Events

In the winter semester, there will once again be a variety of events for all those interested in languages. Among them are the weekly language cafés for different languages.

  • In the language cafés you can improve your communication skills in the respective foreign language with the help of native speakers in a relaxed atmosphere and become more relaxed about talking in a foreign language.
  • The learning groups are intended as a support and meeting place for self-learners in the field of foreign languages.

Further information on dates for the language cafés and the learning groups as well as information on events during the winter semester can be found on this page.

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.

30.11.2022 6 to 10 pm: Game Night (Room C5.104)

When the days become shorter and the November sky blocks most of the sunlight, it is time for a cozy night in the warmth. The team of the SLZ invites you to a fun game night with snacks and warm beverages. Together with other language learners you can try games from our big selection. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own game ideas and your favourite snacks.

01.12.2022 7 pm: Brazilian Cinema (Lecture Hall 1)

On December 1st, the SLZ shows “Que Horas Ela Volta?” in collaboration with the Unikino. The Brazilian movie, written and directed by Anna Muylaert, is an affectionate social comedy about class that mischievously asks for the need of a “revolution” or reorientation on that matter.

After a short introduction to the title, the history, and the critique in society in this regard, the film will be shown in Portuguese (Original Version) with German subtitles.

15.12.2022 6 pm: Christmas festivities (Room C5.104)

December is coming and we warmly invite you to chat with us about Christmas and the traditions in different countries that are linked to it. You can look forward to an evening full of music, good food, interesting conversations in German, English or other languages, and one or the other Christmas surprise! We would like to emphasize that this event is open to all students, regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

The German Language Café

In the German language café, German native speakers meet with German learners to talk in German in a relaxed atmosphere.

Dates

When and Where?

Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.

  • Fridays at 3pm
  • Start date: 4th November, 2022
  • meeting point: Self-Access Center (C5.104)

Email: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

 

Do I have to be good in German to participate?

No, we recommend having at least an A2 level.

What does a typical meeting look like?

One or two tutors will start the German language café and speak German. They have a starter topic prepared to get the conversations going. The café is not a class. It is more like a relaxed talk over a cup of coffee while having the native speakers by your side to help with difficulties.

Why should I participate?

The café allows you to meet new learners from different countries, to talk in German (don’t be afraid of making mistakes!) and to learn with native speakers.

How can I participate?

To have a rough idea of how many people would like to come to the language café, we ask you to register without obligation by sending us an e-mail: slz@leuphana.de.

Possible topics

  •  music and media
  •  travel and cultures
  •  sports

The French Language Café

Our French language café is a meeting place for all French enthusiasts who feel like having a casual conversation in French.

Dates

When and where?

Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.

  • Thursdays at 6pm
  • Start date: 3rd November, 2022
  • meeting point: C5.124

Email: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

 

Do I have to be good in French to participate?

No, we recommend having at least an A2 level.

What does a typical meeting look like?

It is planned to have one tutor of the Self-Access Center who will be doing the French language café once a week. The tutor prepares starter topics and different exercises to get the conversations going and to structure the meetings.

Sample topics for the cafés are:

  • music and media 
  • travel and culture
  • interests and hobbies 

A café is scheduled for 60 minutes, where participants can converse in French and thus improve their language skills.

Why should I participate?

The language café allows you to improve your conversation skills in French in a relaxed atmosphere and you also have the chance to get to know new people. For those who participate in at least 80% of the cafés, we issue an attendance certificate.

How can I participate?

To have a rough idea of how many people would like to come to the language café, we ask you to register without obligation by sending us an e-mail: slz@leuphana.de.

The Italian Language Café

In this language café, Italian learners have the opportunity to talk in Italian in a relaxed atmosphere and thus improve their language skills.

Dates

When and where will the Italian café take place?

Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.

  • Tuesdays at 1pm
  • Start date: 1st November, 2022
  • meeting point: Self-Access Center (C5.104)

E-Mail: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

Do I have to be good in the learner language to participate?

We recommend having at least an A2 level.

How is the Italian Café structured and how can I participate?

The Italian language café is moderated by an Italian tutor. The tutor prepares different conversation topics and exercises to structure the casual conversation in the large and small groups.

Example conversation topics are:

  •     Music and media
  •     Travel and culture
  •     own interests and hobbies

The language café is not a teaching unit, but is intended to provide an opportunity to practise languages in a relaxed atmosphere, but also to make contacts.

Do I get credit points for participating?

There are no credit points for the language café. If you like, the Selbstlernzentrum can issue a certificate of participation.

Do I have to attend regularly?

In order to receive a certificate of attendance, 80% of the appointments must be attended.

How can I sign up?

To participate, send us an email to slz@leuphana.de, with "Anmeldung Sprachcafé Italienisch" as your e-mail subject.

The Spanish Language Café

The Spanish language café is a meeting place for Spanish-enthusiasts who come together once a week for one hour to chat in a laid-back atmosphere.

