Thomas Raith 12.03.16 (1)Work experience

4/2012 to present: Full Professor

Department of English, University of Education (PädagogischeHochschule), Freiburg, Germany.

Responsibilities: director of the English department, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervision of teaching practice (secondary school), conducting research in the area of TEFL and cultural studies, supervision of Ph.D students

2006-2010: Research associate

Department of English, University of Education (PädagogischeHochschule), Heidelberg, Germany.

Responsibilities: Ph.D. research project on task-based language teaching and teacher education, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervision of teaching practice (secondary school)

2002-2006 / 2009-2012: Secondary School Teacher

Secondary schools in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

 

Education

University of Education Heidelberg, Germany
2010: Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Thesis title: Kompetenzen für aufgabenorientiertes Fremdsprachenunterrichten : eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Ausbildung von Fremdsprachenlehrkräften (Competences in task-based language teaching: a qualitative study in foreign language teacher education)

Research fields: task-based language teaching, foreign language teacher professional development, standards in teacher education

2006: M.A. in foreign language teaching

Dissertation title: Weblogs in the EFL-Classroom – A study on the relationship between audience and
writing

Research fields: digital media in language teaching, classroom action research, writing processes

1998: Graduation with state examination for secondary teachers in Germany