Gamification - Using design and game elements in the EFL classroom

by Glod Gilles

This thesis discusses the ways in which one of the basic human instincts – the urge to play – can be used in an EFL classroom to improve learners’ motivation, social skills and willingness to engage in language learning. My thesis focuses on three major aspects. First, in my lessons, I have implemented games as well as features that often form the core of games, such as rules of play, experience points, achievements, and the levelling up and customization of an avatar....
lundi 6 août 2018/Number of views (3864)/Comments (0)/

Desperately Unrehearsed on the Global Stage. The case for drama in the Luxembourg curriculum

by Bintener Nathalie

The main object of this work is to make a case for drama in the Luxembourg curriculum for secondary schools. In my thesis I first of all analyse the concept of the curriculum and briefly describe its historical development in England and Luxembourg. I contend that the idea for drama in education is based on the long tradition for child-centred and creative education in England and backed by academic research. I further explain the current situation in England and touch upon more recent...
lundi 10 août 2015/Number of views (6081)/Comments (0)/

To what extent can cooperative learning be successfully integrated into a conventional EFL classroom?

by Wilwert Martine

The following travail de candidature examines the key factors that are contributory to the successful integration of cooperative learning in the traditional EFL classroom. It looks at how my personal understanding of cooperative learning and my application of it in the classroom have developed over a period of three academic years (2012-2015). The main research questions are: 1. Which key factors are contributory to a successful integration of cooperative learning? 2. What evidence may...
vendredi 7 août 2015/Number of views (5450)/Comments (0)/

The Long Way Home…? Transforming the Fairy Tale – Medium, Genre, and the Metaphor of the Road

by Schreiner Laure

This study examines classic and post-modern feminist strands of literary fairy tale writing, and proposes the image of the palimpsest to articulate the different versions’ relation to each other. While the classic narratives provide the dominant marks on the palimpsest, they coexist, and indeed interact, with numerous "Other" versions of the tales. This comparative analysis combines various theoretical and analytical approaches to shed new light on the dialogue between the classic...
vendredi 7 août 2015/Number of views (6202)/Comments (0)/

Interactive or inactive? Whiteboards in the Luxembourgish EFL classroom

by Mandy Ann Lyons

Research aims and objectives (Objectifs de la recherche) In this day and age the computer and other information and communications technology (ICT) are very much present in our schools. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are simply the next step towards a more digitalized classroom. This research project therefore aims to answer two important questions: - Can IWBs respond to the needs and requirements of the Luxembourgish EFL classroom? and more significantly: - Do IWBs make teaching...
vendredi 7 août 2015/Number of views (4197)/Comments (0)/

Harry Potter and the World of Animals. The Role of Animals and Their Relationship to the Characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series

by Sandra Weidert

Ever since its beginnings, children’s literature has had a special affinity for animal stories, as these seem to lend themselves particularly well when it comes to igniting children’s imagination. The hugely successful Harry Potter series is no exception. Here too animals play an important part, and their influence on the plot and the characters is manifold. It is therefore surprising that so far relatively little has been written on the subject. The goal of this thesis is to...
jeudi 6 août 2015/Number of views (3681)/Comments (0)/

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES AND TABOOS IN THE CLASSROOM. Teaching Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower in an Intermediate English Language Course

by Fabienne Muller

The aim of this thesis is to deal with controversial issues in an intermediate English language class. The focus lies on finding ways to integrate taboo topics in the curriculum and on making them accessible for the students, using The Perks of Being a Wallflower as a vehicle for this. The first part analyzes, on the one hand, education in general in Luxembourg, as well as the role of the teacher. On the other hand, it considers Paulo Freire’s concept of democratic education with all...
jeudi 6 août 2015/Number of views (5739)/Comments (0)/

Teaching English to Digital Natives - Harnessing the power of social networks andInformation and Communication Technology (ICT)

by Anne Catherine Scheer

In September 2011, facebook claimed to have reached “more than 800 million active users”. At fixed times throughout the week I meet about 100 of them: they are my students. For them, as much as for me, the use of social networks and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral part of our daily lives. A considerable part of the world population follows its innate need and desire for connectedness in this way, living out its primal tendency as a gregarious...
vendredi 12 juin 2015/Number of views (6235)/Comments (0)/

ASPECTS OF THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN THE LUXEMBOURGISH SCHOOL SYSTEM

by Francisca Rocha Monteiro

The principal aim of this project was to develop a greater understanding of how second language acquisition (SLA) differs from first language acquisition (FLA), and how this affects the attainment of English in Luxembourgish schools. In order to achieve this goal we decided to observe language production by students in their first year of English and subsequently determine to what extend the mother tongue or other previously acquired languages influence their English performance. In...
jeudi 11 juin 2015/Number of views (6081)/Comments (0)/

ASPECTS OF THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN THE LUXEMBOURGISH SCHOOL SYSTEM

by Christopher Savage

The principal aim of this project was to develop a greater understanding of how second language acquisition (SLA) differs from first language acquisition (FLA), and how this affects the attainment of English in Luxembourgish schools. In order to achieve this goal we decided to observe language production by students in their first year of English and subsequently determine to what extend the mother tongue or other previously acquired languages influence their English performance....
jeudi 11 juin 2015/Number of views (5922)/Comments (0)/
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Critical Tweeting in the Classroom - Conducting research, sharing results and creating a knowledge base through ICT

by Luc Huberty

Research objectives   The idea behind the proposed topic for a travail de candidature revolves around making productive use of modern-day informatics technology in- and outside the traditional classroom environment. As technology has become an integral part of a teenage learner’s life, often accompanying the student from the moment they wake up until the end of the day, the question arises whether and how IT could make a meaningful contribution towards allowing a learner to...
mardi 9 juin 2015/Number of views (6343)/Comments (0)/

I Guess I am a Good Enough Daughter

by Marie-Anne Dentzer

In my thesis I discuss the mother-daughter relationships in a number of graphic memoirs by women, published predominantly in the last decade. The decision to look at the medium of the graphic memoir/novel is based on its distinctiveness, that the combination of word and image offers a rich and complex area for analysis, and the rapidly increasing importance of the graphic novel in English. This latter point includes a shift from subculture to mainstream which links with the time period...
mercredi 1 avril 2015/Number of views (5056)/Comments (0)/
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