Adelheid Hu

Adelheid Hu
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Adelheid Hu is professor of Education and specializes in Foreign/Second Language Education, Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies. She graduated in German and French Philology, Chinese Studies and Applied Linguistics at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany and began her professional career as a teacher in a German senior high school and then as lecturer of German at Tunghai University in Taiwan (1984-89). She returned to Germany for a PhD funded by the German Research Foundation ( DFG) in the doctoral school (Graduiertenkolleg) Didaktik des Fremdverstehens (Pedagogy of Intercultural Understanding) at the University of Giessen (1991-94) and a post-doc at the RU-Bochum (1996-2001). In 2001 she was appointed Associate Professor (C3) and in 2008 Full Professor (W3) of Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy at the University of Hamburg before she moved to Luxembourg in 2011.

Adelheid Hu’s main research interests include

  • Educational and sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism in school and Higher Education;
  • Language curriculum planning and policies,
  • Sociocultural approaches to language learning,
  • Migration-based multilingualism,
  • Language teacher education,
  • Cross-cultural studies on language learning.

 

Functions at the UL:

Since 01/2016:
Coordinator (PI) of the Doctoral Training Unit CALIDIE

Since 03/2016:
Scientific Director of the University of Luxembourg Language Center (ULLC)

Since 02/2014:
Elected member of the University Council

Since 02/2018:
Member and representative of the UL in the steering board of the Confucius Institute at the UL

07/2014-12/2017:
Head of the Research Priority in Education: Focusing on Multilingualism and Diversity

12/2013-06/2017:
Member of the Faculty Council of FLSHASE

12/2013-06/2017:
Head of the Research Unit ECCS (Education, Culture, Cognition and Society)

06/2013-12/2013:
Head of the Institute for Research on Multilingualism, University of Luxembourg

01/2012-12/2013:
Study director of the MA Programme “Communication and Learning in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” (University of Luxembourg)

 

Last updated on: mardi 08 mars 2022

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Professional Career

Since 2011:

Full Professor of Education (Multilingualism in Education), University of Luxembourg

2008-2011:

Full professor of Foreign Language Education (Romance languages), University of Hamburg, Germany

2008:

Offer of a chair as full professor of Foreign language Education (Romance languages), University of Siegen, Germany

2003:

Visiting professor at the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

2001-2008:

Associate professor of Foreign Language Education, University of Hamburg, Germany 

1996-2001:

Postdoc in Applied Linguistics (Sprachlehr- und lernforschung), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

1988-1989:

Teaching Assignment in the German department at Soochow University, Taiwan

1984-1989:

Lecturer for German and French at Tunghai University, Taiwan

1982-1983:

Teaching position (French and German for Secondary School), Hagen, Germany (birth 2nd child)

1976-1977:

Teaching assistant for German as Foreign Language, Coutances, France

 

Education

1995:

PhD (summa cum laude) in Applied Linguistics (Sprachlehr- und lernforschung), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Minors: Chinese Language and Literature/German Language and Literature

1990-1995:

PhD student in the Graduiertenkolleg (Doctoral School) “Didaktik des Fremdverstehens” (Pedagogy of Intercultural Understanding), Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

1983:

Second State Examination (2. Staatsexamen) as senior high school teacher (German/French)

1981-1982:

Studies of Chinese language and literature, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (birth 1st child)

1980:

First State Examination (1. Staatsexamen) in German/French for secondary high school, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany



Last updated on: 26 fév 2018

Main research interests

Educational and sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism in school and Higher Education; language curriculum planning and policies, sociocultural approaches to language learning, migration-based multilingualism, language teacher education, cross-cultural studies on language learning

 

Third-party funded research projects

2017-2021:
PRIDE Scheme FNR: Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) CALIDIE (Capitalizing on Linguistic Diversity in Education)
Main applicant, funded by the Fonds National de Recherche, Luxembourg (FNR). 11 PhD scholarships, overall funding: 2 Mill. €

