Fachstelle für Berufsspezifische Sprachkompetenzen von Sprachenlehrpersonen PHSG

Centre for Teachers’ Language Competences

The specialist unit provides research, development, consulting and training services in the field of occupation-specific language skills (in both foreign languages and the respective language of schooling) for teachers. Its activities pick up on preliminary projects financed by the Federal Office of Culture that sought to develop occupation-specific language skills profiles for foreign language teachers.

Two of the specialist unit’s current focal areas are the formative and summative evaluation of these language skills. Between 2015 and 2017, it created a corresponding online platform and conducted test and development work on language skills profiles for additional educational contexts.

Institute Institute for Language Teacher Education
Head Professor Lukas Bleichenbacher
Team Dr Catherine Diederich, Robert Hilbe, Professor Wilfrid Kuster, Dr Thomas Roderer (PHSG), Dietlinde Ebeling, Brigitte Forster Vosicki, Pascal Schweitzer (UniL, Centre des langues), Germana D’Alessio, Daniela Kappler (SUPSI-DFA), Olivier Bolomey, Rosanna Margonis-Pasinetti (HEP Vaud), Peter Lenz (UNIFR; RCM)
Project partners PHSG Institute for Didactic Strategies in Language Teaching (Leading House), Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud (HEP Vaud), University of Lausanne (UNIL), EDK, University of Fribourg (Main Consulting)
Duration 2017 to 2020
Financing State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI (HEdA, Article 59)

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Sekretariat Institut Fachdidaktik Sprachen

Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen
Hochschulgebäude Hadwig
Notkerstrasse 27
9000 St.Gallen

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