Dr Gabriele Schmidt
Areas of expertise
- German Language 200307
- Language Studies 2003
- Applied Linguistics And Educational Linguistics 200401
- Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302
Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Language Learning Motivation; Curriculum Development; History of German in Australia
Gabriele Schmidt is a lecturer in the German Studies Program in the School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics. She has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bielefeld specialising in German as a Foreign Language and a PhD in Linguistics from the ANU. In her PhD thesis she investigated the motivation of Australian university students to learn German. Before joining the ANU in 1996 Gabriele was a lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf.
2015: Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
2009: The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Community Outreach (Team Award)
2003: The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2003: Honorary award from the German Ambassador for supporting the German-speaking culture in Australia and the foundation of the Canberra German-speakers’ Network
I am currently working on a study that investigates the language learning motivation of international students in Australia.
I welcome proposals from Honours, PhB, Masters and PhD students. Generally I am interested in supervising work in the areas of research interests listed above. I have an interest in quantitative and qualitative research methods and am familiar with some of the relevant software programs.
Current PhD supervision (Primary Supervisor):
Mr Aser Altalib
Working title: Dynamics of Motivation of University Students in Saudi Arabia Learning English
My last Honours student (2016) wrote her thesis on "The discursive representation of refugees in German newspapers". Result: First Class Honours (H1)
Ammon, U; Sambe, S & Schmidt, G (eds.) Förderung der deutschen Sprache weltweit. Vorschläge, Ansätze und Konzepte. Verlag Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, ca. 500 pp.