Dates

When and where will the Spanish café take place?

Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.

  • Thursdays at 7pm
  • Start date: 3rd November, 2022
  • meeting point: Self-Access Center (C5.104)

E-Mail: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

Do I have to be good in Spanish to participate?

No, we recommend having at least an A2 level.

What does a typical meeting look like?

It is planned to have one tutor of the Self-Access Center who will be doing the Spanish language café once a week. The tutor prepares starter topics and different exercises to get the conversations going and to structure the meetings.

Sample topics for the cafés are:

  • music and media 
  • travel and culture
  • interests and hobbies 

A café is scheduled for 60 minutes, where participants can converse in French and thus improve their language skills.

Do I get credit points for participating?

There are no credit points for the Spanish language café. If you like, the Self-Access Center can issue a certificate of participation.

Why should I participate?

The language café allows you to improve your conversation skills in Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere and you also have the chance to get to know new people. For those who participate in at least 80% of the cafés, we issue an attendance certificate.

How can I sign up?

To have a rough idea of how many people would like to come to the language café, we ask you to register without obligation by sending us an e-mail: slz@leuphana.de.

The German-Portuguese Language Café

Every week German learners meet Portuguese-learners in the bilingual language café to talk in a relaxed atmosphere and to improve with it their language skills.

This event is thought for both Portuguese and German native speakers. German learners whose native language is Portuguese and Portuguese learners who are currently learning the language from completed level A2, or students who want to practice their Portuguese, come together once a week to chat in a relaxed atmosphere, improving thus their language skills.

The café is scheduled for one hour. Out of this time slot, 30 minutes are spent speaking in Portuguese and 30 minutes in German.

Dates

When and where will the German-Portuguese café take place? Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.
  • Thursdays at 6pm
  • Start date: 3rd November, 2022
  • meeting point: Self-Access Center (C5.104)

Email: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

Do I have to be good at speaking the learner language to participate?

We would recommend you to have at least an A2 level to be able to follow the conversation, but also an advanced Spanish-level can already be enough. If you have any doubts about your language level, please just contact us!

How is the German-Portuguese Café structured an how can I participate?

In this café German learners and Portuguese learners meet on a weekly basis to talk in a relaxed atmosphere and to improve their language skills. The meetings are generally held on campus, from time to time they may also take place in a café or in the city centre. You will receive all updates via E-Mail, after registration.

Every meeting has a topic prepared to get the conversations started. The native speakers have the task of keeping the conversation going. The basic schedule is as follows:

  1. Short warm-up
  2. 30 min conversation in German

-    language change    -

  1. Little warm-up
  2. 30 min conversation in Portuguese
  3. Feedback / cool down

The café is not a class. It is more like a relaxed talk over a cup of coffee while having the native speakers by your side to help with difficulties.

Do I get credit points for participating?

There are no credit points for the bilingual language café. If you like, the Selbstlernzentrum can issue a certificate of participation.

Do I have to attend regularly?

In order to receive a certificate of attendance, 80% of the appointments must be attended.

How can I participate?

To participate, send us an email to slz@leuphana.de, with "Anmeldung Sprachcafé Italienisch" as your e-mail subject and the information which language you are learning.

Guided self-study group for Russian

Dates

When and where?

Any further questions? We are happy to hear from you!
  • Thursdays at 1pm 
  • Start date: 3rd November, 2022 
  • meeting point: C5.138

Email: slz@leuphana.de
Instagram: slz_leuphana
Facebook: slz_leuphana

No prior registration necessary!

How can I participate?

The self-study group takes place weekly at the same time. Those interested can drop in without prior appointment, either with their own learning materials or borrow materials from the SLZ. A prior consultation on autonomous language learning to clarify expectations and set personal goals may be useful.

TOEIC study group

With the help of the TOEIC learning group, students prepare for the TOEIC test online in an autonomous way. Please note that the course is only a Moodle course that supports the learning process and not a supervised learning group. A tutor of the Self-Access Center is at your disposal in case of questions concerning the Moodle course.

If you want to use the course for your preparation, please come to the Self-Acess Center duringopening hours or send us an email to slz@leuphana.de.

MondiALLE

MondiALLE is an event format that has the exchange of language and culture between student as its core element. The events take place every last friday of the month and each event has its own theme.

A special feature of the events is that all participants can write their names as well as the languages they can be addressed in on a piece of paper. In doing so, the students can easily find other students who speak their target language and start a conversation with them. A specific language level is not required to participate to the events. 

Look back: MondiALLE in summer semester 2022 

During the summer semester the Self-Access Center organized international evenings on three fridays. As the activities and venues varied from event to event, boredom had no chance to come up.

29.04.2022 7pm: Game eveing & music exchange (Mensawiese)

Flyer first evening

27.05.2022 7pm: International bazaar & live-music (building 9, 1st floor)

Flyer second evening

24.06.2022: Latin Night & Festa Junina (Mensawiese)

Flyer third evening