Research

Research results from the PH Karlsruhe

Language education and global citizenship” is  a series on this blog (start 31 December 2018, ed. by I. Martin) featuring summaries of our research results since 2015.

 

Academic blog

Martin, Isabel & Zeck, Johannes (2015 – ff.) (eds). The Laos Experience. Bi-directional teaching and learning.
Project and research blog: www.thelaosexperience.com
291 articles, 54 pages
261,305 visitors from 213 countries
1,538,429 visits (6 November 2019)

 

Project funding

Angels for Children Foundation 2015 – 2019  Tandem-teaching at 3 schools
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
2016-2018: Vocational Education at the Lao-German-Technical College
DAAD
2017: Fact-Finding Mission in Laos
Erasmus+ Mobility Programme 2018-2020: PH Karlsruhe and Savannakhet University

 

University Cooperations

with Savannakhet University (Savannakhet, Laos)
with The Education University Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
with Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) (forthcoming)
with the Vocational Education Development Institute (Vientinane, Laos (forthcoming)

 

Visiting professor

Prof. Dr. I. Martin
at the National University of Laos (NUOL), Vientiane, Laos (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
at Savannakhet University, Savannakhet, Laos (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
at Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Laos (2017, 2018)
at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2018)
at The Education University Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (2019)

 

Project Reader

Martin, I. & J. Zeck (eds.). The Laos Experience. With contributions by returnees. January 2019, V 2.1. 104 pp.

 

Articles (chronological)

Martin, Isabel (2019). “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. 27 pp. (forthcoming)

Dengler, Rebecca (2019). “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. 14 pp. (forthcoming)

Martin, Isabel, Neilsen, Rod & Weinmann, Michiko (2019). “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 2019. 21 pp. (forthcoming)

In preparation:

Martin, Isabel (2020). “English as a ‘Distant’ Language”. Journal of Modern Education Review. New York: Academic Star Publishing Company. (in preparation)

Martin, Isabel & Khemmarath, Sitha  (eds.) (2020). 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.

 

Doctoral dissertations (chronological)

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 December 2019]. Lao and Mandarin Chinese L1 tone interference in EFL learners’ (mis)placement of word and sentence stress in English: Similarities and Differences.

 

Empirical reports

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

 

Conference papers (chronological)

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 (13.3.2019). ““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).

Golla, Veronika (11.10.2019).

Dengler, Rebecca (11.10.2019).

 

 

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) (chronological)

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.

 

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).

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hadatsch, Siegfried (2020). 60 years of Lao-German diplomatic relations (in preparation).

Hoffmann, Jonas (2020). The “Vietnam” (“American”, “Secret”) War in Laos and SDG 18 (in preparation).

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