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Veronika Wolff, StRin: "Not just for Oberstufe": Literarische Originaltexte im Englischunterricht - November 12, 2013


1. Veronika Wolff, StRin
Veronika Wolff studied English and German Studies at the University of Augsburg to become a teacher for grammar schools, and also spent a year at Queen Mary, University of London. During her studies, she received a scholarship from the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes". After her first state exam (2009) she completed her traineeship at the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich. Starting in the school year of 2011/2012, she is a teacher for English and German at the Paul-Klee-Gymnasium in Gersthofen. As a teacher, Veronika Wolff puts emphasis on introducing pupils to literature.

2. Abstract of the Lecture
This lecture aims at showing that and how the work with authentic, non-simplified literary texts can be realised already in the secondary level I. As an example, Not Just For Christmas is used, a novella by the Irish author Roddy Doyle. At first, the text's content is presented and analysed, and subsequently it is shown, how it can be used in lessons with respect to a wide variety of skills. The lecture is practical and presents an overview of a successfully conducted lesson sequence as a whole as well as an exemplary presentation of separate lessons and ideas for teaching materials.

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