Institutionalised Foreign Language Learning—Teaching English at Different Levels

  • Daniela Elsner


English did not become a mandatory subject for students of all different school types in Germany until 1964. Ever since then, many changes with regard to the organisation, the objectives aspired and the corresponding teaching and learning approaches have entered the course books. Even though this chapter touches on a few methodological and intentional aspects concerning the past, it primarily focuses on the present situation of English foreign language (EFL) classrooms in Germany.


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Further reading

  1. Christ, Ingeborg (2016): »Staatliche Regelungen für den Fremdsprachenunterricht. Curricula, Richtlinien, Lehrpläne«. In: Burwitz-Melzer, Eva/Mehlhorn, Grit/Riemer, Claudia/Bausch, Karl-Richard/Krumm, Hans-Jürgen (eds.): Handbuch Fremdsprachenunterricht [1989]. Tübingen, 56–59.Google Scholar
  2. Elsner, Daniela (2015): Kompetenzorientiert unterrichten. Englisch 1–4. Berlin.Google Scholar
  3. Grimm, Nancy/Meyer, Michael/Volkmann, Laurenz (2015): Teaching English. Tübingen.Google Scholar
  4. Hallet, Wolfgang (2011): Lernen fördern. Kompetenzorientierter Unterricht in der Sekundarstufe I. Seelze.Google Scholar
  5. Thaler, Engelbert (2016): Standard-basierter Englischunterricht. Die neuen Abitur-Bildungsstandards in die Praxis umsetzen. Berlin.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Elsner
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  1. 1.University of Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt/MainGermany

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