2015-2018:
Mehrsprachigkeit und Language Awareness im Kontext aller Fächer (MeLA). Erasmus-Plus Projekt
WP Luxembourg (in cooperation with the Luxembourg Ministry for Education): Teacher biographies and beliefs on multilingualism
Funding: 90.000 € Overall funding XXX (Co-Applicant)

2015-2017:
European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism (EU, Jean-Monnet-Network)
WP for Luxembourg: New European young researchers’ identities. Exchanges and Doctoral Studies – an international study of processes and outcomes
Funding: 50.000 € (Co-applicant)

2009-2012:
Federal Excellence Cluster “Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas” (LiMA) (financed by Ministry of Research and Science, Hamburg) (Co-applicant)
Funding: 80.000 € (Overall funding 1,2 Mill. €)

2009-2011:
KomDif-project (IPN, Kiel): Kompetenzmodelle als Basis für eine diagnosegestützte individuelle Förderung (Co-applicant)
financed by Ministry of School, Education and Sports, Hamburg)
Funding: 105.000 €  (Overall funding 1,4 Mill. €)

2004-2009:
Graduiertenkolleg (doctoral school) Bildungsgangforschung (Research on Educational Development)
University of Hamburg (financed by the DFG, GRK 821)
Funding: 140.000 € (Co-applicant). Overall funding: 1,5 Mill. €

2005-2007:
Early English education in NRW
(financed by the Ministry for Education, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Funding: 20.000 € (PI)

 

Ongoing application: Horizon 2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018: Education as a lever for integration for refugee and migrant children: policies, practices, narratives (EDULIfe). Co-applicant.

 

 



Last updated on: 22 fév 2018

Regular courses on MA-level (Master in Learning and Communication in multilingual and multicultural contexts), e.g.

  • Basiskonzepte: Sprache, Kulture, Identität (Basic concepts: Language, Culture, Identity).
  • Studying and Teaching in a multilingual university.
  • Identität und Plurilingualität (Identity and Plurilingualism)
  • Plurilingualism in Education: introduction into new research developments

Regular courses in the Doctoral School:

  • Key concepts in multilingualism: Language, Multilingualism, Learning.
  • Monthly CALIDIE colloquium

Regular courses for Teacher Education at the IFEN (Institut de Formation de l’Éducation Nationale)



Last updated on: 15 fév 2018

Completed PhD-theses (Main supervision):

  • (2014-2018) Tavares, Bernardino: The sociolinguistics of Cape Verdean migration trajectories into Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (CORE-Junior Project).
  • (2012-2016) Francine Uwera: Multilingual practices and legal education: The case of the University of Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, funded by the University of Luxembourg.
  • (2008-2013) Portnaia, Natalia: SchülerInnen mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache (Russisch/Deutsch) im frühen Fremdsprachenunterricht (Students with German as a second language (Russian/German) in primary school Englisch classes), University of Hamburg, Germany, self-funded.
  • (2007-2012) Eberhardt, Jan-Oliver: Interkulturelle Kompetenzen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: (Intercultural competences in the language classroom). University of Hamburg, Germany, funded by the University of Hamburg.
  • (2009-2013) Diao, Lan: Lesenlehren und Lesenlernen im Chinesischunterricht: Prozesse, Strategien, subjektive Theorien von Lernenden (Teaching and learning how to read Chinese: Processes, strategies, learners’ subjective theories), University of Hamburg, funded by the University of Hamburg
  • (2005-2008) Cronjäger, Hanna:  Langue d'amour? An investigation into the experiencing of positive emotions in French language class, University of Hamburg, Germany, funded by the DFG.
  • (2003-2006) Kolb, Annika: Portfolioarbeit. Wie Grundschulkinder ihr Sprachenlernen reflektieren (Working with portfolios. How primary school children reflect their language learning), University of Hamburg, Germany, funded by the DFG.
  • (2003-2008) Schädlich, Birgit: Literatur Lesen Lernen. Literaturwissenschaftliche Seminare in der Romanistik aus der Perspektive der Lehrenden und Studierenden. Eine qualitativ-empirische Studie zur Französischlehrerausbildung (Literature – reading – learning. Seminars in Romance literature from the perspective of teaching staff and students. A qualitative study on the education of secondary teachers of French), University of Hamburg, funded by the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Completed PhD-theses (Co-Supervision/Transnational PhDs):

