Current/Upcoming Activities & Events


Project DMMA

We are currently working on a Dynamic model of Multilingualism Assessment (DMMA), which investigates the development of assessment criteria for multilingual development and multicompetence from a complexity and dynamic systems theoretical perspective (CDST). Stay tuned for more!

Presentations (South Africa)

Prof. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid was invited to hold a number of guest lectures in South Africa in the Spring of 2024.

  • Guest lecture at the University of Stellenbosch (hosted by Dr. Kim Wallmach), February 7, 2024.
  • Guest lecture at the University of Stellenbosch (hosted by Professor Marcelyn Oostendorp), February 8, 2024.
  • Guest lecture at the North-West University (Vanderbijlpark campus, hosted by Professor Gustav Butler), February 13, 2024.
  • Guest lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (hosted by Professor Haike Tappe), February 15, 2024.
  • Guest lecture at the Nelson Mandela University (hosted by Professor Jacqui Luck), February 19, 2024, 11:00.
  • Guest lecture at the North-West University (Potchefstroom campus, hosted by Professor Kotie Kaiser), February 22, 2024, 09:30.



Presentations, Lectures, and Workshops

  • "Towards multilingual literacy in early childhood education / Vers une alphabétisation multilingue dans l'éducation de la petite enfance" - Plenary presentation with Dr. Elisabeth Allgäuer-Hackl at Edilic Conference, University of Copenhagen, June 28-30, 2023.
  • Invited Workshop with Dr. Elisabeth Allgäuer-Hackl: "Teacher Training Courses in the Ladin Valleys (Italy/South Tyrol) / La formation des enseignants dans les vallées ladines du Tyrol du Sud", June 29, 2023.
  • Plenary Lecture with Dr. Elisabeth Allgäuer-Hackl: "Pluriversality and Plural Epistemologies" - presented at the Aurora Biannual Meeting alongside Dr. Spyros Themelis and Marian Arribas-Tombe (University of East Anglia), May 10-11, 2023.
  • Presentation on "From multi to pluri: Applying the Dynamic Model of Multilingualism to language education" at the International Conference on Multilingual Theories and Practice, Dublin City University, April 19-21, 2023.
  • Contribution on "Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Learners" at the 9th French-American Graduate Symposium (State University New York, Albany - Sorbonne University, Paris), April 14-15, 2023.
  • Presentation on "Metacognition in multilingual learning: Multilingual awareness as a key factor" at the DGFS Tagung, University of Cologne, March 8-10, 2023.


Projekt Sprachensensibilität für das Fach Wirtschaftsbildung

("Language sensitivity project for the subject of business education")

...was a cooperation project between DyME/Department ofEnglish Studies and the Foundation for Business Education Foundation (Stiftung für Wirtschaftsbildung, Vienna).

The Department of English Studies at the University of Innsbruck and the Foundation for Business Education Foundation (Vienna) signed a cooperation agreement in 2022 for a joint research project. The aim was to develop language-sensitive preparation of teaching materials for the subject of business education at lower secondary level and to coach the Foundation's team of authors.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid was the project manager.

The DyME team contributed its expertise and know-how in the field of multilingualism and the didactic preparation of language-sensitive materials to the project.

The project has been completed.


June 2020


"Vom Sprachstand zum Sprachprozess im Kontext von Mehrsprachigkeit"

August 2019

Press conference on the MeLa-study in Bolzano

Projekt Sprachensensibilität für das Fach Wirtschaftsbildung

Ein Kooperationsprojekt von DyME/Institut für Anglistik und der Stiftung für
Wirtschaftsbildung (Wien).

Das Institut für Anglistik der Universität Innsbruck und die Stiftung für
Wirtschaftsbildung (Wien) unterzeichneten 2022 eine Kooperationsvereinbarung für
ein gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt. Dessen Ziel war die sprachensensible
Aufbereitung von Unterrichtsmaterialen für das Fach Wirtschaftsbildung in der
Sekundarstufe I und das Coachen des Autor:innenteams der Stiftung. Als
Projektleiterin wurde ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid benannt.

Das DyME-Team brachte seine Expertise und Know-how auf dem Gebiet der
Mehrsprachigkeit und der didaktischen Aufbereitung sprachensensibler Materialien

Die Arbeiten wurden jeweils in enger Kooperation mit der Stiftung Wirtschaftsbildung ausgeführt. Das Projekt ist abgeschlossen.


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