Project Team

Alexandra Habot

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Gebäude 23.32, Ebene 04, Raum 27
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf

Alex has been teaching writing and oral communication courses at HHU’s English department since 20011. She took over from Kate Butkus, a former lecturer who discovered podcasting as a spoken language-learning tool in 2011 and got wildly excited. Successfully infecting her colleagues, this blog is the result of Kate’s efforts. As a teaching method combining creativity with the nitty-gritty of phonetics has been fun and effective, and the instructors never cease to be surprised by what students create.

Podcasting Lecturers

Alex isn’t the only lecturer who teaches the podcasting class. Apart from the initiator Kate Butkus, it has been taught by Susan Dostert, Matt Emery, Harun Rathore, and Abigail Dunn. For more information, check out the Anglistik Sprachpraxis Team.

Academic Sponsor

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susan Winnett
Chair of American Studies
Former Head, Institute for English and American Studies, HHU

Financial Sponsor

Many thanks to HHU’s eLearning department for generous project funding!  

Creation of the Website

The first version of the website was created by podcasting students Marc and Kirsten, who have now successfully graduated from HHU. The second version of the website was created by Ute, another student who took part in the podcasting class.

Technical Maintenance

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