education conference 2023

Dr. Tomáš Kos

Junior Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Tomáš Kos taught foreign languages (English, German, Japanese, and Czech) in various countries in Asia and Europe for nearly twenty years. He also served as a homeroom teacher in primary and secondary school classrooms. He spent nearly fifteen years in Asia, mainly in Japan where he worked as a teacher and studied Japanese culture and language. After he had completed a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University, he taught at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg and the University of Leipzig in Germany in the field of second and foreign language pedagogy with a focus on primary school. The overarching goal of his research has been to identify and understand how interpersonal classroom interaction influences second language learning of young and young adolescent learners. His current research focuses on peer collaborative learning among young learners.

Presentation Topic: Peer collaborative learning among young learners in foreign language classrooms: What does the research say?