Internationalisation at home

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Martina Kopf’s 2016 thesis from the University of Auckland, Fostering peer interactions in online learning environments: The potential of videoconferencing for interactional abilities of foreign language learners in New Zealand secondary schools and Vera Leier’s thesis “just facebook me” A study of the use of Facebook in a German language course at a tertiary institution in New Zealand from the same year at the University of Canterbury, investigated what happened when German learners in New Zealand were asked to use digital tools to create opportunities for interaction with German speakers elsewhere.


We had the pleasure of interviewing Emelie Hahn, who is a German teacher at Gränbyskolan in Uppsala and a winner of the Guldäpplet (Golden Apple) award for teachers in 2020 “for her dedicated work to develop students’ language and cultural competence as well as digital competence“.

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