-half years into the project, a lot has changed and grown both at our partner institutions and within our German team, and each new term we are asked to expand our work. It is a good time to take a closer look at what we did and intend to do over the next two-and-a-half years.

Isabel Martin, Karlsruhe, March 2018

 

Blog

Martin, Isabel & Zeck, Johannes (2015-2018 ff.) (eds). Teaching English in Laos: Teach the teachers.
www.thelaosexperience.com
228 articles, 47 pages, 188,590 visitors, 1,290,564 visits (2o October 2018)

 

Articles (forthcoming)

Martin, Isabel (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. Book series: http://www.lit-verlag.de/reihe/eule or Journal of Language, Thought and Education http://www.jlte.in.uz.zgora.pl/. Conference Proceedings.

Dengler, Rebecca (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. Book series: http://www.lit-verlag.de/reihe/eule or Journal of Language, Thought and Education http://www.jlte.in.uz.zgora.pl/. Conference Proceedings.

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (2018). “Teasing the agendas: A comparison of Global Mobility programs for pre-service teachers in two contexts”. In: Nickl, Benjamin, Popenici, Stefan, Blackler, Deane & Skinner, Isabella (eds.). German Transnational Education and Comparative Education Systems: An Update on Research and Practice. Springer Series 2018.

 

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.-7.9.2018.

Martin, Isabel (19.9.2018). “Teacher Mobility in a Globalized World”. Research cooperation with Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 16.-22.9.2018.

 

Other papers

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.

 

Theses (Master and Bachelor/State Exam Thesis)

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.

 

Course papers (“Global English(es): Teaching English in Laos”)

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).

 

Theses in-progress (Bachelor and Master/State Exam Thesis)

Uhlig, Sandra (2018). forthcoming (history & English) 

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