Semester: Sommersemester 2016

3.02.194 S From Heterogeneity to Diversity: Approaches to Difference in EIL Contexts


  • Dienstag: 08:00 - 10:00, wöchentlich


All learners are different but need to be treated the same!? – This simplistic, controversial and potentially contradictory premise only represents the tip of the iceberg which so far poses a major challenge to conceptions and approaches to (foreign) language teaching.
In this course we will explore parts of the complex discourses on approaches to difference within EIL contexts, e.g. heterogeneity, diversity, intersectionality, or special educational needs.
In doing so, we will focus on language-related aspects of diversity - e.g. specific language impairment (SLI), linguistic repertoires, plurilingualism – and on possible diagnostic assessment formats as well as their implications for current language teaching contexts.

This course is assessed via a portfolio, details of which will be discussed in the first session.

Key Words: differentiation, SEN, diagnostics, formative assessment, heterogeneity, inclusion, scaffolding, SLI, plurilingualism, diversity, difference, impairment, language teaching



  • ang619 Contexts of Language Teaching and Learning


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