When Linguistics and Psychology Meet – New Research Project About Questioning Sequences in Coaching

Dr. Eva Graf is currently working on an exciting new research project about questioning sequences in coaching. She is building important groundwork to explore and improve the possibilities in the field of coaching. “In order to standardize coaching or to professionalize coaching, we not only need to know that it works, but we also need to very much know how it works,” says Graf.

Englische Redewendungen erlernen: Wie merkt man sie sich besser?

Redewendungen gelten als besonders schwierige Elemente, wenn es um das Erlernen einer Zweitsprache geht. Zugleich sind sie es aber, deren Verständnis und deren passende Verwendung eine hohe Sprachkompetenz ausweisen. Ein österreichisch-russisches Projekt untersucht nun, wie Englischlernende aus zwei verschiedenen sprachlichen und kulturellen Gebieten mit dem Erlernen von Redenwendungen umgehen. Das Projekt wird vom österreichischen Wissenschaftsfonds FWF gefördert.


English Language Teaching Today: Trends and Challenges

Guest professor Irena Vodopija-Krstanovic has many links to the University of Klagenfurt. She is an alumna, had a guest professorship in the English Department in 2014 and co-organized an Alps-Adriatic-Adriatic-Anglistics conference with a colleague of the Department in Klagenfurt. We had a lot to talk about, including her current guest lecture “English Language Teaching Today: Trends and Challenges”.


Online Guest Lecture: Gender in a Psychotherapeutic Interaction

Guest lecturer Prof. UAM dr hab. Joanna Pawelczyk
Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan

In this talk we will discuss how gender ‒ as one of the most salient social categories ‒ can be examined in language and interaction and how it emerges and matters in an interaction between a practitioner (a psychotherapist) and a client.

In the first part of the talk we will consider how gender can be studied in language and communication from an interactional perspective. Here we will focus on the ethnomethodological approach adopting the participant’s perspective and social constructionism following the analyst’s position. We will then apply these approaches to the professional context of psychotherapy to discuss how gender becomes relevant yet often an invisible category for the participants of the psychotherapeutic interaction.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the talk will take place online and can be joined via the following Zoom link:


Meeting-ID: 977 8466 4308

Kenncode: 009176