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Oranna Speicher

Director of the Language Centre, Assistant Professor in German Language, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

My research interests cover the following areas:

1. New technologies in language learning and teaching

2. Intercultural competence and foreign language learning/teaching

3. Pedagogical development for language teachers


Goria, C., Speicher, O., & Stollhans, S. (2016). "Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration" - an introduction. In C. Goria, O. Speicher, & S. Stollhans (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration (pp. 1-4). Dublin:

Speicher, O., & Stollhans, S. (2015). Feedback on feedback - does it work?. In F. Helm, L. Bradley, M. Guarda, & S. Thouësny (Eds), Critical CALL - Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy (pp. 507-511). Dublin: Available at

Hill, J., Jones, A. Lawlor, G. and Speicher, O. (1999) Aspekte Deutscher Gegenwart: Texte und Übungen. Advance Materials.

Presentations, invited talks and workshops

August 2015:Feedback on Feedback: does it work? Conference presentation at EuroCALL conference in Padova, Italy.

June 2015: Improving Speaking and Listening Skills Invited talk at TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching), St Helen's and St Katherine@s School, Abingd

January 2015: Blended Tandem. Conference presentation at the e-learning symposium at the University of Southampton.

March 2014: Collaboration and Creativity in Digital Language learning Invited talk at TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching), University of Newcastle

January 2014: Digital labs in language teaching Invited talk/workshop, Language Centre, University of Bristol

June 2013: Xerte toolkits/Use of the digital classroom in language teaching; A two-day workshop at the University of Nottingham Ningbo campus involving staff from both UNNC and UNMC

Oct 2011: An introduction to Xerte toolkits Presentation given at the Centre of Foreign Language Study, University of Durham

Sept 2009: Classroom management in a digital classroom. Presentation at the CEML (Centre of Excellence Multimedia Language Teaching) Symposium, Belfast

August 2008: A One-Stop-Language- Shop: successful learning at Nottingham. Presentation at the School of Linguistics and Languages at the University of Melbourne, Australia

July 2008: Enabling technology-wary language teachers to create sophisticated learning modules. Presentation at the CILT conference, hosted by the University of York.

June 2008: Practical example of teaching German in a digital classroom . Presentation at a one-day conference for the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Modern Languages, hosted by Trent University, Nottingham.

June 2008: Der Einsatz von Webcams, Emails und Videokonferenzen im DaF-Unterricht Presentation given with Dr Thomas Koller at the staff development conference of the Irish and British sections of the German Academic Exchange Service in London

March 2008: The role of digital classrooms in language teaching Presentation given at LSE.

Dec 2007: E-Learning im DaF-Unterricht am Beispiel Nottingham Presentation given at the annual conference of the Irish and British sections of the German Academic Exchange Service in London (with Antje Heldt and Thomas Koller)

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