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Language Centre, University of Fribourg

Language Centre, University of Fribourg
Language Centre
University of Fribourg
Rue de Rome 1
CH-1700 Fribourg
T: +41 (0)26 300 76 99
contact:
Dr. Stefanie Neuner-Anfindsen, stefanie.neuner-anfindsen@unifr.ch
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The Language Centre of the University Fribourg was created in 2008. Its principal mission is to teach second/foreign languages at university level. The Centre applies the principles of the Common European Framework of Reference in three broad areas: learning, teaching and evaluation of competencies. As a university institution, it also develops applied research at local, regional, and international levels and participates in the transfer of technology with other Higher Education institutions.

Research areas

  • Second/foreign language didactics: German, French, Italian, English
  • Didactics of plurilingualism / integrated didactics
  • Languages for specific purposes / academic purposes
  • Language policies
  • Evaluation of language competencies
  • Online language placement tests
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of online tests
  • Transfer of technologies

Keywords

Foreign-language learning, Foreign-language education, Evaluation of foreign-language competencies, Foreign-language didactics, Didactics of multilingualism, Language test, Language policy