Lars Behnke

Lars Behnke

Part-time lecturer

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    I am a teacher in both linguistics and in practical German. As a linguist I am mostly interested in the dynamics of language, i.e. how it changes over time or in space and how it is modified when learned. I began my linguistic education in Slavic languages (Polish and Russian) and shifted focus towards German more recently, which is why I still have a typological or contrastive (incl. Danish) view on it in my teaching. 

    As a teacher of practical German I have taught on all levels from complete beginners to advanced students, both in (linguistically) homogeneous and in mixed classes and I completed my teacher training with a degree in German as a Foreign Language. Many think that my language is "difficult" to learn and I like to find easy ways to enable students to become more competent speakers. My linguistic background helps me to do that, and my approach is functional and communicative.

    I also work as a researcher and my main research interests are

    • German as a Foreign Language (Teaching, Foreign Language Acquisition)
    • Language and Dialect Contact between closely related languages in different contact zones
    • Language Change
    • Contrastive Linguistics Danish-German and Language Typology
    • Slavic Languages (Polish, Russian)

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