Dr. phil. Tim Giesler (Lektor)

Fremdsprachendidaktik Englisch

Dr. phil. Tim Giesler

Office: GW 2, A 3.750
Telephone: 0421 218-68182
Office hours summer term:
Thursday, 10:15 - 11:15 am

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Curriculum Vitae

Tim Giesler has been a lecturer for English language education at Bremen University since 2010. Prior to that he worked as a secondary teacher for (mainly) English as a foreign language and history at several German schools. His main research interest is the history of teaching English in institutional contexts, a field in which he also completed his PhD thesis on the development of English as a foreign language at German schools. He is also interested in other areas of foreign language education, including Content and Language Integrated Learning, teaching literary content, and teaching English in heterogeneous contexts.

Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Articles and Chapters

Teaching Resources

  • Giesler, Tim. “UNIT 17. Renewable Energy" English for Social Purposes and Cooperation (A1-C1), edited by M.a Elena Gómez Parra and Christina A. Huertas-Abril, UCO press, pp. 183-192.

Reviews 

  • Giesler, Tim. “Rezension zu Schleich, Marlis (2015). Geschichte des internationalen Schülerbriefwechsels. Entstehung und Entwicklung im historischen Kontext von den Anfängen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Münster: Waxmann.” IJHE Bildungsgeschichte, February 2016, pp. 261-263.
  • Giesler, Tim. “Rezension zu Camerer, Rudi & Mader, Judith (2012). Intercultural Competence in Business English. Berlin: Cornelsen.” Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht. Didaktik und Methodik im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 171-172.

Conferences, Talks, and Workshops

  • Des histoires de réceptions des politiques didatico-linguistiques du Conseil de l'Europe, Tours (6/2022): "Communicative Language Teaching: British and German conseptions compared. (with Richard Smith)
  • IAFOR International Conference on Education, Hawaii (1/2022): "The Empirical Strikes Back:  Post-Pandemic Multi-sensory Implementation of Scientific Thinking into Language Teacher Education" (with Joanna Pfingsthorn)
  • ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) Research and Development Community Learning Modern Languages, Brussels, online conference (5/2021): "Flexible alienation and effective frustration: Pre-service foreign language teachers on their education during the COVID-19 crisis" (with Joanna Pfingsthorn) 
  • From Exclusion to Commuinty. Lehren und Lernen in pandemischen Zeiten, Eichstätt & Bremen, online conference (2/2021): "...und sie lernen doch! Englischlehrerbildung in Zeiten der Pandemie" (with Joanna Pfingsthorn)
  • Symposium Pluricentric languages and foreign language teaching, Bremen (9/20): "Plurizentrische Sprachen und Fremdsprachenunterricht. Implikationen für eine reflektierte Handlunsgpraxis in Schule, Hochschule und LehrerInnenausbildung" (with Joanna Pfingsthorn)
  • Annual Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society, Edinburgh (9/2019): "Much ado about nothing? The impact of the Reform Movement on (northern) German English language teaching"
  • Research in Literature in Language Learning Environments: Patterns and Possibilities, Erfurt (8/2019): "Zum unmittelbaren Genusse der Frucht gelangen - Young adult fiction in the 19th century ELT classroom"
  • Annual Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society, Maynooth (9/2018): “Peeking through the iron curtain: Methodological trends in Polish EFL textbooks in the socialist era” (with Joanna Pfingsthorn)
  • Bi/Multilingualism and the History of Language Learning and Teaching, HoLLT.net international meeting, Reading (7/2018): “Pre-Reform Professionals: Northern German language teacher biographies (ca. 1850-1875)”
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, lectureship (summer term 2018): “Principles of Language Teaching and Learning. Part II”
  • Fachtagung der PRIMUS-Schulen, Oberhausen (2/2018): Workshop “Englisch im jahrgangsübergreifenden Unterricht”
  • The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Rio de Janeiro (7/2017): “Change without innovation? Language teaching in shifting political contexts” (with SabineDoff)
  • Gut Siggen, Ostholstein: Perception of Social Threats and Crisis in Public Life and Education (7/2017): “The Langue of Innovation in (Foreign Language) Education”
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, guest talk (6/2017): “Teaching literature from a (trans-, inter-)cultural perspective”
  • Universität Zürich, conference “Die schulische Wissensordnung im Wandel (19. und. 20. Jahrhundert) - Schulfächer, Lehrpläne, Lehrmittel” (2/2017): “Nutzen oder Bildung? Englischunterricht in Bremen 1855-1875”
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, guest talk (1/2017): “Innovation in EFL from the historical, educational and political perspective”
  • SIHFLES, Faro: Innovations pédagogiques dans l’enseignement des langues étrangères: perspective historique (XVIe-XXIe siècles) (07/2016): “Plus ça change, plus c’est la mȇme chose. Do innovations really innovate teaching modern foreign languages?“ (with Joanna Pfingsthorn) 
  • 26. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung, Ludwigsburg (10/2015): “'Eton oder Sorbonne - Hauptsache England'. Norddeutsche Englischlehrerbiografien in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.” 
  • Lecture series “Heterogenität und Diversität im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe: Reflexion, Potenziale, Perspektiven”, Universität Bremen, winter term 2014/15: “Rahmenbedingungen und fachdidaktische Grundprinzipien.” (with Fatou N'Jie) 
  • GMF Bundeskongress 2014, Freiburg: “Gemeinsam kommunizieren - individuell fördern - Standards erreichen. Englischunterricht an bremischen Oberschulen.” (with Lena Schuett) 
  • 'Connecting Cultures?: An International Conference on the History of Teaching and Learning Second/Foreign Languages, 1500-2000', Nottingham (7/2014): “Foreign Language Teaching at 19th century Real- and Buergerschulen (middle schools) in Germany.” 
  • 25. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung, Augsburg (9/2013): “Modern Talking? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Vermittlung kommunikativer Kompetenz in offenen Unterrichtsarrangements.” (with SabineDoff
  • Fremdsprachenzentrum Bremen, Bremer Symposium 2013 “Fremdsprachliche Lernprozesse. Initiieren - Steuern – Begleiten”. Posterpräsentation: “Heterogenität im Englischunterricht: Heraus- oder Überforderung?”. (with SabineDoff and Katharina Verriere) 
  • Bielefeld School of Education, Workshop-Veranstaltung “Modelle Forschenden Lernens” (11/2012): “Fremdsprachenunterricht an der Oberschule - Forschendes Lernen am Beispiel der Englischlehrerausbildung an der Universität Bremen”. 
  • GMF Bundeskongress 2012, Essen: “School languages between economy and politics - the foreign language curriculum at Northern German schools (1850 to 1900).” 
  • 24. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung, Hamburg (9/2011): “Englischunterricht an der bremischen Bürgerschule (1855-1873).”