• The BMBF has approved the joint project "(Digital) Construction Kit for the Work-Oriented Promotion of Basic Literacy Skills in (Training) Professions in the Construction Industry" (duration: October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2024; funding code W1498AAOG). Project partners are the teaching and research area of didactics of construction technology as coordinator (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Volker Rexing, Dr. Christina Lange) as well as the Cornelsen eCademy & inside GmbH and the Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH (training center Kerpen).

    • Within the framework of this project, TWO POSITIONS (PER 8 HOURS/WEEK) are available for student assistants. If interested, send a letter of application or motivation with a short CV by email to: .

  • September 30 to October 02, 2021: DGSS online conference on the topic „Sprecherziehung in der Lehrer:innenbildung und in der Hochschullandschaft“ More informations...
  • October 7, 2021: Presentation „Quelle langue et quel registre pour quelle profession? Un regard sur les registres professionnels d´un point de vue linguistique et didactique“ (Plenary lecture at the international conference „Specialised language teaching in the era of globalisation/L’enseignement des langues de spécialité à l’heure de la globalisation“, October 7 to October 8, 2021, Paris)
  • October 23, 2021: "How does reality enter the language curriculum? Ansätze einer empirischen Fundierung berufsweltbezogener Sprachförderung" (Plenary lecture at the AkDaF annual conference "Deutsch (als Fremd- und Zweitsprache) im und für den Beruf", October 23, 2021, ZHAW, Winterthur).

Congratulation to

  • Heiner Apel for election as section leader "Speech Science and Phonetics" in the Society for Applied Linguistics (together with Alexandra Ebel)!
  • Anne Vollema: She completed her B.A. in Linguistics and Communication Studies at the ISK of RWTH Aachen University, her Master's degree in Digital Media Communication, and her DGSS training at the Prüfstelle Aachen. With her final thesis on "Curriculum 4.0... und Action! Eine empirische Analyse der Bewertungsanforderungen an mündliche Prüfungen durch den Vergleich von Präsenz- und Videoprüfungen in der Rhetorik ", she has now won the DGSS award for the best thesis 2021 among all submitted DGSS theses!


Current Publications

  • Michaux, Valerie/Méndez, Josefine/Heiner Apel (2021): Mündlich Gendern? Gerne. Aber wie genau? Ergebnisse einer Akzeptanzuntersuchung zu Formen des Genderns in der Mündlichkeit. In: SPRACHREPORT 02/2021, S. 34-41. Available online