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German

Target group International doctoral students, postdocs, professors and guest researchers from all disciplines
Date 19.10.21 - 09.02.22
Time Tuesdays 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place Tba - The course takes place either in presence or online
Lecturer Olga Pfaffenhausen
Costs The participation is free of charge

Registration until 15.09.21 - Register here!

Description:

This language course takes place 4 hours per week and is aimed at students with little or no previous knowledge of German. It will provide students with basic communication skills in spoken as well as written German. 
*This course is not creditable to the basic curriculum of the Graduate Academies.

Book: Netzwerk A 1, Part 1, Course and workbook

 

Target group International doctoral students, postdocs, professors and guest researchers from all disciplines
Date 19.10.21 - 09.02.22
Time Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place Tba - The course takes place either in presence or online
Lecturer Jessica van Geul
Costs The participation is free of charge

Registration until 15.09.21 - Register here!

Description:

This language course takes place 4 hours per week and is aimed at students with some German skills at A1.1. level. It will advance participants' basic communication skills in spoken as well as in written German. 
*This course is not creditable to the basic curriculum of the Graduate Academies.

Book: Netzwerk A 1, part 2, course and workbook

Target group International doctoral students, postdocs, professors and guest researchers from all disciplines
Date 20.10.21 - 09.02.22
Time Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Place Tba - The course takes place either in presence or online
Lecturer Jessica van Geul
Costs The participation is free of charge

Registration until 15.09.21 - Register here!

This language course takes place 2 hours per week and is aimed at advanced beginners at A1.2 level. Participants will further improve their communication skills in spoken and written German.
*This course is not creditable to the basic curriculum of the Graduate Academies.

English

Target Group Junior Researchers from all departments
Date 13.10.21 - 02.02.22
Time Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place Tba - The course takes place either in presence or online
Lecturer Shekib Akbary
Participation requirements English skills at B1 level or higher (according to CEFR)
Costs The participation is free of charge

Registration until 15.09.21!  - Register here!

This course is primarily designed to help participants gain greater confidence in using the English language more fluently and effectively – both in academic and informal contexts.

Course contents:

Since every learning group is different, we will not blindly follow a standard curriculum. Instead the actual needs and preferences of course participants will determine the exact contents. The instructor strongly encourages the participants to make use of this opportunity and interactively co-create the currculum with him. Having said that, here are some suggestions:

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  • practicing speaking skills in conversations, role plays and debates (may include (in)formal everyday conversations, such as socializing / smalltalk) 
  • working on pronunciation 
  • revising of points of grammar as needed
  • expanding learners' vocabulary for both general as academic situations
  • presentation practice, incl. feedback from instructor and peers
  • teacher’s personalized feedback and tips for every course member

 

 

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