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Prof. Dr. Alexandra Zepter

Adjunct Professor

University of Cologne
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Institute of German Language and Literature II

Postal address:
Albertus-Magnus-Platz 1
50923 Cologne
Germany

Visitor address:
Classen-Kappelmann-Str. 24
50931 Cologne
Germany

Office: Classen-Kappelmann-Str. 24, Raum 1.06, 1. EG

Phone: 0221-93317 238‬
Email: azepter(at)uni-koeln.de

Office Hours: online registration

Recent activities

Forthcoming:

  • March 2019: Visiting professor at the University of Bologna, Department for foreign languages and philology (Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne), Italy
  • March 2019: "The Relevance of Embodiment in Language Learning". Visiting Lecture, University of Bologna
  • November 2019: International interdisciplinary conference (German, Italy): “Translating as a key skill in the context of European dialogue: The body as a resource“; sponsored by the German-Italian Center for European Excellence. Venue:  Villa Vigoni (Italy). Direction: Alexandra L. Zepter (University of Cologne) und Barbara Ivancic (University of Bologna)

Recently:

  • February, 14/2019: „Forschendes Lernen in den Praxisphasen des Lehramtsstudiums an der Universität zu Köln“. Symposion zusammen mit Claus Dahlmanns, Sophia Falkenstörfer, Caren Keeley, Gesine Boesken, Petra Stratmann, Svenja Jaster, Dirk Lukaßen, Isabel Seehusen und Mechthild Wiesmann. Fachtagung „Zur Erforschung Forschenden Lernens. Implikationen für Lehrer*innenbildung, Wissenschaft und Praxis“. Universität Bielefeld 
  • October, 26/2018: „Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Kontext von sprachlicher Heterogenität und Inklusion“. Keynote-talk, Conference „Professionalisierung von Lehrkräften für den Unterricht mit neu zugewanderten Schülerinnen und Schüler“, Siegen University
  • November, 16/2018: „Grammatiken erfinden und Grammatik reflektieren“. Invited talk at the fifth meeting of the DFG-network „Grammatik für die Schule“. Leipzig University

Recent international publications

  • Ivancic, Barbara and Alexandra L. Zepter (forthcoming): On the bodily dimension of translators and translating. In: Unexpected Intersections. The translator at work. Edited by Ariadne Nunes, Joana Moura and Marta Pacheco Pinto

Main research topics

  • Language and body: relevance of sensory, motoric and emotional processes in the context of language learning (speaking, listening, writing, reading); integration of aesthetic and creative experience and language learning
  • Didactics of German as a second and foreign language; didactics of inclusion
  • Written language acquisition
  • Language awareness and grammatical learning