University of Tübingen

The Applied English Linguistics group at the University of Tübingen focuses on language learning & teaching with corpora and eLearning technologies, bilingual education (CLIL), English as a lingua franca, intercultural communication as well as translation and interpreting.

In the context of PELLIC, we are responsible for designing and implementing a virtual learning environment for authenticated and collaborative learning activities. We also develop e-learning contents and activity patterns, including spoken and written discourse materials geared to the pedagogical needs of PELLIC.


Kurt Kohn is Chair of the Applied English Linguistics group at the University of Tübingen; member of the steering committee of “Sprachen & Beruf” Düsseldorf and of the advisory board of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics (INJAL). His research interests include technology-enhanced language learning and teaching (CALL, multimedia, e-learning), pedagogic corpora, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and English as a Lingua Franca. Since the early 1990s, he has been involved EU projects. Recent publications: [with S. Braun & J. Mukherjee] (eds.). Corpus Technology and Language Pedagogy. Peter Lang, 2006; „Computer assisted foreign language learning“. In: Handbook of Applied Linguistics 6. Mouton-de Gruyter, 2009.




Andreas Glombitza is a researcher/lecturer and is working on his PhD in Applied English Linguistics, on the use of English as a lingua franca. He has been involved in the EU projects Backbone (LLP) and the Comenius network EcoMedia Europe. His research & development expertise is in eLearning, blended language learning and English as a lingua franca. Recent publications: [with K. Kohn & G. Helbich] „Perceived potential of educational ICT in European schools“. In: EcoMedia Comenius 3 Network (ed.). ICT in European Schools, ePortfolios and Open content. St. Michael: der wolf verlag.

Customized VLE

The PELLIC project aims to provide a virtual learning space where students can practice business communication skills in English within a Practice Enterprise environment.
This will be made available as an easily-accessible open source virtual learning environment ... read more

PELLIC is a project of the European Union

coordinated by Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland) in cooperation with: Florida Centre de Formació, C.V. (Spain), University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, (Czech Republic), King's College London (GB), University of Tübingen (Germany) and the ICC International Language Network (Germany).

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This Project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.