Sylwia Adamczak-Krysztofowicz,PhD. D.Litt.

D.Litt in Applied linguistics, Professor extraordinarius,  
 
Affiliation:
Institute of Applied Linguistics
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
 
Office:
Collegium Novum
Wydział Neofilologii
Instytut Lingwistyki Stosowanej UAM
al. Niepodległości 4,
61-874 Poznań
 
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Phone: 0048 61 8292925
 
POSITIONS AND DUTIES HELD

Professor extraordinarius (full time employment)
Head of the Department of Intercultural Glottopedagogy
Vice Director of the Institute for Science and Research
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Glottodidactics in general, didactics and methodology of GFL, intercultural glottopedagogy, intercultural communication, text didactics, language andragogy
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Specialization courses (glottodidactics, BA seminars, MA seminars for stationary and extramural students in glottodidactics and intercultural competence, seminars on intercultural learning in foreign language didactics and authentic texts didactics, seminars on communication skills and intercultural communication, study tours and Polish-German intensive seminars, other seminars within the scientific field)
  
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH POPULARISATION ACTIVITIES

Organization and conduct of nine Polish-German study tours and other international seminar series
Preparing of two exhibitions popularizing places of remembrance (in Poznan and Marburg)
Initiation and preparation of cooperation between AMU and the Universities of Marburg and Darmstadt within Erasmus LLP framework
Numerous stays abroad
Guest lectures for school teachers
Papers published in nonscientific magazines popularizing foreign language education in Poland and Germany
 
THESES SUPERVISED

60 Master Theses
2 ready PhD Theses:
 
Trojan, Katarzyna: Developing integrated language skills and interculturalcommunicative competence through podcasts in studies of German as a foreign language in Poland (2010-2014)
 
Janocha, Aleksandra: Foreign language learner as reflexive Partner in developing of feedback culture in German as a foregin language teaching at university (2012-2014)
  
PROFESSIONAL CARIEER IN POLAND

1998-2002 PhD student and lecturer at the Department of Glottodidactis and Translation at AMU, Poznań
2002 till 2013 Assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at AMU, Poznań
2013 till now Professor extraordinarius at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at AMU, Poznań
 
INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS  DURING PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES IN GERMANY

Assistant at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O. Professorship in foreign language didactics with special emphasis on German-Polish cultural comparison and language development (under supervision by  prof. dr hab. W. Pfeiffer), 1998-1999.
 
Research fellow at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O. Professorship in foreign language didactics with special emphasis on German-Polish culture comparison and language development (under supervision by  prof. dr hab. W. Pfeiffer), 1999-2004.
 
Research fellow at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O. Professorship in Linguistics: linguistic communication and media research (under supervision by prof. dr. H. Schröder), 2004-2007.
 
Guest professor at the Institute of Linguistics and Literature Studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Mehrsprachigkeit/DaZ/DaF, invitation extended by Prof. B. Hufeisen), 2012-2013.
 
Guest professor at the Institute of German Lingusitics and Arts at the Philipp University of Marburg (Abteilung Deutsch als Fremdsprache, invitation extended by Prof. R. Albert), 2015-2016.
 
COOPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CENTERS

1.08.-1.10.1999 research at the Institute of German Language and Linguistics at the Humboldt University in Berlin (research supervisor: dr. Ilka Höppner)
 
1.08.-31.08.2000 research at the Kiel University (research supervisor: prof. dr. phil. Dr. h. c. Winfried Ulrich)
 
1.10.-31.10.2001 research at the Vienna University (research supervisor: prof. dr. Hans-Jürgen Krumm)
 
1.02.-31.03.2005 research at the Institute for Research on Teaching Foreign Languages in Marburg (research supervisor: prof. dr. Frank G. Königs)
 
15.07.-15.12.2007 research at the Kiel University (research supervisor: prof. dr. phil. dr. h.c. Winfried Ulrich)
 
1.07.-1.09.2008 research at the Institute for Research on Teaching Foreign Languages in Marburg (research supervisor: prof. dr. Frank G. Königs)
 
2008-2016 numerous shorter research or teaching stays abroad within LLP Erasmus (Universities in Malaga, Frankfurt/O, Marburg, Darmstadt, Berlin, Nijmegen, Sevilla).
 
