Universität Wien FIND

100211 VO 17 MDaFZ M5 VO DaF-/DaZ-Vermittlung in spezifischen Handlungsfeldern (2022W)

Literalitätserwerb erwachsener Migrant:innen in einer Zweitsprache. Internationale Forschungsperspektiven

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 10 - Deutsche Philologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 25.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 08.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 22.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Tuesday 29.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Tuesday 06.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 10.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 17.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 24.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 31.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This online lecture focuses on non- and low-literate adult migrants who are in the process of acquiring literacy in a second language (cf. Lemke-Ghafir et al. 2021). In the first part (hosted by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Schroeder from Potsdam), we will look at the linguistic foundations of literacy (as opposed to orality) and the acquisition of literacy, and investigate the variety of writing systems and of orthographic systems. In the second part (hosted by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karen Schramm from Vienna), speakers from three different countries will present examples of teaching materials which were developed on the basis of the new LASLLIAM reference guide by the Council of Europe (2022) in order to illustrate levels of learning below A1. The third part of the lecture (hosted by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Czinglar from Jena) focuses on acquisitional processes, cognitive aspects and the assessment of literacy development in this vulnerable learner group. Each host invites three international researchers who will present online and in some cases also in a hybrid format, i.e. speakers will be on site and meet with the students. In order to relate these nine lectures from international researchers to the locals contexts of students in Jena, Potsdam and Vienna, we will frame them by on-site discussions of local student groups in German.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam (on site, 60 minutes) in English or German

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

100-90 %: 1
89-80%: 2
79-70%: 3
69-60%: 4
59-0%: 5

Examination topics

The written exam is based on three analytical questions about the nine lectures and the corresponding journal articles which are available on moodle.

Reading list

Council of Europe (2022). Literacy and Second Language Learning for the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. Online: https://rm.coe.int/prems-008922-eng-2518-literacy-and-second-language-learning-couv-texte/1680a70e18

Lemke-Ghafir, Cosima; Rezzani, Miguel; Schroeder, Christoph & Steinbock, Dorothee (2021). Erste Schrift und zweite Sprache. Migrant_innen ohne oder mit geringer formaler Bildung in Alphabetisierungskursen. IMIS Working Paper 11, Institut fürMigrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück. Osnabrück: IMIS. Online: https://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/4_Publikationen/PDFs/IMIS_WP11_Erste_Schrift_und_zweite_Sprache.pdf

Marschke, Britta (Hg.) (2022). Handbuch der kontrastiven Alphabetisierung. Berlin: Erich Schmidt. Online: https://www.esv.info/978-3-503-20655-1

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