In our global and digital age, English has become the preferred medium of communication and is often used by speakers from various lingua-cultural backgrounds in varying face-to-face or virtual constellations. Exploring the variable and dynamic nature of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) along with its pedagogical as well as social implications is the main research focus at the Chair of Applied Linguistics and ELT / Englische Fachdidaktik und Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft at TU Dortmund University (Prof. Dr. Susanne Ehrenreich). Current projects explore issues such as translanguaging within (B)ELF, attitudes towards ELF in education, ELF and multilingualism as well as the use of English (as a lingua franca) by adolescents in out-of-school contexts. In teaching, one of our main goals right from the start and across our curriculum in ELT and Applied Linguistics is to encourage students to develop a research-based ELF-awareness, which prepares them to shape their future English classrooms in ways that reflect the (super-)diversity which characterizes the use of English, often as a lingua franca, to communicate in today’s world.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Ehrenreich
Dr. Piri Leeck
Dr. Stefanie Rottschäfer
Sekretariat: Claudine Lindsay
Kimberley Lau, wiss. Hilfskraft
Paula Zenker, stud. Hilfskraft
Ramona Krüger (z.Zt. in Elternzeit)
For signatures for courses taught by external teachers or former staff please contact Dr. Piri Leeck.
If you need help regarding registration for your ELT/Englische Fachdidaktik courses, Kimberley Lau, Johanna Embacher and Paula Zenker will be happy to assist you. They can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding your course decision (or any related matter) in ELT/Englische Fachdidaktik, please contact Dr. Piri Leeck. She will be happy to answer your questions.