Carmen M. Amerstorfer is a senior scientist at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She taught foreign language learners of all ages and at educational levels from pre-K to tertiary at educational institutions in Austria, the Netherlands, and China. In her current position as a teacher educator, she applies a problem-oriented teaching approach to her language teaching methodology courses. Among others, she teaches a course on Games and Activities in the EFL Classroom and regularly organises excursions to a secondary school that promotes learner cooperation and self-reliance. Carmen’s main research interests include learner-centred and problem-oriented teaching, strategic language learning, and features of psychology in language learning. In 2015, Carmen organised an international conference on language learning strategies that is hosted biennially throughout the world. Recently, she co-edited Language Learning Strategies and Individual Learner Characteristics: Situating Strategy Use in Diverse Contexts (2018, Bloomsbury) with Rebecca L. Oxford. For further information, see carmenamerstorfer.com.
PhD from Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt
Master of Education TESOL from the University of Edinburgh, UK
Diploma of Education from the Private University College of Education Linz