online teaching, online learning, language learning, covid-19

'Just Be Patient'? How Refugees and Migrants Learn German During Covid-19

Paper
Leonie Schulte
19/06/2020
23 minutes to read

As language courses for migrants and refugees move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how does Germany respond to experiences of waiting and uncertainty? They tell newcomers to be patient. 

As language courses for migrants and refugees move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how does Germany respond to experiences of waiting and uncertainty? They tell newcomers to be patient. 

Noor Unnahar in the world of Instapoetry

Paper
Lola Vos
15/06/2020
11 minutes to read

Instapoetry is a new phenomenon on the Instagram platform. This paper features a case study of Noor Unnahar's Instapoetry examining how her works bring together various media and to what effect.

HBO’s Euphoria is not just another teen drama

Paper
Lola Vos
15/06/2020
9 minutes to read

Euphoria is a new HBO series that follows the lives of a circle of teenagers. In this paper, I describe how Euphoria is unlike any other show about teenagers on TV at the moment thanks to its storytelling techniques.

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Revealing racist words in the superdiverse era

Paper
Anne Marte Gardenier
02/06/2020
11 minutes to read

This article focuses on Dutch vocabulary changes that are brought on by inter-cultural contact as a result of globalization. The superdiverse population of the Netherlands is raising awareness for racist Dutch vocabulary. 

"We only speak Dutch at school"

Paper
Tessa Peters
01/05/2020
11 minutes to read

The use of home languages is not allowed in many schools in the Netherlands although a multilingual approach seems promising. This paper presents strategies that can be used as guidelines for dealing with multilingualism in the classroom.

The Castle of Tilburg: A medieval castle in an industrial city

Paper
Ellis Quaedvlieg
17/04/2020
14 minutes to read

Tilburg is an industrial city with a visible medieval history, however people have been living in the area for centuries, is there a way to bring the medieval past of the city back to live or should it remain a part of the past?

Netflix artwork

How Netflix suggests what to watch

Paper
Anne Marte Gardenier
14/04/2020
9 minutes to read

This article gives an overview of the way in which Netflix makes use of computational research techniques in their recommendation system and in the production of highly personalized content.

Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, as amusement parc

Paper
Sarah-Maria Geradin
27/03/2020
20 minutes to read

Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, will soon be bigger than Disneyland due to the project developed by Marc Coucke, a Belgian billionaire. Promised to be respectful of the area, will this project truly be sustainable? 

Qanon, Qarmy, Trump

QArmy vs. QAnon Debunkers: The role of confirmation bias

Paper
Federica Morgandi
23/03/2020
12 minutes to read

QAnon is an American conspiracy theory associated with Trump supporters and right-wing politics. How can one article - which seeks to explain what QAnon is - influence debunkers and believers of the theory?

Ellen DeGeneres: talk show host or CIA agent?

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
16/03/2020
11 minutes to read

In 2018, people believed that Eric Trump suggested that Ellen DeGeneres is part of a hidden government within the US. This essay analyzes how this conspiracy theory has come into existence, who plays a role in it, and what this means online.

QAnon appearing at Trump rallies.

QAnon: a wild conspiracy theory with Donald Trump’s support?

Paper
Idhuna Pastoor
29/01/2020
23 minutes to read

The pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon has been infiltrating mainstream media at a fast pace. While the president has never publicly stated his support for the theory, many clues suggest that his stance towards its supporters is not unfavorable.

Challenging sexual objectification through 100 vulvas

Paper
Mijke Akkermans
20/01/2020
13 minutes to read

This paper addresses the phenomenon of women's sexual objectification in contemporary society, explored through Dodsworth's feminist artistic project and documentary 100 Vaginas (2019) and informed by Nussbaum's sexual objectification theory.