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Sandra Reisenleutner

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I studied English and Italian with a Teaching Degree at the University of Vienna and later did a Postgraduate Certificate for teaching German and Project Development at the same university.

Before joining the University of Nottingham, I worked in the German Department of the University of Sheffield for one year as an Austrian lector, where I taught language and content modules like "Medien und Öffentlichkeit" and "Österreich heute". Previous to that, I was an Austrian lector for two years at the German Department of the University of St Andrews. In this role, I was coordinating and teaching German language modules.

In both universities, I was engaged in a number of extracurricular activities and projects.

Research Summary

My research interests lie in the methodology and pedagogy of foreign language learning and teaching, global and intercultural learning and foreign language teaching policy. My diploma dissertation… read more

Recent Publications

  • HARTUNG INSA and REISENLEUTNER SANDRA, 2016. “Show me where you study!” – An interactive project between German language students in Nottingham and St Andrews. In: GORIA CECILIA, SPEICHER ORANNA and STOLLHANS, SASCHA, eds., Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration Research-publishing.net. 164
  • REISENLEUTNER SANDRA, 2015. Hybride Lernszenarien Fremdsprache Deutsch: Zeitschrift für die Praxis des Deutschunterrichts.
  • INSA HARTUNG / SANDRA REISENLEUTNER, 2014. Moodle, Quizlet und Voicethread als Ressourcen bei der Wortschatzarbeit und als Feedbackmöglichkeiten im universitären DaF-Unterricht ÖDAF-Mitteilungen: Ressourcen. 30. Jahrgang(Heft 2), 115-126

In May 2015, the Language Centre became an examination centre of the ÖSD (Austrian language diploma) and offers officially accredited exams for the levels of the CEFR (A1-C2). The next exam will be held in spring 2018, however, individual arrangements may be made. If you have any questions, just contact me directly: sandra.reisenleutner@nottingham.ac.uk

Current Research

My research interests lie in the methodology and pedagogy of foreign language learning and teaching, global and intercultural learning and foreign language teaching policy. My diploma dissertation was completed in Vienna under the title "Global and Intercultural Learning (GIL) in the EFL classroom". I am interested in developing teaching material for the various levels of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) and on how to foster collaboration on campus.

Past Research

Conferences, seminars and workshops

"Collaborative and task-based approach in language learning: strategies for fostering creative and critical thinkers". CERCLES 2016 Conference: Enhancing Learners' Creative and Critical Thinking: the Role of University Language Centres. University of Calabria. 22nd to 24th September 2016

"Etiquette in the foreign language (classroom): a project to foster awareness and reflection" Conference of the Association for Language Awareness: Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts. WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business). 19th to 22nd July 2016

"International Collaboration on Campus". The 8th biennial joint LLAS, UCML and AULC 'Languages in Higher Education' conference: Frameworks for collaboration and multilingualism. University of Warwick. 6th to 7th July 2016

"Rotating Poster Presentations". Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University series (InnoConf16): Enhancing Employability. University of York. 17th June 2016

'"Show me where you study!" An interactive projects between German language students in Nottingham and St Andrews.' (with Insa Hartung) Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing Participation and Collaboration. University of Nottingham, 19th June 2015.

'Creating task-based foreign language exams in higher education linked to the CEFR.' The CEFR, the ELP and university language centres: New perspectives and new challenges. Trintiy College Dublin, Ireland, 12th June 2015.

Summary of the first day. DAFWEBKON. Online, 6th March - 9th March 2015. Online access: https://virtuelle-ph.adobeconnect.com/_a1060738076/p62rr8dlogo/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

'Digitale Tools im DaF-Unterricht' DAAD Seminar. Cumberland Logde, Windsor, 17th December 2015.

'Moodle, Quizlet und Voicethread als Ressourcen bei der Wortschatzarbeit und als Feedbackmöglichkeiten im universitären DaF-Unterricht' ÖDaF Tagung. Vienna, Austria, 28th - 29th March 2014

'E-learning based tools for speaking activities in foreign language learning' (with Insa Hartung). The University of Sheffield's eight annual Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Sheffield, 7th January 2014. Online access: http://conferencesheffield.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/11b-e-learning-based-tools-for-speaking.html

Future Research

We are in the process of setting up a group of German foreign language teachers to work on a grammar book for the British sector. The first meeting was held in spring 2015.

  • HARTUNG INSA and REISENLEUTNER SANDRA, 2016. “Show me where you study!” – An interactive project between German language students in Nottingham and St Andrews. In: GORIA CECILIA, SPEICHER ORANNA and STOLLHANS, SASCHA, eds., Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration Research-publishing.net. 164
  • REISENLEUTNER SANDRA, 2015. Hybride Lernszenarien Fremdsprache Deutsch: Zeitschrift für die Praxis des Deutschunterrichts.
  • INSA HARTUNG / SANDRA REISENLEUTNER, 2014. Moodle, Quizlet und Voicethread als Ressourcen bei der Wortschatzarbeit und als Feedbackmöglichkeiten im universitären DaF-Unterricht ÖDAF-Mitteilungen: Ressourcen. 30. Jahrgang(Heft 2), 115-126

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