Language learning strategies: Comparative grammar of Slavic languages for practical application

Comparative grammar of Slavic languages for practical application

The project aims at developing and delivering strategies that can be used for independent and efficient learning of Slavic languages. This is to be done on the basis of an already well-known Slavic language (primarily Russian or Czech). In the background is the fact that professional practice by those working in the Central and Eastern European area often requires rapid incorporation of new linguistic and cultural realities and finding their way in a plurilingual environment. The project was therefore to develop a set of instruments allowing efficient use of already acquired (language) skills allowing utilization of synergy effects when learning additional Slavic languages. For this objective the results of historical and comparatively oriented Slavonic studies and language acquisition research should be applied to practice and a concept for targeted and economical language learning be built thereon.

Project management: Christof Heinz

Partner: Holger Kuße, TU Dresden

Duration: winter term 2003/04 - 2007