TRANSLANG – Translanguaging in the international teacher training

Welcome to the pages of the research project 'TRANSLANG - Translanguaging in the International Teacher Training!

Since January/June 2021, the University of Hildesheim participates in the program Lehramt.International of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The project 'TRANSLANG - Translanguaging in the international teacher training' is one of 19 model projects in Germany.

The aim of TRANSLANG is to:

  • anchor the topic of multilingualism and translanguaging in the teacher training programs of the German and partner universities
  • expand the network with teacher training locations abroad
  • promote "internationalization at home" in order to enhance the intercultural competencies of students and to enable teachers to make their intercultural expertise accessible to others
  • improve teaching-related internationalization and make it more visible
  • increase the international mobility of teacher training students.


Learn the languages of the TRANSLANG partner universities - language courses for Arabic, Italian and Spanish

Dear students,
The new programme of the Hildesheim Language Forum, a cooperation between SUH, HAWK and VHS Hildesheim, has recently gone online.
The language courses are a wonderful opportunity to prepare for a stay at one of our partner universities in Bolzano/Brixen, Brno, Cairo or Toluca.
As a student of the University of Hildesheim, you have the opportunity to participate in the language courses for a small fee. If you receive an Erasmus+ scholarship for a stay abroad, you will receive a voucher that you can use for a language course.
It is expected that there will also be a Czech language course starting next semester.
Click here for the current programme.


The TRANSLANG project in the CeLeB Newsletter (03/2021)

The TRANSLANG project is presented in the current edition of the CeLeB Newsletter of September 2021. In case you have not read the article yet, we provide it here for you (in German only).

Kickoff Meeting

Kickoff meeting with the international partners

On July 15, the TRANSLANG team from Hildesheim met with its cooperation partners in a kickoff meeting. Together with our colleagues and partners from Egypt, Italy, Mexico and the Czech Republic we discussed the first steps of the project and exchanged information about the current situation at the partner universities during the ongoing pandemic. 

International Projectband 'Translanguaging' in winter term 21/22

Get some informations about the international Projektband 'Translanguaging' and about studying abroad in Cairo. 

Brief information

Project management: Elke Montanari, Barbara Schmidt-Thieme, Bettina Kluge
Coordination & management: Janina M. Vernal Schmidt, Finja Schmalz
Cooperation partners: Ain Shams University, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Free University of Bolzano, Masaryk University

Funding: DAAD (programme 'Lehramt.International') with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Duration: 01/2021 until 12/2024