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Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri
Email: tusharc@hkbu.edu.hk
Tel: 3411-5752
Assistant Professor (German / German Area Studies)

Teaching

GERM 1008-9 European Language in Context I (German)
GERM 2008-9 European Language in Context II (German)
EURO 4007 Europe Economic and Business Life: Wirtschaft im Wandel / Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
EURO 4898-9 Honours Projects (European Studies)

Background

Tushar Chaudhuri earned his B.A. (Hons.) degree in German Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi India where he graduated at the top of his class. After completing a Masters in German literature with a thesis on Peter Weiss he went on to earn an M.Phil. degree in the field of intercultural learning and foreign language teaching. He taught German for four years at the Goethe-Institute New Delhi and finished a two year German teachers training course at the Goethe-Institutes in New Delhi, Pune, Berlin and Munich. He completed his Ph.D. with a magna cum laude from the University of Giessen, Germany.

At HKBU since 2005

Previous Experience:

  • German as a foreign language at the Goethe-Institute New Delhi
  • German for Students at the Department of Language, International Office, University of Giessen
  • German for Immigrants at the Institute for Adult Education, Wetzlar
Research Interests
  • Language learning pedagogy / acquisition
  • Multilingualism and foreign language acquisition
  • Acquisition of Grammar
  • E-learning & foreign language teaching
  • Intercultural learning
  • Empirical classroom research
Publications

Mehrsprachigkeit und Grammatikerwerb. "Multilingualism & Acquisition of Grammar" Gießener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik. Tübingen: Gunter Narr

(Puskás, Csilla): Interkulturelles Lernen im Zeitalter des Web 2.0 "Intercultural learning in the age of Web 2.0". In Zeitschrift für interkulterellen Fremdsprachenunterricht 02/2010 (announced).

(Hess, Hans-Werner): Prinzip Vernetzung: Stabilisierung und Dynamisierung beim Fremdsprachenlernen.. In Fremdsprache Deutsch 2009 (in preparation).

Deutsch als (Fremd)sprache in Indien: Die Rolle der multilingualen Ausgangssituation beim Grammatikerwerb. "The role of the multilingual environment in the acquisition of Grammar". In: Deutsch als Fremdsprache aus internationaler Perspektive. Neuere Trends und Tendenzen. München: Iudicium 2009 (in print).

(Gofman, Natalia et al): Kriterien für die Analyse von Lernmaterial im Internet. "Criteria for the analysis of learning materials on the internet". Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 2001. http://www.uni-giessen.de/daf/Kriterienkatalog/kriterienkatalog.html

Multilingual perspectives on German as a foreign language in India. Observations of an empirical study with learners of German as a foreign language in New Delhi. In: ForumSprache. Ismaning: Hueber Vol.1/2009. 6-22. http://www.hueber.de/forum-sprache