German as a second language at the Institute for German Philology at the University of Vienna
The department German as a second language at the Institute for German Philology at the University of Vienna, addresses the question of how the disadvantages for multilingual children, young people, and adults resulting from the dominance of German as the official language can be reduced. It examines a range of different living, educational, and working areas, developing and evaluating models for the acquisition of the German language. In order to evaluate the links between language and its cultural and social framework further scientific perspectives are employed, e.g. a critique of racism.