Section "Linguistic, literary and cultural Learning"

The section "Linguistic, literary and cultural Learning" takes a broad approach to the subject area. Theses are welcome that deal with the prerequisites, nature, organisation, results and further development of forms of learning and thus also teaching with reference to language, literature and culture within formal, non-formal and informal educational processes. The work can be empirical or non-empirical and follow different theoretical and methodological premises. The choice of research methods is also subject- and interest-based, follows the research questions and is therefore not limited to certain approaches; accordingly, qualitative and quantitative approaches or mixed methods approaches are followed. Although the section's supervisors are based in specific philologies, they enable an interdisciplinary approach, as learning (and teaching) is a complex process that can only be understood and researched by taking multidisciplinary research perspectives into account. This also makes it possible to work on different disciplinary issues, such as didactic, philological, pedagogical and other issues that are related to the section's subject area.

The supervisors main topics are:

  • German language teaching
  • German as a foreign and second language, also taking multilingualism into account
  • Migration pedagogical approaches to German as a second language
  • English language teaching
  • English as a foreign and second language and lingua franca in educational contexts
  • Literature and media didactics

Head of Section

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Inci Dirim, M.A., Head

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Deputy Head


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christiane Dalton-Puffer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Inci Dirim, M.A.

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Julia Hüttner, MSc

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Krammer, Privatdoz.

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Jutta Ransmayr

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Reichl, Privatdoz.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karen Schramm

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hannes Schweiger

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ute Smit