Dr George Cremona

Dr George Cremona

Dr George Cremona



Room 209
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
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Dr. George Cremona is the Coordinator for German programmes offered by the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta. He lectures in German language teaching methodology and gives lectures about Multimodality. He also coordinates the Media Literacy VET Programmes of the Faculty of Education. Dr. Cremona is also the Faculty of Education Erasmus Coordinator.

He has been a member of the Faculty since 2009. In 2015 he completed his PhD at the UCL - Institute of Education. In 2007 he was awarded a Masters in Comparative Education from the University of Malta. He collaborates actively with various German schools on a number of projects related to Comparative Education and Foreign Language teaching. He has also participated in an international project on intercultural communication (2009-2011).

Currently (since January 2012) he is also working on a research project series called 'Multimodality in Practice'. This project aims to implement Multimodal concepts and theories in practice particularly in schools and through the media (i.e. radio programmes, tv programmes and the internet). For this, in 2017 and 2019 he was awarded the prestigious IGM national award.

In 2009 he scripted and published a 13-week German for beginners course – for TV and also available online – which later was nationally recognized as the best educational TV series of the year.
  • Foreign languages teaching
  • German as a Foreign Language
  • Multimodality
  • Using Media (and the Internet) in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • The Educational value of the Eurovision Song Contest

CREMONA, G., 2019. The use of multimodal pedagogical resources in educational contexts marked by social and economic disadvantage: a comparative analysis of Malta and Bataan. In: BEZZINA, CHRISTOPHER & CARUANA, SANDRO, ed, Teacher Education Matters. Transforming lives ... transforming schools. . University of Malta: Malta., pp. 395-411.

CREMONA, G. AND ARNAOUTI, E., 2019. Multimodal interpretations of foreign language learning textbooks: two case studies from Maltese and Greek learning contexts. MIBES Transactions, 13(1), pp. 79-94.

CASSAR, J. and CREMONA, G., 2018. It's not vandalism, it's our leisure: A multimodal study of skate park graffiti. In: X. PARADIS and M. MINDA, eds, Graffiti: Vandalism, Street Art and Cultural Significance. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 65-89.

CREMONA, G., 2018. The PACK checklist: A proposed pedagogical tool for multicultural foreign language learning settings. In: M. ATTARD TONNA and J. MADALINSKA MICHALAK, eds, Teacher Education Policy and Practice. International Perspectives and Inspirations. Warsaw: fRSE, pp. 414-435.

CASSAR, J. and CREMONA, G., 2017. Multimodal Perspectives on School Community Building through Graffiti. The International Journal of Civic, Political and Community Studies, 15(3), pp. 19-30.

CREMONA, G., 2017. Creating student centred language learning environments through the innovative multimodal pedagogic use of Eurovision Music, International Conference - The Future of Education 2017, pp. 240-243.

CREMONA, G., 2017. The Eurovision Song Contest within Formal Educational Learning Contexts: A critical Multimodal Interpretation of Possible Inter-Disciplinary Connections. Symposia Melitensia, 14, pp. 151-160.

CREMONA, G., 2017. The Mirror Framework: A critical Text Analysis Pedagogical Tool for the Foreign Language (FL) Learning Context. International Journal for 21st Century Education, 4(1), pp. 43-56.

CREMONA, G., 2016. Possible pedagogic effects of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Pre-School learning contexts: A critical multimodal evaluation, 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies 2016, pp. 6776-6785.

CREMONA, G., 2015. Cultural Representations of Germany in the Maltese German as a Foreign Language (GFL) Learning Context. A critical interpretation. PhD edn. UCL Institute of Education.

CREMONA, G., 2015. Predominant Ideologies in the Cultural Representations of Germany Collected from the Maltese First Year German as a Foreign Language (GFL) Learning Contexts. In: R. HEIMRATH and A. KREMER, eds, Insularity: Small Worldes in Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, pp. 185-205.

CARUANA, S., CREMONA, G. & VELLA, A., 2013. "Language use, perception and attitudes amongst Maltese primary school children"   . In: S. CARUANA, L. COPOSESCU & S. SCAGLIONE, ed, Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern Europe, Cambridge Scholar Publishers, Newcastle, UK, pp. 304-342.

CREMONA, G., 2009. A German TV course for beginners. (A 13 programme series). Malta: PBS.

  • ALL1002 - Discovering Multimodal Text Analysis
  • ALL1003 - Using Audio-Visual Modes in Language Teaching
  • EDS5004 - Research Component A: Preparing for the Dissertation
  • EDU5971 - Applied Educational Research Methods
  • EPE5001 - Creating Positive Learning Environments
  • LHA5006 - It-Tagħlim tal-Ħila tas-Smigħ u l-Użu tal-Lenti Multimodali / Teaching Listening Skills and Using Multimodal Approaches
  • LHA5009 - Issues Related to Foreign Language Teaching in the Maltese Context
  • LHE5002 - Strategies in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
  • LHG5003 - Die kritische Anwendung von modernen Medien im DaF-Bereich
  • LHG5004 - Die vier Fertigkeiten und ihre Bewertung / The Four Language Skills and their Assessment
  • LHG5005 - Anforderungen an DaF-Lehrer und kritische Selbstreflexion / GFL Teacher Inquiry and Reflective Strategy
  • LHL5001 - Introduction to Pedagogical Studies in Media Literacy
  • LHL5002 - Methodologies in Media Literacy Education
  • LHL5003 - Critical Media Literacy Education
  • LLI5003 - Introduction to Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning
  • LLI5005 - Project: Implementing TEL in Area of Specialisation
  • LLI5009 - Subject-based Pedagogy and Methodology
  • LLI5010 - Practicum for School-based Mentoring