Mag. Dr. Helen Heaney, BA
T: +43-1-4277-42418

Consultation hours: In the summer semester (teaching weeks): Tuesdays 14-15 or by appointment (please arrange by email).

Heaney, H., & Mewald, C. (Hrsg.) Darstellung der Kompetenzorientierung durch E8 Bildungsstandards im Unterricht der SEK1 in einem Multimedia Paket: Bildungsstandards Englisch 8. Unterrichtsvideos und Begleitmaterialien: Teaching reading
Heaney, H. (2013). Fleshing out CEFR descriptors at C1 and above for the assessment of academic writing in Departments of English at Austrian universities. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(1), 43-56.
Heaney, H. (2011). Does my text mean the same as yours? Cultural bias in reading tests. in M. B. Vukanovic, & I. Vodopija-Krstanovic (Hrsg.), The Global and Local Dimensions of English: Exploring Issues of Language and Culture (S. 45-58). Wien: LIT Verlag.
Heaney, H. Issues in developing a tertiary-level English reading comprehension test
Heaney, H. (2009). The role of memory while reading. in P. Antonitsch, A. Scherbantin, A. Theuermann, & V. Wakounig (Hrsg.), Zeit erinnern. Zum interdisziplinären und pädagogischen Umgang mit Zeit und Erinnerung (S. 171-191). Klagenfurt: Drava Verlag.
Heaney, H. (2007). Reading for bachelors – mistressing reading skills. in E-M. Graf, & A. R. James (Hrsg.), English Studies in Flux. New Peaks, New Shores, New Crossings (S. 127-137). Tübingen: Narr Verlag.

Curriculum vitae

2011 PhD (Dr.phil.) in Applied Linguistics (testing), University of Klagenfurt
1993 Master's degree (Mag.phil.) in English and French (teacher education), University of Klagenfurt
1988 B.A. (Honours) in German and French, University of Durham, Great Britain


Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Vienna (teacher education, linguistics, language programme)
Research and teaching post at the Department of English, University of Klagenfurt (teacher education, linguistics, language programme)
ESP (medical English, business English, Export & Tourism, Business Administration, Media and Communications, Computing)
Team teacher in CLIL programme at a grammar school in Klagenfurt (music, natural sciences)
Teacher of English and French at secondary school, Austria

Research interests

Teacher education: English as a Foreign Language
Language testing
Reading skills & strategies

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O1-29

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