Current Events

This semester the Self-Access Center organizes once again various events where language learners can meet and talk to each other. All events have in common that they highlight the joy of speaking and getting to know each other.

Rafiki - Collaboration with the Unikino Lüneburg

  • 30 Jan. 2024, entrance from 7:30 p.m. (beginning at 8 p.m.)
  • Lecture Hall 1
  • Free admission!

Together with the Unikino Lüneburg, the Self-Access Center will show the Kenyan movie Rafiki (2018), directed by Wanuri Kahiu.

In Kenya, where homosexuality is still a punishable offense, the film was initially banned from being shown. It only changed when director Wanuri Kahiu filed a lawsuit. Through her film Rafiki, the director contributed to the discourse about homosexuality in Kenya.

Rafiki (Swahili for “friend”) tells a story about friendship and love relationships, joie de vivre and love of freedom. Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) are good friends despite political problems between their families and resistance from their conservative society. When the two fall in love, they have to choose between happiness and security.

After a short bilingual introduction by the Self-Access Center, the film will be shown in its original version with German subtitles. Admission is free!

Shoplifters – Collaboration with the Unikino Lüneburg

  • 05 Dec. 2023, entrance from 7:30 p.m. (beginning at 8 p.m.)
  • Lecture Hall 1
  • Free admission!

Together with the Unikino Lüneburg, the Self-Access Center will show the Japanese movie Shoplifters (2018), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

In this film, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda presents a sensitive portrait of a family on the fringes of Japanese society that keeps its head above water with theft and trickery. When the family takes in the half-frozen little Yuri, they are delighted with the charming new addition to the family. One day, however, an incident causes this harmony to waver l and the family's unity is put to the test.
In his Oscar-nominated family portrait, Hirokazu Kore-eda lightly and subtly addresses the double standards of a contradictory nation.

After a short bilingual introduction in Japanese and German by the Self-Access Center, the film will be shown in its original version with German subtitles. Admission is free!

Open House

  • 18 Oct. 2023, starting at 2 p.m.
  • Where: C 5.104 (Self-Access Center)

Would you like to get to know the Self-Access Center better or are you simply curious about who we are? Then we would like to warmly invite you to our open house day! Enjoy a piece of cake and some coffee or tea, have a chat with our tutors and lecturers, or feel free to just look around. Not only do we have snacks from a sweet buffet, we also have some linguistic surprises ready for you.

We are looking forward to meeting you!