Focus phonetics

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Creative approaches to pronunciation training in German as a foreign and second language

February 15 and 16, 2018

On February 15 and 16, 2018, the Department of German as a Foreign and Second Language at the University of Kassel hosted a conference on "Focus PHONETICS - Creative Approaches to Pronunciation Training in German as a Foreign and Second Language". During the conference, the participants dealt with creative approaches to pronunciation teaching, tested them themselves and discussed them afterwards.

Lectures and workshops

Plenary lectures

Dr. Silvia Dahmen (University of Cologne)
"Phonetics and Orthography - Mutual Influences in the Acquisition of
German as a Second Language"

Prof. Dr. Ursula Hirschfeld (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)
On the usefulness of contrastive phonetics in DaF/DaZ teaching

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Reinke (Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig) Der Rhythmus macht's: Training pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary with creative rhythm texts



Dr. Sieglinde Eberhart (Freiburg University of Education)
Whose turn is it? - Pronunciation training with scenic play

Sandra Kroemer (Wiesbaden)
Jumping, singing, running and scuffling vowels.... Vowels in motion!

Nadine Saxinger (Amsterdam)
Deut(sch)lich bitte!
Improving pronunciation with theatrical methods!

Dr. Kathrin Wild (University of Bielefeld)
Musically through pronunciation lessons