Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Sudhershan

Professorin für Wirtschaftsenglisch und Technisches Englisch

 

Leiterin des Sprachenkompetenzzentrums

Fachbereich 1 - Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften

Telefon: +49 30 4504-5542

E-Mail: aleksandra.sudhershan(at)bht-berlin.de

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Zur Person

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Sudhershan leitet seit April 2019 das Sprachenkompetenzzentrum an der Berliner Hochschule für Technik, wo sie 2018 zur Professorin für Wirtschaftsenglisch und Technisches Englisch berufen wurde. Sie unterrichtete u.a. Englisch in Großbritanien und Irland und promovierte 2012 in englischer Fachdidaktik an der Dublin City University. Von 2013 bis 2018 arbeitete sie als Hochschullehrerin für Englisch an der Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol in Österreich, wo ihr 2015 der Professorentitel (FH) verliehen wurde. Dort übernahm sie 2016 die stellvertretende Leitung und ein Jahr später die Leitung des Kompetenzzentrums Sprachen.

Lehre

Liste aktueller und ehemaliger Lehrveranstaltungen

Forschungsschwerpunkte und - interessen

  • Fachenglisch
  • Lernerautonomie
  • Flipped learning
  • Task-based teaching and learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • English as a Medium of Instruction

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen (Peer-reviewed)

Journals

2017 Sudhershan, A. und Bruen, J. (2017).‘Building Virtual Bridges: Developing an international tandem link between an Austrian and an Irish university’.ETAS (English Teachers’ Association Switzerland) Journal, 34 (3), pp. 39-41.
2015 Bruen, J. and Sudhershan, A. (2015). “So they’re actually real?” Integrating e-tandem learning into the study of Language for International Business’. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 26 (2), pp. 81-93.

Konferenzbeiträge

2020 Sudhershan, Aleksandra. (2020) ‘Lessons learnt: Flipping a Business English Course with Moodle’s “Learning Paths’. IN: Bonetto, E., Ennis, M. J. and Unterkofler, D. (eds.) Teaching Languages for Specific and Academic Purposes in Higher Education – English, Deutsch, Italiano. International Symposium. Bozen-Bolzano, 29/06/2018. Bozen-Bolzano University Press, 2020 / Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, pp. 93-105.
Buchkapitel  
2015 Sudhershan, A. and Bruen, J. (2015). ‘Dealing with “educational baggage” in the language classroom: developing autonomy among international students’. IN: Hernández, R. and Rankin, P. (eds), Higher Education and Second Language Learning: Promoting Self-directed Learning in new Technological and Educational Contexts. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 25-43.
2014 Sudhershan, A. (2014). ‘E-portfolio self-assessment of intercultural communicative competence: Helping language learners to become autonomous intercultural speakers’. IN: Geraghty, B.and Conacher, J (eds), Intercultural contact, language learning and migration. Bloomsbury.
2009 Bruen, J. and Sudhershan, A. (2009). ‘Intercultural encounters and the European Language Portfolio (ELP): some thoughts on the development of the intercultural dimension of the LOLIPOP-ELP and its potential role in language teaching and learning’. Special issue of Germanistik in Ireland: Intercultural Encounters in the Classroom, 4, pp.87-101.

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen (andere)

Konferenzberichte  
2009 Crosbie, V. and Sudhershan, A. (2009). ‘Putting the self into assessment: evaluating linguistic and intercultural proficiency with LOLIPOP’. IN: Urkun, Z. (ed.) Issues in assessing ESOL: selected articles by the presenters of the IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG) conference in Dublin, Ireland, 17-18 October 2008. IATEFL (TEA SIG), pp.8- 17.