15.07.-15.08.2017 research at the Kiel University (research supervisor: prof. dr. phil. dr. Michael Düring)
 
International cooperation

2009-2011 - POLDI - a project with the Institute of School Pedagogy in Marburg: 6 study visits and intercultural seminars;

2012-2013 - WSK - a project with the Technical University of Darmstadt: development of an electronic dictionary of multilingualism;

2012-2013 - DaPO - a project with the Technical University of Darmstadt: preparation of theoretical and practical foundations for e-learning in e-tandems;

2013-2014/2015 – e-Tandem - a project with the Technical University of Darmstadt;
 
2014 Erasmus Intensive „Tracing European Space / Europäischer Alltag: Sprachen, Kulturen und Identitäten erkennen”, Partners: Phillips-Universität Marburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Univerza v Ljubljani, Linné Universitetet Vaxjö, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
 
2014 The Warsaw Rising: Joint search for traces after 70 years - a project with the Institute of School Pedagogy in Marburg
 
2014-2016 RADAR:  Regulating Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism – a project with university in Perugia, University Herriot- Watt in Edynburg (Great Britain), University in Zuyd (Holand), LEARNMERA (Finnland), Athens Network of Collaborating Experts (Greece), Computer Technology Institute and Press "DIOPHANTUS" (Greece) and KEY&KEY Communications (Italy)
 
PUBLICATIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC DEGREES

PhD dissertation: „Authentische Texte als Quelle interkultureller Kommunikationskompetenz. Eine qualitativ-quantitative Studie der universitären Landeskundevermittlung im DaF-Unterricht in Polen” (Texts as bases for cross-cultural communication. A survey on cultural approaches in studying German as a foreign language in Poland. Hamburg: Dr. Kovač (302 pages, book in the German language)
 
Post-doctoral dissertation: „Fremdsprachliches Hörverstehen im Erwachsenenalter. Theoretische und empirische Grundlagen zur adressatengerechten und integrativen Förderung der Hörverstehenskompetenz am Beispiel Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Polen” (Foreign language listening comprehension in adult education. Theoretical and empirical foundations for the recipient-oriented and integrative development of listening comprehension competence among Polish learners of German as a foreign language.Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM (406 pages, book in the German language)
 
MEMBERSHIPS IN ORGANIZATIONS

2003 till now Modern Language Association of Poland
2004 till now Association of German Teachers
2008 till now International Association of Teachers of German
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Coordinator of the curricula and German as a foreign language classes for 2nd year B.A. studies and co-author of the curricula for  2nd year B.A. Applied linguists studies (2002-2009)

Member of the Faculty’s assessment council (Faculty of Modern Languages 2003-2008)

Member of international conferences’ organizing committees
 
2000 “Thousand years of German-Polish relations: Language- literature- culture-politics” (Warsaw 5-8 April, 2000);

2003 “National past – European future. Innovative models and projects for cross-border cooperation in science and practice” (Frankfurt/O and Słubice 26-28 October, 2003);

2009 “Current problems of Applied Linguistics. Interculturality as a key-competence for foreign language teachers, interpreters and mediators” (Poznań 24-26 September, 2009)

2015 Head of international conference’s organizing committee and member of scientific committee “Applied linguistics: experience and prospects” (Poznań 16-17 October, 2015)

2016 Head of international conference’s science and organizing committee “International Teaching Cooperation in German as a Foreign Language” (Marburg, 21-22 July 2016)

Coordinator of staff exchange between the Institute of Applied linguistics, AMU  and the Institute of School Pedagogy in Marburg (Erasmus LLP program) (since 2008)

Coordinator of student exchange (study tours and intercultural seminars for students of the Institute of Applied Linguistics, AMU and the Institute of School Pedagogy in Marburg (Erasmus LLP program) (2009, 2010)

