M. Oesterle

Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe - Institute of Multilingualism - English Department

Bismarckstraße 10, 76137 Karlsruhe, Building III, Room 227, +49-721-9254227, mareike.oesterle@ph-karlsruhe.de


Areas of research

  • classroom observation (Video Enhanced Observation)
  • social interaction
  • mediated discourse analysis
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • mobile technologies in language teacher education
  • professionals in language teacher education

Current projects

  • proPIC project (Erasmus Plus, Key Action 2): September 2017 - September 2020
  • PedPack (Erasmus Plus, Key Action 2): November 2018 - October 2020


  • mobile technologies in language teacher education
  • CPD in language teacher education

Current research

Preliminary PhD title:

A professional transient community: an ethnographic case study in the field of language teacher education

Project affiliation: proPIC Project

Supervisor: Prof Dr Götz Schwab

This thesis focuses a professional transient community (Mortensen 2017) of twelve professionals, namely an international group of twelve teacher educators from the field of language teacher education, currently representing the consortium of an Erasmus+ project, the proPIC project.

The proPIC project, ‘Promoting professionalism, innovation and transnational collaboration in foreign and second language learning and teaching – integrating research-orientation and mobile technologies in teacher education’, is an Erasmus Plus Project which was initiated by five partner universities: Karlsruhe University of Education (Germany), Kiel University (Germany), the University of Borås (Sweden), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and Newcastle University (UK). It runs from September 2017 until September 2020 and intends to develop a final version of a study programme for future language teachers that integrates research-orientation, transnational collaboration, and the use of mobile technologies. By promoting mobility, digitalization and internationalization in the various local course at the partner universities in which this programme is tested and implemented, the project partners aim at developing a core course framework that can be integrated in different international curricular in higher education systems in the field of language teacher education.

Choosing an ethnographic approach and collecting multimodal data in course of the proPIC project, I intend understand how this transient, partly multilingual, community is formed and developed, to further investigate how the occuring interactions between the professionals can be facilitated.

Mortensen, J. (2017). Transient Multilingual Communities as a Field of Investigation: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 27/3: 271-288.