Around 20 guests joined the Auckland Goethe Society on Monday March, 19th, to listen to the presentation of Prof. em. Friederike Klippel from the University of Munich. She gave an in depth insight into the research of language learning throughout the last 120 years and explained the status quo. Klippel focused on questions such as 'What are the topics and areas of research? How is research conducted? Who are the researchers? Where does research happen?' She reported on trends and developments in the last years and sketched the current state of research. Adding to that, she looked at its present blind spots. Finally, she shared her personal views with the audience, on topics such as 'how to look into the role of teaching different languages, how to approach things long -term as well as the role of grammar'. A lively discussion followed her presentation.