Lecture by Prof. Tschirner

Lecture by Prof. Tschirner

On 4 November Prof. Dr Erwin Tschirner gave a lecture at the University of Rhode Island entitled “Learning Language for Professional Proficiency”. Prof. Dr Tschirner is currently researching and lecturing as a Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor at the University of Rhode...

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ITT Study Published by the BAMF

ITT Study Published by the BAMF

On 7 October the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) published the field study “Lernen sichtbar machen – Lernerfolge ermöglichen” (Making learning visible – Making learning achievements possible). In this study our author, Prof. Dr Olaf Bärenfänger, investigated the extent to...

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New ITT Website

New ITT Website

In the words of the traditional German folk song, “Everything is new in May” – like our redesigned website, which was launched on May 2. We hope it will enable us to present our services in an even more informative manner. If...

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ITT Lecture Dorry Kenyon

ITT Lecture Dorry Kenyon

The First Annual ITT Lecture of 2018 took place in Leipzig on May 17, 2018. We were very pleased to welcome Dr. Dorry Kenyon (Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, D.C.), who spoke about “The Scripted Oral Interview: Can Technology and Advanced...

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ACTFL Convention 2017

ACTFL Convention 2017

Die Vorstandsmitglieder Erwin Tschirner und Olaf Bärenfänger sowie der Geschäftsführer Jupp Möhring nahmen vom 16. – 19. November 2017 an der ACTFL Annual Convention in Nashville, TN (USA) teil. Auf dieser weltweit größten Fachkonferenz für Fremdsprachenlehrende und Forschende hielten Sie als Mitglieder...

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Using illustrative tasks

Using illustrative tasks

ACTFL & ITT contributed a selection of “best practise” samples of Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests to the Council of Europe`s project ” Using Illustrative Tasks “. The goal of this project “is to help users relate locally relevant test items to...

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TACE Conference 2017

TACE Conference 2017

Vom 2. bis zum 3. Juni 2017 nahmen die beiden Vorstandsmitglieder Erwin Tschirner und Olaf Bärenfänger sowie der Projektmanager Robin Ide an der International Conference “Teaching and Assessing Chinese in Europe: Proficiency Expectations and Assessment Instruments” an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen teil.  ...

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Symposium on Academic Language

Symposium on Academic Language

In October 2013, an interdisciplinary conference on ability profiles for German as a second academic language (“Kompetenzprofile Deutsch als fremde Bildungssprache 2013”) took place in Leipzig under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner and Dr. Olaf Bärenfänger. The precise and empirically...

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