Learning German in Israel

Project management
01.2019 - 12.2020
History, Policy, Learning, Teaching

The project looks at learning and teaching German as a Foreign Language in Israel, where after 1945 the German language was looked down upon and where learning German still does not seem self-evident today. Proceeding from the historically complex relationship between Germany and Israel and situated at the interface between sociolinguistics and foreign language didactics, the study addresses the so far underexplored question of who is nowadays learning German why, where and how in Israel. With the goal of sketching an up-to-date outline of the status of German as a Foreign Language in Israel, the exploratory research project focuses on Israeli GFL-learners and their interest in studying the German language, on contents, methods and materials as well as on structural and institutional parameters of German as a Foreign Language in Israel.