About GFL (German as a foreign language - ISSN 1470-9570)
Teaching and Learning German in an Intercultural Context
An Internet Journal for all Germanists
GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (GFL) is a fully-refereed academic journal which aims to promote research and teaching in the field of German Language. It will publish articles in English and German on all aspects of German language teaching and learning, including the intercultural aspects involved in this process and the specific perspectives on learning and teaching German outside the German-speaking countries.
The journal is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut, and is published three times a year – in April, September and December. It is available free of charge on the internet. GFL does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.
GFL is an open access journal, which allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose. Reuse of material from GFL is permitted with attribution for non-commercial purposes.
GFL features theoretical and applied contributions to the following areas:
Approaches and methods in language teaching and learning
· German as a foreign language
· Language learning theories
· Use of technology in language learning (CALL, Internet, etc.)
· Testing, measuring and monitoring students' performance
· Teacher education and development
Intercultural aspects of language teaching and learning
· Intercultural approaches to the teaching of German
· General and country-specific problems of intercultural communication
· Development of intercultural competence (education and training)
· Problems in interpreting and translating between two cultures
German in English-speaking countries
· Country-specific contributions on stocktaking, needs and demand
· Learning German for speakers of English
· Country-specific contributions on the teaching and learning of German and cross-cultural awareness
Concepts and examples in language teaching and learning
· German for general purposes
· German for special purposes
· Teaching techniques
· Teaching materials development
· Evaluation of new language learning materials
· Language teaching resources
· Autonomous learning
· Exchange programmes and residence abroad
Readers are requested to register with Prof. Guido Rings and will receive a notification by email when a new issue is published.