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PhD Projects

Completed PhD projects

Kemsies, Ronald. 2016. Teaching polysemous nouns in the EFL classroom through 'frame-based instruction' - a cognitive semantic Approach.(supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Richter, Karin. 2016. English-medium teaching in higher education and pronunciation. A longitudinal case study . (supervisor: Ute Smit)

Berger, Armin. 2015. Validating analytic rating scales. A multi-method approach to scaling descriptors for assessing academic speaking. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Gaisch, Martina. 2015. Affordances for Teaching in an International Classroom. A Constructivist Grounded Theory. (supervisor: Ute Smit)

Unterberger, Barbara Julia. 2014. English-medium degree programmes in Austrian tertiary business studies. (supervisor: Ute Smit)

Halimi, Florentina. 2011. English as a third language in Macedonia. Cross-linguistic influence in tertiary student production. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Linhart-Wegschaider, Helga. 2010. Foreign Language Learning and Advanced Age (Age-related aspects and learning result of different adult Age groups of autodidactic foreign language learners – An empirical investigation). (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Berger, Angela Bilingual problem solving in CLIL mathematics. (supervisors: Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Hans Humenberger-Faculty of Mathematics)


Ongoing PhD projects

Boniecki, Monika Susanne. Enhancing the comprehension of coherence relations via a discussion-based approach to ELF reading. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Hasenberger, Thomas. English for the natural sciences: developing and implementing a curriculum for a new subject at upper-secondary schools. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Hönig, I. Assessment literacy. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Khurshid, Ajmal. Second language motivational orientations of Pakistani undergraduate students.(supervisor: Ute Smit)

Mirtoska, Jasmina. The effect of different teaching methods on the acquisition, retention and integration of tense forms into spontaneous speech. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Nakakoji, Harushige. Plurilingual Communication in a Lingua-culturally Diverse Classroom: A Case Study of an English-medium Programme in Science and Engineering in Japan. (supervisor: Ute Smit)

Ott, Gudrun. Principles and uses of variation theory in form-focused language teaching. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Schiftner, B. The development of written discourse competence in advanced learners of English. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)

Schwarz, Marlene. Beyond the walls – Vocabulary learning from Extramural English in Austria. (supervisor: Ute Smit)

Usui, Yoshiko. Contextualizing CLIL in Japan: analyses of classroom interaction and language use. (supervisor: Christiane Dalton-Puffer)


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