  • (2012-2017) Chen, Yan-zhen: L’enseignement du mandarin en tant que troisième ou quatrième langue étrangère dans une classe de seconde en Alsace : le rôle de la compétence plurilingue et pluriculturelle. (Teaching Mandarin as a third or fourth foreign language in a secondary school in Alsace: the role of multilingual and multicultural competences), Transnational PhD; Co-Supervision with Prof. C. Hélot, Strasbourg, France (self-funded)
  • (2013-2016) Weissenburg, Astrid: Plurilingual approaches to spatial orientation in primary geography education.  Transnational PhD; Co-Supervision with Prof. B. Neuer, University of Education, Karlsruhe, Germany. (funded by University of Karlsruhe)
  • (2011-2015): Stoike, Rahel: Die Herausforderungen der dritten Sprache – eine grounded-theory-Studie zu sprachlichen Praktiken und Repräsentationen von Mehrsprachigkeit bei Studierenden dreisprachiger Masterstudiengänge an der Universität Luxemburg. (The challenge of the third language – a grounded-theory based study on language practices and representations of students in trilingual MA-programs at the University of Luxembourg), University of Luxembourg. Co-Supervision with Prof. S. Ehrhart (funded by the UL)
  • (2008-2012) Lejot, Eve: Pratiques plurilingues en milieu professionnel international (Multilingual Practices in international professional environments), Transnational PhD ; Co-Supervision with Prof. Mourlhon-Dallies, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III. (self-funded)
  • (2003-2006) Hein-Kathib, Simone: Sprachlichkeit und Biographie. Zum Sprach-Erleben der Schriftsteller Peter Weiss und Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt (Language and Biography. How Peter Weiss and Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt perceive languages), Co-Supervision with Prof. W. Stölting, University of Oldenburg, Germany, self-funded.

PhD projects in progress (main supervision):

  • (since 2013) Hansen-Pauly, Marie-Anne: Lives in several languages, literary creation and cultural identity construction: Liliane Welch and Pierre Joris. University of Luxembourg, self-funded.
  • (since 2013) Grein, Matthias: Gender im Französischunterricht: Eine intersektionale Studie. (Gender in the French language classroom: an intersectional study), University of Hamburg, Germany, funded by the University of Hamburg.
  • (since 2017) Stephanie Hofmann: Internationalization and Multilingualism in Doctoral Education. Funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund.
  • (since 2017) Jean-Marc Wagner: Diversity and Educational Discourse: Teacher biographies – Sociopolitical demands – Professional practice”. Funded by the University of Luxembourg.

PhD projects in progress (co-supervision):

  • (since 2017) Mona Stierwald: Transfer und Reflexion im Ausbau formeller Register bei mehrsprachigen Studierenden durch kollaborative Schreibprozesse (Tranfer and reflexion in formal linguistic registers: multilingual students in collaborative writing activities. Transnational PhD; Co-Supervision with Prof. J. Erfurt, J.-W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a. M.  (self-funded)
  • (since 2018) Peiru Bai: Mobilité culturelle, plurilinguisme, processus d’intégration et de (re)configuration identitaire des Chinois entre la Chine et la France : une approche sociobiographique (Cultural mobility, plurilingualism, integration processes and identity : A socio-biographic study on Chinese immigrants in France. Transnational PhD); Co-supervision with Prof. Andrea Young, Université de Strasbourg (self-funded)

Supervision of Post-doc projects:

  • (2014-2017) Dr. Kasper Juffermans: Sociolinguistic trajectories and repertoires: luso-luxo-african identifications, interactions and imaginations (STAR project), University of Luxembourg, Funded by the Luxembourgish National Research Fund, 277.000 €



Last updated on: 12 mars 2019