Konferenz / Symposien / Workshop Beiträge

Geleitete Workshops  
2022 Sudhershan, A., Arau Ribeiro, M. C., Asztalos, R., Szénich, A. and Schemien, A. (2022) "Lighting a sustainable fire for learner responsibility in LSP: A hands-on workshop with tools designed to promote collaborative autonomy". Die 32. AKS-Arbeitstagung zum Thema Mehrsprachigkeit
2020 Sudhershan, A. (2020) An online workshop on learner autonomy. Part of CORALL (Coaching-oriented Online Resources for the Autonomous Learning of LSP projects) Online training event. 22-24.06.2020.
2020 Sudhershan, A., Schemien, A. (2020) ‘Workshop 3: CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/CV) sample tasks for language learning and testing’. CercleS Focus Group “TESTING AND ASSESSMENT”. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 21-22.02.2020
2019 Sudhershan, A., Thomas, S. (2019) ‘Production: Writing - Tasks and Assessment’. UNICERT® Workshop Neue Zeiten - Neue Wege: Wie lässt sich der 'Companion Volume' des GER im Rahmen von UNIcert® umsetzen? 08-09.11.2019
Konferenz- und Symposienbeiträge  
2022 Sudhershan, A. (2022) "Learner autonomy, e-portfolios and project-based learning: connecting the dots". CORALL – Coaching-oriented Online Resources for Autonomous Learning International Conference
2021 Arau Ribeiro, M.C., Asztalos, R., Buchem., I., Pál, A., Vesala-Varttala, T., Sudhershan, A. and Szénich, A. (2021) ‘Scaffolding autonomous language learning for teachers and learners: The development of online resources for LSP within the CORALL project’. EUROCALL 2021, 25-27.08.2021
2021 Arau Ribeiro, M. C., Asztalos, R., Némethová, I., Pál, Á., Stefl, M., Sudhershan, A., Szénich, A., Vesala-Varttala, T. (2021) ‘Reinventing Curriculum Design for Autonomous Language Learning’. 1. AKS-Online-Konferenz 2021 „Quo vadis Sprachlehre: Neue Unterrichtsformen vor der Tür“. 04-05.03.2021.
2017 Sudhershan, A. (2017) ‘Learning English in EMI courses: a by-product or learning outcome?’ IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) International Annual Conference, Glasgow 2017, UK. 04-07.04.2017
2016 Sudhershan, A., Bruen. J. (2016) ‘Teaching learners how to write successful job applications through e-tandem learning’. IATEFL BESIG Pre-Conference Event (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language / Business English Special Interest Group), IATEFL Annual Conference in Birmingham, UK. 12.04.2016
2010 Sudhershan, A. (2010) ‘Fostering international students’ autonomous intercultural language learning’. Intercultural competence: concepts, challenges, evaluations, University College Dublin and National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland. 02.-04.03.2010
2009 Sudhershan, A. (2009) ‘Savoir auto-évaluer: exploring learners’ experience of LOLIPOP self-assessment’. LOLIPOP symposium, Dublin City University, Ireland. 12.06.2009
2008 Crosbie, V., Sudhershan, A. (2008) ‘Putting the Self into Assessment: evaluating linguistic and intercultural proficiency with LOLIPOP’. Issues in Assessing ESOL. IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 17-18.10.2008
2008 Kennedy, F., Sudhershan, A. (2008) ‘The intercultural dimension in LOLIPOP’. Durham Intercultural Studies Group Symposium, University of Durham, UK. 03.2008
2007 Sudhershan, A. (2007) ‘E-portfolio self-assessment of intercultural communicative competence: helping language learners to become autonomous intercultural speakers’. In/Difference: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact conference, Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Language, Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland
2007 Sudhershan, A. (2007) ‘Autonomy in intercultural learning: e-portfolio self-assessment of intercultural communicative competence’. Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice: Autonomy across the Disciplines, Independent Learning Association Conference, Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan. 05-08.10.2007
2007 Gourves Hayward, A., Kennedy, F., Simpson, V., Sudhershan, A. (2007) ‘The Intercultural Dimension of the Language On-Line Project (LOLIPOP). How interculturally competent are you?’ East, West, North and South: Culture’s Influence on Economy, Politics, Ecology, and Religion, SIETAR Europa, Sofia, Bulgaria. 04.09 – 07.09.2007
2006 Crosbie, V., Péchenart, J., Kennedy, F., Sudhershan, A. (2006) ‘(Self-) assessing the Intercultural dimension of LOLIPOP’. Integrating CALL into Study Programmes, EUROCALL, Granada, Spain. 04.09-07.09.2006

Mitwirkung an internationalen Projekten und Kooperationen

  1. Erasmus + CORALL (Coaching-oriented Online Resources for the Autonomous Learning of Languages for Specific Purposes) Projekt (2019 – 2022).

  • Projektkoordinator: The Budapest Business School (BBS), Ungarn

  • Teilnehmende Hochschulen:

  • Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Deutschland

  • University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA), Slowakei

  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finnland

  • Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal

  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Tschechien


  1. Socrates (Lingua 2) LOLIPOP (Language On-Line Portfolio Project) Projekt (2004-2007)

  • Projektkoordinator: Dublin City University, Irland

  • Teilnehmende Hochschulen:

    • Waterford Institute of Technology, Irland

    • Technische Universität Dresden, Deutschland

    • University of Granada, Spanien

    • University of Santiago de Compostela, Spanien

    • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, Frankreich

    • Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Österreich

    • Telemark University College, Norwegen

    • Public Service Language Centre, Lettland

    • School of Economics and Administration, Kielce, Polen

    • Polish Association of Standards in English, Polen

    • Poznan University of Technology, Polen


  1. (wiederkehrend) Tandem language learning project with Prof. Jennifer Bruen / School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland


Mitgliedschaften

Mitglied der UNIcert® Wissenschaftlichen Kommission (2018 – )