German as a Foreign Language and Language for Specific Purposes

Interculturality, Transculturality, Diversity

Acquiring and using a foreign language always entails engaging with foreign cultures. Our academic chair has two main areas of research here: Analyzing and interpreting literary texts (particularly drama and so-called hybrid literature) and reflecting on individual languages (such as Latin, English or French) in the German-speaking world in the past and present (with a focus on the Baroque and Enlightenment periods).

Particular focus is placed on interculturality and transculturality within the context of teaching in module DaFF 5. As part of our innovative teaching concept in this research-oriented program, a German-multilingual cultural dictionary is currently being developed as a separate project for students to deepen and improve their understanding of other cultures.