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

News: Stay safe, sane and healthy :-)

Consultation hours: In teaching weeks (S21):
Monday 14.00-15.00 (+43(0)1 4277-42418)
Email contact preferred; you will get a quick response.

Heaney, H. (Accepted/In press). Advanced Students’ and Lecturers’ Views on the Usefulness of Vocabulary Logs for Expanding Vocabulary. In A. Berger, H. Heaney, P. Resnik, A. Rieder-Bünemann, & G. Savukova (Eds.), Developing advanced English language competence: A research-informed approach at tertiary level Springer. English Language Education


Heaney, H., & Kaltenböck, G. (Accepted/In press). Language Analysis & Grammar in Use. In A. Berger, H. Heaney, P. Resnik, A. Rieder-Bünemann, & G. Savukova (Eds.), Developing advanced English language competence: A research-informed approach at tertiary level Springer. English Language Education

Heaney, H., & Berger, A. (2019). From local islands of knowledge to a shared, global understanding: a concept for improving assessment literacy in pre-service teachers of English at Vienna University, Austria. In C. Falkenhagen, H. Funk, M. Reinfried, & L. Volkmann (Eds.), Sprachen lernen integriert - global, regional, lokal: Dokumentation zum 27. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Jena, 27.-30. September 2017 (pp. 187-200). Schneider Verlag Hohengehren GmbH. Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenforschung Vol. 15

Heaney, H., & Berger, A. (2018). Devloping rating instruments for the assessment of Academic Writing and Speaking at Austrian university English departments. In G. Sigott (Ed.), Language testing in Austria: Taking stock (Vol. 40, pp. 325-346). Peter Lang. Language Testing and Evaluation

Berger, A., & Heaney, H. (2018). Extending CEFR descriptors for an analytic rating scale of academic writing at C1 to C2 - a stop-gap measure? In Der Gemeinsame Europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen und seine Adaption im Hochschulkontext: 6. Bremer Symposion zum Sprachenlernen und -lehren (pp. 106-117). AKS-Verlag. Fremdsprachen in Lehre und Forschung Vol. 51

Heaney, H. (2018). Operationalizing expeditious reading strategies in tests of English as a foreign language. In G. Sigott (Ed.), Language testing in Austria: Taking stock (Vol. 40, pp. 703-721). Peter Lang. Language Testing and Evaluation



Heaney, H. (2011). Does my text mean the same as yours? Cultural bias in reading tests. In M. B. Vukanovic, & I. Vodopija-Krstanovic (Eds.), The Global and Local Dimensions of English: Exploring Issues of Language and Culture (pp. 45-58). LIT Verlag.


Heaney, H. (2009). The role of memory while reading. In P. Antonitsch, A. Scherbantin, A. Theuermann, & V. Wakounig (Eds.), Zeit erinnern. Zum interdisziplinären und pädagogischen Umgang mit Zeit und Erinnerung (pp. 171-191). Drava Verlag.

Heaney, H. (2007). Reading for bachelors – mistressing reading skills. In E-M. Graf, & A. R. James (Eds.), English Studies in Flux. New Peaks, New Shores, New Crossings (pp. 127-137). 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

Teaching

Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Vienna (teacher education; previously also linguistics and language competence)
Research and teaching post at the Department of English, University of Klagenfurt (teacher education, linguistics, language competence)
CLIL workshops (in-service teacher training)
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

CLILvoc follow-up

Helen Heaney (Speaker) & Keith Kelly (Speaker)

18 Jan 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Teaching reading (in-service training, online)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

15 Jan 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The ADiBE project on diversity in the CLIL classroom

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

16 Nov 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The "ideal" lesson plan

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

16 Nov 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Eisenstadt)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

16 Oct 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Pinkafeld)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

9 Oct 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Windischgarsten)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

5 Oct 20206 Oct 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Elmberg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

25 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Lift-up II (in-service training, NMS, Salzburg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

16 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Teaching reading (in-service training, Salzburg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Ursprung)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

21 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service-training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

19 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Lift-up I (in-service training, NMS, Salzburg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

14 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL in action (FH Hagenberg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

21 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Ursprung)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

23 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Salzburg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

22 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Hallein)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

21 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

20 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Saalfelden)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

19 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The implications of a competence-based approach to the EFL classroom

Armin Berger (Speaker), Helen Heaney (Speaker) & Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher (Speaker)

15 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Teaching writing (in-service training, AHS, Salzburg)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

28 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Extending CEFR descriptors for an analytic rating scale of academic writing at C1 to C2 – a stop-gap measure?

Armin Berger (Speaker) & Helen Heaney (Speaker)

24 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

22 Feb 201723 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Saalfelden)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

20 Feb 201721 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Symposium: Competence-oriented foreign language education: making competence uptake visible through lesson study

Helen Heaney (Contributor)

3 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, AHS, St. Pölten)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

15 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

24 Feb 201625 Feb 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Wien)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

21 Oct 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Keep calm and carry on skimming: an exploration of expeditious reading strategies

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

17 Oct 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

25 Feb 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Countdown to the new standardized Matura: Assessing speaking

Armin Berger (Speaker) & Helen Heaney (Speaker)

26 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Assessing writing (in-service training, BHS, Wien)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

21 Mar 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


CLIL (in-service training, BHS, Kuchl)

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

4 Mar 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Assessing writing (in-service training, Pinkafeld)

Helen Heaney (Speaker) & Armin Berger (Speaker)

24 Feb 201425 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Assessing writing (in-service training, Innsbruck)

Helen Heaney (Speaker) & Armin Berger (Speaker)

20 Feb 201421 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Assessing writing (in-service training, Hollabrunn)

Helen Heaney (Speaker) & Armin Berger (Speaker)

11 Nov 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Testing and investigating expeditious reading strategies

Helen Heaney (Speaker)

10 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

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

T: +43-1-4277-42418
F: +43-1-4277-842418

helen.heaney@univie.ac.at