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Curriculum vitae

Alexandra Schurz joined the department as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research interests revolve around the topics of implicit and explicit (grammar) knowledge, extramural English, specific learner differences, and cross-country comparisons of English teaching practices. During her PhD, Alexandra explored teenage learners' implicit and explicit knowledge and the impact of instruction and extramural English in Austria and in Sweden. In her postdoc, she will investigate opportunities and challenges of new media technologies for learners with specific differences. Currently, she is also involved in a project on the use of audiovisual input in English instruction in French elementary schools. Despite Alexandra's focus on research, she has a pedagogic background; she studied English and French in the teaching program at the University of Vienna and has experience teaching these subjects in Austrian secondary schools and a Swedish comprehensive school.

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching program (English/French), Mag. , Do rules really rule? Implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge of Swedish learners of English, Department of English and American Studies

1 Oct 201217 Sep 2017

Award Date: 17 Sep 2017

PhD in applied linguistics, From classroom to home: Blurred borders between these learning environments and the impact on implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge, Department of English and American Studies

1 Oct 2017 → …

External positions

Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan

Aug 2021Dec 2021

External lecturer, Fachhochschule des BFI Wien

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Bourse d'Excellence

    Schurz, Alexandra (Recipient), 2023

    Prize: Fellowship

  • Impact.Award

    Schurz, Alexandra (Recipient), 11 Jun 2021

    Prize: Prize, award or honor

  • Seed grant

    Schurz, Alexandra (Recipient), 15 Oct 2018

    Prize: Prize, award or honor