Member of the Institute of Applied Linguistics Council (since 2008)

Vice Director of the Institute of Applied Linguistics for Science and Research, by proxy (since 10/2010)

Director of the Institute of Applied Linguistics for Science and Research (since 2013 till now)
 
EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant to the Editor in Chief for the scientific journal Glottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics (from 1999 to 2005)
 
Editor

Editor in Chief for the scientific journal Glottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics (from 2017)

2011 Aktuelle Probleme der angewandten Linguistik. Interkulturalität als Schlüsselkompetenz für Fremdsprachenlehrer, Dolmetscher und Mediatoren. Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia/Kowalonek-Janczarek, Monika/Maciejewski, Marcin/Sopata, Aldona (eds.). Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM;
 
2012 Multikompetent – multimeldial – multikulturell? Aktuelle Tendenzen in der DaF-Lehrerausbildung. Posener Beiträge zur Angewandten Linguistik. Band 2. Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia/ Stork/ Antje (eds.). Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag;
 
2014 Kultur – Kommunikation – Kreativität – Reflexivität. Beiträge zum universitären Fremdsprachenunterricht. Posener Beiträge zur Angewandten Linguistik. Band 4. Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia/Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (eds.). Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag
 
2017 Hochschulen international venetzen. Internationale Lehrkooperationen in der Germanistik und in Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Band 34. Albert, Ruth/ Adamczak-
Krysztofowicz, Sylwia/ Jentges, Sabine (eds.).Hohengehren: Schneider Verlag.
 
PRIZES AND HONOURS AWARDED

05/2002 AMU Rector’s Prize for completing the doctoral dissertation ahead of time 
11/2003 Polish Prime Minister’s Prize for the outstanding doctoral dissertation completed before the age of 30
09/2005 AMU Rector’s Prize for didactic and organizational achievements
10/2010 Individual AMU Rector’s Prize for research achievements
12/2010 the President of Poland’s Bronze Medal for long-lasting excellent services
01/2011 Nomination for Polish Prime Minister’s Prize for the outstanding habilitation dissertation completed before age 38
09/2012 AMU Rector’s team award for international didactic achievements
10/2014 AMU Rector’s  Prize for achievements in teaching (international didactic projects)
 
SCIENTIFIC OUTPUT IN STATISTICS

7 books, 70 articles, 3 reviews, 1 report, (80 published works together), 2 articles in press
 
GUEST LECTURES

03/2003 lecture within lecture series for Modern Language Association of Poland
01/2004 lecture within methodological workshops series for the  Polish Association of German Teachers
05/2006 lecture and guest seminars in Malaga, Spain (Erasmus LLP staff mobility grant)
11/2006 lecture and intercultural seminars in Frankfurt/Oder (Erasmus LLP staff mobility grant)
06/2008 lecture and intercultural seminars in Marburg (Erasmus LLP staff mobility grant)
02/2009 lectures and guest seminars in Marburg (within Erasmus LLP staff mobility grant)
11/2009 glottodidactical seminar for students in Marburg (within Erasmus LLP staff mobility programme) titled “Dealing with authentic listening texts in foreign language classes. Instruction design for German-Polish podcasts in school and university training“
12/2010 guest seminar and lecture in Berlin (within Erasmus LLP staff mobility programme) titled “Preparation of study tours and intercultural student projects, places of remembrance in foreign language teaching”.
03/2014 guest week seminar in Berlin (within Erasmus Intensive Programme „Tracing European Space / Europäischer Alltag: Sprachen, Kulturen und Identitäten erkennen”.
03/2016 guest seminar in Nijmegen (within Erasmus LLP staff mobility programme) titled “Developing listening and reading comprehension in foreign language teaching”.
06/2016 guest workshop for teachers in Sevilla (within Erasmus LLP staff mobility programme) titled “Integration of developing listening and reading comprehension in teaching German as a foreign language”.
 
Participation in 35 international conferences and congresses with a paper presentation and in 6 without a paper presentation.
 
 


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