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Digital Approaches to Teaching Historical Languages (DAtTeL)

The Callidus workshop is concerned with digital approaches to teaching and learning classical and other historical languages and will take place on March 28 and 29, 2019 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Invited speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Peter J. Anderson, Grand Valley State University, Michigan

   Title: "Developing the "Fifth Skill" through the Reworking of Historical Texts"

   Title: "Supporting individual practice with immediate feedback: Motivation, Design, and Evaluation of an interactive workbook for English language learners"

Download the program and abstracts (PDF)

The workshop is concerned with digital approaches to teaching and learning classical and other historical languages. Computer-assisted language learning (CALL/iCALL) is becoming more and more frequent in teaching and learning modern languages. At the same time, more and more high-quality historical corpora and other resources are becoming available. This workshop aims at bridging the gap between CALL and historical corpora.

By ‘historical languages’ we mean languages or language stages that are not currently spoken and are, therefore, learned for different reasons than modern languages. We can distinguish between three groups of users. The first group includes scholars in fields such as linguistics, history, literature, medicine, and law who need ways of accessing, analyzing, and evaluating historical texts. The second group is comprised of (high-school or university) students who are learning these languages as part of their curriculum. The third group includes teachers who are interested in locating exercises or examples from original texts. All three groups need to have ready access to a wide variety of texts, but the ways in which they interact with these texts will vary according to their proficiency levels and interests.

Call for Papers (German version)           Call for Papers (English version)


Papers (PDF):

Cover of the presentation introducing into the conference (by Anke Lüdeling)


Introduction (Anke Lüdeling)

Cover of the presentation "Supporting individual practice with immediate feedback" by Detmar Meurers and Kordula De Kuthy


Detmar Meurers & Kordula De Kuthy, Universität Tübingen: Supporting individual practice with immediate feedback: Motivation, design, and evaluation of an interactive workbook for English language learners


Cover of the presentation "CALL with Ancient Greek Historiographical Corpora" by Monica Berti


Monica Berti, Universität Leipzig: Computer-assisted language learning with Ancient Greek historiographical corpora



Neel Smith, Z. Sowerby, J. Garry, M. Raheb & R. Ciolek, College of the Holy Cross, USA:Corpus-specific morphological analysis for research and teaching 

Cover of the presentation "Teaching Variation and Change: Using a Multi-layer Diachronic Corpus of German to Develop Didactic Materials" by Odebrecht, Lüdeling, Schnelle


Carolin Odebrecht, G. Schnelle & A. Lüdeling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Teaching variation and change: Using a multi-layer diachronic corpus of German to develop didactic materials 

Cover of the presentation "An Annotation Tool for Teaching and Learning" by Guilia Re et al.


Giulia Re, G. Mugelli, F. Boschetti & A. Taddei, Universitá di Pisa, Italia: Ancient Languages and DH: an annotation tool for teaching and learning

Cover of the presentation "Corpus-based Teaching of Old High German" by Gohar Schnelle


Gohar Schnelle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Corpus based teaching of Old High German. An experience report 



Michael Prinz & Kyoko Sugisaki, Universität Zürich HiVoKo – Building a corpus from handwritten lecture notes for teaching historical linguistics in practice



Francesco Mambrini, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan: LiLa - Linking Latin

Cover of the paper "Developing the "Fifth Skill" through the reworking of historical texts" by Peter Anderson


Peter Anderson, Grand Valley State University, USA: Developing the "Fifth Skill" through the reworking of historical texts

Cover of the Presentation "Teaching Digital Literacy" by Andrea Beyer and Paul Reichetanz


Andrea Beyer & Paul Reichetanz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Universität Rostock: Teaching digital literacy –Interpretieren in einer computergestützten Lehr- /Lernumgebung 



Marietta Sionti, Universität Bielefeld: Architecture of an intelligent tutoring system for Ancient Greek vocabulary

Cover of the presentation "Computer-Generated Translation Exercises for Latin" by Herbert Lange


Herbert Lange, Göteborgs universitet, Sweden: MULLE for Latin: Computer-generated translation exercises for Latin 

Cover of the presentation "Ancient Indo-European Languages for the 21st century" by Saverio Dalpedri et al.


Saverio Dalpedri, K. Goetz & S. Skopeteas, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen: AIEL – Ancient Indo-European languages for the 21st century

poster of the concepts of CALLIDUS

CALLIDUS Poster 1: Concepts

poster of the software design of CALLIDUS

CALLIDUS Poster 2: Software