Dr Diana Feick

Dr. phil. (Leipzig, Germany); Magister Artium (Leipzig, Germany)

Biography

Dr Diana Feick is Senior Lecturer in German and Applied Linguistics at the University of Auckland. After gaining her Masters from the University of Leipzig in 2004, Diana was Lecturer of German as a Foreign Language at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. She completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Leipzig. Diana has arrived in 2017 from Austria, where she held a post-doc position in German as a Foreign and Second Language at the University of Vienna. So far, her vocation as a German teacher trainer has taken her to countries like Benin, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Mexcio, Spain, Togo, the UK and Vietnam.

Research | Current

​Research projects

  • VeLA: Virtual exchange Leipzig – Auckland. E-Tandem-Learning for intercultural and multilingual experiences and OER-development, with Dr. Petra Knorr (University Leipzig), DAAD funded
  • Language learning in blended spaces, with Dr Constanza Tolosa (University of Auckland), FRDF funded
  • Mehrsprachige Gruppenarbeit in Breakout-Räumen (Multilingual group work in breakout rooms), with Dr Antonie Alm (Otago University), PBRF funded
  • Mehrsprachigkeit in virtuellen Lernumgebungen (multilingualism in virtual learning spaces), with Dr. Petra Knorr (Universität Leipzig), PBRF funded
  • (2019-2021): Teaching Languages to Adolescent Learners, with Ass.Prof. Rosemary Erlam (University of Auckland), Jenefer Philp (Lancaster University), FRDF funded
  • (2016-2021) Mobiles Lernen von Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache an Sekundarschulen (Mobile learning of German in secondary schools), FRDF funded

Research fields

  • Teaching and learning of German as a second/foreign language
  • Mobile learning
  • Digital media
  • Learner autonomy
  • Classroom interaction research

Current publications

Erlam, Rosemary; Philp, Jenefer; Feick, Diana (2021): Teaching languages to adolescent learners. From theory to practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Feick, D. & Rymarczyk, J. (Hrsg.) (in press): Fremdsprachenlernen im virtuellen Raum. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Feick, D. (in press): Zwischen Ortsunabhängigkeit und Lernortspezifik: Zur digitalen Öffnung des DaF-Unterrichts durch mobiles Sprachenlernen. In: Feick, D.; Rymarczyk, J. (Hrsg.): Fremdsprachenlernen im virtuellen Raum. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Feick, D. & Knorr, P. (in press): Emotional Aspects of Online Collaboration: Virtual Exchange of Pre-Service EFL Teachers. In: Barkhuizen, G. (Hrsg.): Language teachers studying abroad: Identities, emotions and disruptions. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Lay, T. & Feick, D. (submitted): Deutsch als Fremd- und Fachsprache in Australien und Neuseeland. In: Szurawitzki, M. & Wolf-Farré, P. (Hrsg.) Handbuch Deutsch als Fach- und Fremdsprache. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Biebighäuser, K., Falk, S. Feick, D. & Schart, M. (2021): Info-DaF Themenheft: DaF im virtuellen Unterrichtsraum.

Biebighäuser, K., Falk, S. Feick, D. & Schart, M. (2021): DaF-Unterricht im virtuellen Raum. Zur Einführung in das Themenheft. Info-DaF Themenheft: DaF im virtuellen Unterrichtsraum.

Feick, D. & Alm, A. (2021): Gruppenarbeit in Zeiten der sozialen Isolation: Zur Nutzung und Wahrnehmung von Breakout-Räumen. Info-DaF Themenheft: DaF im virtuellen Unterrichtsraum.

Feick, D., & Knorr, P. (2021): Mehrsprachigkeitsbewusstheit in digitalen Lernumgebungen: Das virtuelle Austauschprojekt „Linguistic Landscapes Leipzig – Auckland“.Language Education and Multilingualism – The Langscape Journal, (3), 135-157.

Feick, D., & Knorr, P. (2021). Developing Multilingual Awareness Through German-English Online Collaboration. In: Lanvers, U.; Thompson, A. & East, M. (Hrsg.): Language Learning in Anglophone Countries. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 331-358

Teaching | Current

GERMAN 213 / GERMAN 313 Introduction to German linguistics

LANGTCHG 304 The Young Second Language Learner

 

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome inquiries from prospective students who are interested in topics related to my general research interests.

PhD

Rana Shamsi, Uzma (2021). Mobile assisted language learning in the Pakistani context. (co-supervisor)

Irvine, Melissa (2020). An emerging language variety in St. Lucia. (co-supervisor) 

Rietze, Julia (in progress). Motivation, identity and the affective domain in narratives of German family heritage language users in New Zealand. (joint supervisor)

Lim, Jongyun (in progress). Teaching and learning reading in EFL via videoconferencing. (main-supervisor)

Wang, Lisha (in progress). Exploring EFL students' collaborative writing supported by MALL. (main-supervisor)

 

MA

Sun, Yu (2020). The implementation of CLT and TBLT for Chinese learners of English as a foreign language.

 

Responsibilities

Major and specialisation leader of German and Russian

Undergraduate Adviser of German and Russian 

Board member of the Arts Scholars program

Areas of expertise

  • German as a second/foreign language
  • Language teacher education
  • Digital media in second/foreign language learning

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the Arts Scholars Board

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Biebighäuser, K, & Feick, D. (2020). Rahmenbedingungen, Einflussfaktoren, Funktionen und Potenziale von digitalen Medien in Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (Frameworks, influencing factors, functions and potencials of digital media in German as a foreign and second language). In Biebighäuser, K, Feick, Diana (Eds.) Digitale Medien in Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (Digital media in German as a foreign and second language) (pp. 9-42). Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. Related URL.
  • Feick, D. (2020). Digital und mobil – Befunde zur Nutzung mobiler Endgeräte im DaF-Unterricht der Sekundarstufe (Digital and mobile - findings on the use of mobile devices in German as a foreign language classes in secondary schools). In Biebighäuser, Katrin, Feick, Diana (Eds.) Digitale Medien in Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (Digital media in German as a foreign and second language) (pp. 43-68). Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. Related URL.
  • Biebighäuser, K, & Feick, D. (Eds.) (2020). Digitale Medien in Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (Digital Media in German as a foreign and second language). Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. Pages: 196. Related URL.
  • Feick, D. (2018). Social autonomy and decision making in L2 group work. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 9 (3), 280-305. Related URL.
  • Feick, D. (2018). Multimodal aspects of decision making in L2 group work. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. 27 June - 30 June 2018. Related URL.
  • Feick, D. (2018). Ist das eine Gruppenentscheidung? Zur sozialen Autonomie in Lernendengruppen. Paper presented at German Studies Association of Australia (GSAA) International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 28 November - 30 November 2018.
  • Feick, D. (2018). Is this a group decision? Creating social autonomy in language learners. Paper presented at NZALT 2018 conference: Exploring other worlds through languages, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 July - 11 July 2018.
  • Feick, D. (2018). German as a heritage language in New Zealand. Time to act?. Paper presented at CLESOL 2018, Christuchurch, New Zealand. 5 October - 7 October 2018.

Contact details

Office hours

by appointment

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 416
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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