BaTEG Summer School 2022

Programme(1.3 MB)

Book of Abstracts(1.2 MB)

Leaflet(8.6 MB)




Between cultures, conflicts, and communication: Fremdsprachenlernen in einer globalen Welt

25/09/2022 – 02/10/2022

The desire and need for inter- and transcultural experiences is growing, and while English initially seems to be the rational choice for these experiences, new perspectives open up in the use of specific national languages.

The BaTEG Summer School 2022 on foreign language learning in a global world aims to provide numerous concepts on the importance of foreign language learning and its implementation in schools and academia. In particular, aspects of student mobility in Europe will be addressed, and language learning opportunities will be explored. The BaTEG Summer School will be rounded off by workshops on intercultural pedagogy for dealing with linguistic heterogeneity and linguistic and cultural identity formation as building blocks of the European idea of education. We will be focussing on the following topics:

  • Language and its social value: varieties, standard languages, second language and language of origin, national stereotypes and taboos in a mobile Europe
  • Language and education policy concepts: European, national and regional language policies, the importance of foreign language learning in schools and academia
  • (Inter-)Cultural education: dealing with linguistic heterogeneity and cultural diversity as elements of a European education
  • Student mobility in Europe: subject and foreign language curriculum and validation
  • Possibilities and limitations of English as (an academic) lingua franca
  • Concepts and offers for language immersion in the academic field

Sunday, 25/9: Arrivals, casual welcome evening programme

Monday, 26/9: Introduction, organisational issues, lingustic and cultural immersion

Tuesday, 27/9: Lectures and workshops on foreign language learning in a global world

Wednesday, 28/9:Cultural Taboos Symposium(142.1 KB)

Thursday, 29./9: Lectures and workshops on foreign language learning in a global world

Friday, 30/9: Conclusion, group activity

Saturday, 1/10: Leisure time (optional activity)

Sunday, 2/10: Departure

The detailed agenda will be available in due course.

The City of Bamberg

The city of Bamberg has often been cited as one of the most beautiful in Germany and has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1993. The city’s mediaeval appearance owes significantly to its characteristically Gothic and Baroque architecture. Today, Bamberg is a lively city with almost 80,000 inhabitants. Thanks to the university and its growing importance as a business location, the city has taken on the role of an intellectual, cultural and economic centre.

The University of Bamberg – Otto-Friedrich-Universität

The Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg, founded in the 17th century, has four faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Human Sciences and Education, and Information Systems and Applied Computer Science. Approx. 12 000 students are currently studying in Bamberg, a quarter of which are enrolled in teacher training courses. All four faculties are involved in teacher education. 

We are currently negotiation with several holiday apartment providers in order to be able to offer affordable housing for the duration of the summer school. You will receive more information on accommodation soon.

You are, of course, free to make your own accommodation arrangements via the usual platforms.

You can sign up here.

The summer school is being organised in the framework of the BaTEG project and by an interdisciplinary team including staff as well as students.

Dr. Benno H. Berschin, Fachvertreter für die Didaktik der romanischen Sprachen
Prof. Dr. Sandra Birzer, Professorin für Slavische Sprachwissenschaft
Verena Keimerl, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Heterogenitätsprojekt ProHet und am Lehrstuhl für Grundschulpädagogik und -didaktik
Prof. Dr. Theresa Summer, Juniorprofessorin für Fachdidaktik Englisch/Jr.-Prof. of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Wisniewski, Professorin für Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft/Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Martina Zier, BaTEG-Koordinatorin

Students participating in the seminar „Between cultures, conflicts, and communication: Fremdsprachenlernen in einer globalen Welt“ (summer term 2022)

Please contact Martina Zier.