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Special features regarding teaching

Teaching balance: Culture studies, literature, linguistics and language acquisition; All (possible) courses in the foreign language; Own lectorships at the institute; Close links between the discipline and teaching methodology; Creative and character-forming didactic approaches (e.g. performing arts); cross-cultural competence through internat.. focus (Études Européennes), visiting lectureships, exchange programmes, Belgium Centre); QPL project to support the first-semester students (diagnostic test, preparatory course); Media literacy (e.g. foreign language Podcasts, online platforms)

Special features regarding the international orientation

DFH degree course Études Européennes; Establishment of a DAAD programme (German Language and Literature, Romance Studies, Catholic Theology) with univ. in Tunisia; Belgium Centre in cooperation with other institutes headed up by Romance Studies; Lecturer/student exchange with Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid; Research/teaching cooperation with the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid/UNA Buenos A; International. Networking and joint research initiatives via the Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies; numerous partner univ.; interdiscipl. research foundation; Bible transformation

Special features regarding the equipment

Utilisation of equipment of the Institute of Media and Technology (IMT) and the multimedia lab of the Centre for Language Studies; Use of studio stage (Paderborn, for theatrical projects); eTutors (training by the Paderborn university didactics); Corpus databases (e.g. CRFC) for research in linguistics and foreign languages. Student participation in the creation of interactive Belgium platform, use of the technical equipment purchased for this purpose; Good equipment for creating Podcasts and didactic teaching media sets, whiteboard for learning to present

Special features regarding research activities

Inter-faculty research networks: Belgium Centre; Baroque in the North; Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies; International Research partnerships/projects: Muslim identities; Latin American Detective Stories; Spanish Contemporary Poetry. Digital Humanities: Corpus Linguistics; Electronic Lexicography (corpus-based valence dictionary, DECOLAR); Spanish Lexicography (DEMel); Political Discourse; Performative Teaching/Learning Methods; Language skills of learners/teachers; Corpus-based foreign language didactics; Constructions and learning and didactics of constructions; Literature Didactics

Other special features

Participation in the "Starting the degree" programme: Advice for first semester students by teaching staff and student body in specific introductory events, combined with advisory services of the Paderborn Centre for Educational Research and Teacher Training; Verification of language level at start of course in a diagnostic test with subsequent guidance and preparatory language courses to compensate for shortcomings; Classes are accompanied by tutor programmes; Student participation in Belgium Centre/BelgienNet, internat. internship offers; High level of interdisciplinarity in many subjects




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Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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