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Dr Jennifer Bruen

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Name: Dr Jennifer Bruen
Department: School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 5779
Email Address: jennifer.bruen@dcu.ie
Room: C2110
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Website: webpages.dcu.ie/~bruenj/


Biographical Details

Jennifer Bruen is Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and an Associate Professor in SALIS.

She has a primary degree in international business and languages, and higher degrees in political education, eastern Germany and language teaching and learning. She lectures and researches in these fields and is happy to supervise postgraduate students in many of them. Jenny was awarded the DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2003, the European Label for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2006, and is currently involved at a European and national level in the development of language policy and the promotion of multilingualism and European citizenship. She is an assessor for the EACEA and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Science Education.

Jenny's research interests are primarily in the field of applied linguistics: They include in particular language planning and policy at national and EU level, aspects of foreign language acquisition and language teaching and learning. Related areas of interest include Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DAF), preparation of students for a year abroad, the European Language portfolio initiative and German for international business. Additional interests include political and citizenship education in the EU particularly in Germany (East and West) and in Ireland.

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