Mag. Alexandra Schurz
T: +43-1-4277-42472

Consultation hours: Office hours: Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (by appointment)

Summer term 2022
120002 SE MEd 03: SE Applied Research Seminar - Investigating Learner Language
120003 SE MEd 03: SE Applied Research Seminar - Investigating Learner Language

Curriculum vitae

Alexandra graduated from the teaching program (subjects English and French) at the University of Vienna in 2017. She has experience teaching languages in Austria and Sweden, and on secondary and tertiary educational levels. In October 2018, she was awarded a seed grant by the #YouthMediaLife research platform, and in October 2019, she joined the English department as a uni:docs fellow. She spent fall/winter term 2021 as a visiting scholar and faculty member at Michigan State University in East Lansing, USA.

Alexandra started investigating implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge of Swedish learners of English in her diploma thesis, and continues to do so in her PhD, extending the target group to Austrian students. Alongside her interest in implicit-automatized knowledge, she aims to explore the impact that different types of instruction and Extramural English have on learning. She has published her work in Language Teaching Research, and other manuscripts have been pre-accepted by Applied Linguistics, Languages, and Springer

In June 2021, Alexandra was awarded the Impact.Award by the University and City of Vienna, allowing her to launch the LINK project (Language Instruction NetworK) to connect researchers and teachers of English across Europe. Besides, she was invited to an interview on grammar teaching by the Stockholm University's initiative CIRCLECurrent inquiry and research conversations in language education. Currently, she is preparing for a large-scale, cross-national project on English Language Teaching in Primary Education, to be presented at a Teacher Colloquium in Perpignan, France in Spring 2022.

 

Implicit and Explicit Grammar Knowledge of Young EFL Learners: The Case of Austria and Sweden

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

23 Nov 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Instructed and out-of-class English and the impact on implicit and explicit knowledge: The case of Austrian and Swedish ESL learners

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

16 Aug 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Seeing the big picture: Teacher-reported accuracy-based and fluency-based instruction in Austria, France and Sweden

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker) & Marion Coumel (Speaker)

30 Jun 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Learning grammar through gaming? Spare time English and its effect on implicit and automatized grammar knowledge

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

30 Mar 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Interview on grammar teaching research within CIRCLE (Current inquiry and research conversations in language education)

Alexandra Schurz (Invited speaker) & Marion Coumel (Invited speaker)

9 Mar 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public



The development of implicit and explicit grammatical knowledge in home and school contexts: A case study of Austrian learners of English

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

27 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Who cares about accent? Implicit and explicit attitudes to phonetic variation in English among technical and humanities students

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

26 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science




Do Rules Really Rule? Implicit and Explicit Grammatical Knowledge of Swedish Learners of English

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Implicit and Explicit Grammatical Knowledge: A Case Study of Swedish Learners of English

Alexandra Schurz (Speaker)

7 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-19

T: +43-1-4277-42472

alexandra.schurz@univie.ac.at