Dr. Michael Seyfarth

Dr. Michael Seyfarth

Lecturer (LfbA)

Deutsch als Fremdsprache mit Schwerpunkt Didaktik/Methodik
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room 1014
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37534

Dr. Michael Seyfarth

Dr. Michael Seyfarth

Lecturer (LfbA)

Herder-Institut
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Abstract

Michael Seyfarth works at the Herder Institute as a lecturer in the field of methodology/didactics of German as a foreign and second language and as an editor of the journal "Deutsch als Fremdsprache". He's teaching in the B.A. and M.A. programs with a focus on general aspects of teaching/learning languages, curriculum development and teaching/learning languages for specific purposes. Furthermore, he is responsible for internship preparation and follow-up seminars.

 

After graduating from Leipzig University, he worked as a German lecturer (DAAD-Sprachassistent/DAAD-Lektor) in Russia and as a research assistant in Nuremberg and Greifswald. He defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Vienna.

Professional career

  • since 05/2019
    Lecturer (Leipzig University, Herder-Institut)
  • since 09/2019
    Editor of the journal "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" (Leipzig University, Herder-Institut/interDaF am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig e.V.)
  • since 04/2020
    Research Assistant (Leipzig University, Herder-Institut)
  • 04/2018 - 03/2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Greifswald, Institute of German Philology)
  • 09/2014 - 03/2018
    German Lecturer (German Academic Exchange Service, Tomsk State Pedagogic University, Tomsk State University, Tomsk Polytechnic University)
  • 06/2013 - 06/2014
    Predoctoral Researcher (Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • 09/2012 - 06/2013
    German Lecturer (German Academic Exchange Service, (Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk State University)
  • 10/2010 - 07/2012
    Student Assistant (Leipzig University, Herder-Institut)

Education

  • 12/2014 - 04/2019
    Doctoral Studies (University of Vienna), Title of the doctoral project: "Language requirements in tourism-related service professions. Empirically sound curriculum development"
  • 10/2010 - 09/2012
    M.A.-Studies "German as a Foreign Language"
  • 10/2007 - 09/2010
    B.A.-Studies "German as a Foreign Language"

Michael Seyfarth's main areas of research include:

  • empirical curriculum development
  • teaching/learninge languages for specific purposes
  • cultural learning (especially research on memory discourses and their potentials for the foreign language classroom)
  • Seyfarth, M.
    Sprachlich-kommunikative Anforderungen in tourismusbezogenen Serviceberufen. Empirische Grundlagen für die Curriculumentwicklung
    Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. 2020
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  • Seyfarth, M.
    Lehrwerke für Tourismusberufe: Ein Blick auf das Beispiel Deutsch als Fremdsprache
    In: Ammon, U.; Costa, M. (Eds.)
    Sprachwahl im Tourismus – mit Schwerpunkt Europa/ Language Choice in Tourism – Focus on Europe / Choix de langues dans le tourisme – focus sur l'Europe . Boston: deGruyter. 2018. pp. 253-265
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  • Seyfarth, M.
    Sprachlich-kommunikative Anforderungen als Basis von Curricula: Ein Modell zur empirisch fundierten Curriculumentwicklung
    In: Efing, C.; Kiefer, K.-H. (Eds.)
    Sprachbezogene Aufgaben und Curricula in der beruflichen Bildung: Aktuelle Konzepte und Forschungsergebnisse. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2017. pp. 91-110
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  • Kimmelmann, N.; Seyfarth, M.
    Aufgaben in Fachkunde- und Arbeitsbüchern der beruflichen Bildung - Herausforderungen für die Entwicklung berufsbezogener sprachlich-kommunikativer Kompetenz
    In: Efing, C.; Kiefer, K.-H. (Eds.)
    Sprachbezogene Aufgaben und Curricula in der beruflichen Bildung: Aktuelle Konzepte und Forschungsergebnisse. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2017. pp. 217-238
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  • Seyfarth, M.
    Empirische Curriculumentwicklung: Das Rahmencurriculum für die sprachliche Qualifizierung von TouristenführerInnen
    In: Schramm, K.; Seyfarth, M. (Eds.)
    Hochschulbezogene Curriculumentwicklung im Fokus (=Thematischer Teil im Jahrbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache 2015). München: IUDICIUM. 2017. pp. 55-67
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more publications

  • Herder-Institut
    Zeitschrift "Deutsch als Fremdsprache"
    Start Date of Collaboration: 01/01/1964
    External participating organisations: interDaF e.V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
    Involved persons: Fandrych, Christian; Seyfarth, Michael; Wallner, Franziska; Schwendemann, Matthias
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more cooperations

Focus didactics and methodology

  • Written competencies: Curricular and methodological aspects (UL)
  • Forms of teaching/learning German as a foreign/second language (UL)
  • Preparation for the internship (UL)
  • Research on teaching/learning material (UL)
  • Teaching/learning German for specific purposes (UL)
  • Audiovisual media between cultural, aesthetic and language learning (UG)
  • Curriculum development (UG)
  • Literary texts in German as a foreign/second language (UG)
  • Teaching/learning German for general, job-related, professional and scientific purposes (UG)
  • Competence-oriented use of audio-visual materials and literary texts (various trainings for teachers in higher education)


Focus cultural learning

  • Transcultural learning (UL)
  • German-Russian memory spaces (UG)
  • Foreignness and its media representation (UG)
  • (Inter-)cultural competence in theory and practice (UG)
  • Cultural learning in German as a foreign/second language (UG)
  • Research on memory discourses and and their potentials for the foreign language classroom (various trainings for teachers in higher education)


General subject-related and scientific focuses

  • Introduction to German as a foreign/second Language (UG)
  • Tendencies and structures of the subject German as a foreign Language (UG)
  • Institutional and cultural influences on teaching/learning German as a foreign/second language(UG)
  • Empirical research on teaching/learning languages (various trainings for teachers in higher education)

Note:

UL - Leipzig Univ.

UG - Univ. of Greifswald