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In 2008 Barbara completed her MA studies in English literature and linguistics at the University of Vienna; during her studies she focussed primarily on adult education and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). In her MA thesis she conducted an evaluation study of a bilingual programme at secondary schools commissioned by the Vienna Board of Education (Stadtschulrat). Barbara joined the Institute for English Business Communication in 2009 as a Research and Teaching Assistant and started her doctoral studies. In her PhD thesis she investigated English-taught degree programmes at business and economics universities. Amongst other things, she conducted a case study at WU, in which she investigated the programme design of English-taught master’s programmes. After becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2013, she helped with the restructuring of EBC 1 and the transitioning of the course from LVP to the current PI format. Together with Chris Ross, she coordinates the EBC 1 programme and is also responsible for the EBC 1 tutorial. She teaches EBC 1, EBC 2 and, at the Institute for Business Education, the elective course “English as a Teaching Language”. Barbara is also an academic advisor for WU’s partner universities in Lisbon and interviews students who want to spend an exchange semester there.
Research interests Barbara’s research interests focus on tertiary education, i.e. teaching and learning at universities. This comprises higher education didactics, as well as the fields of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EMI (English-medium Instruction). She is also interested in developments and processes related to the Internationalisation of Higher Education.
Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. English-medium degree programmes in Austrian tertiary business studies: Policies and programme design. Dissertation. Universität Wien. j.mp/UnterbergerEMI
Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. “English-medium programmes at Austrian business faculties: A status quo survey on national trends and a case study on programme design and delivery”. AILA Review 25: 80-100.
Unterberger, Barbara & Nadja Wilhelmer. 2011. “English-medium Education in Economics and Business Studies: Capturing the Status Quo at Austrian universities”. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics: Thematic Issue on Languages in Business Education 161: 90-110.
Originalbeitrag in Fachzeitschrift
|2018||Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2018. The English-medium paradigm: a conceptualisation of English-medium teaching in higher education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 21 (5), 527-539. Mehr erfahren|
|2012||Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. English-medium programmes at Austrian business faculties: A status quo survey on national trends and a case study on programme design and delivery. AILA Review 25 80-100. Mehr erfahren|
|2011||Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2011. English-medium education in economics and business studies: capturing the status quo at Austrian universities. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 161 90-110. Mehr erfahren|
Originalbeitrag in Buch (Sammelwerk)
|2018||Komori-Glatz, Miya, Schmidt-Unterberger, Barbara. 2018. Creating the international managers of tomorrow, today? Stakeholder perspectives on English-medium business education. In: English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies, Hrsg. Tamah Sherman & Jirí Nekvapil, 310-334. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter. Mehr erfahren|
Vortrag auf wiss. Veranstaltung (begutachtet; z.B. Konferenz, Tagung)
|2015||Unterberger, Barbara. 2015. Policies and programme design: English-medium programmes at Europe’s largest business school. ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) 2015: At the Crossroads between Innovation and Practice, Brüssel, Belgien, 02.09-04.09. Mehr erfahren|
|2014||Komori-Glatz, Miya, Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. English-medium business education: creating the international managers of tomorrow, today. English in business and commerce: Interactions and policies, Prag, Tschechische Republik, 22.03-23.03. Mehr erfahren|
|2013||Unterberger, Barbara. 2013. English-medium programmes at Austrian business faculties: Policies, pedagogy and programme design. Integrating content and language in higher education (ICLHE 2013), Maastricht, Niederlande, 10.04.-13.04. Mehr erfahren|
|2012||Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. "English-medium programmes (EMPs) at Austrian business faculties: The status quo on distribution patterns, key characteristics & teaching aspects". INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: POLICY AND LANGUAGE TEACHING Multilingualism in Society, the World of Work, and Politics. New Challenges for Teaching at Institutes of Higher Education/Universities, Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland, 18 20 April, 2012. Mehr erfahren|
|2012||Unterberger, Barbara. 2012. "English-taught degree programmes in business education: programme design, implementation strategies and factors of success". Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education conference 2012, Edinburgh, Großbritannien, 5 - 6 July, 2012. Mehr erfahren|
|2011||Unterberger, Barbara. 2011. English-medium degree programmes at Austrian business faculties. AILA 2011: The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Peking, China, 23. - 28.8.2011. Mehr erfahren|
|2011||Unterberger, Barbara. 2011. The different varieties of English-medium teaching in higher education. CLIL Research Network Symposium at the AILA 2011: The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Peking, China, 23. - 28.8.2011. Mehr erfahren|
|2010||Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Best Practice Guidelines for CLIL Business Classes at Austrian Universities. CLIL 2010: In Pursuit of Excellence, Eichstätt, Deutschland, 188.8.131.52.2010. Mehr erfahren|
|2010||Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Establishing Best Practice Guidelines for CLIL Business Courses at Austrian Universities. International Conference on Languages in Business Education, Brussels, Belgien, 24. 26. 6. 2010. Mehr erfahren|
|2010||Unterberger, Barbara, Wilhelmer, Nadja. 2010. Macro & Micro Perspectives on Tertiary CLIL Business Courses at Austrian Universities. Who needs languages? Micro and macro perspectives into language education policies, Jyväskylä, Finnland, 7. 10. 6. 2010. Mehr erfahren|
Skriptum/Beitrag zu Skriptum
|2015||Copnall, Anthony, Komori-Glatz, Miya, Krieger, Wernfried, Landsmann, Lauren, Ross, Christopher, Unterberger, Barbara. 2015. EBC 1. English Business Communication 1. Management Book Service. Wien: MBS. Mehr erfahren|
|2014||Unterberger, Barbara. 2014. English-medium degree programmes in Austrian tertiary business studies: Policies and programme design. Dissertation, Universität Wien. Mehr erfahren|
|2008||Unterberger, Barbara. 2008. CLIL Prgrammmes in Theory & Practice: Benefits, Objectives and Challenges of CLIL & an Evaluation of 'The Dual Language Programme'. Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien. Mehr erfahren|