Events

Our language cafés will continue to take place online. Here are the dial-in details for our events: Meeting ID: 971 7825 4019, ID code: SLZ2022.

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

More information (including registration) can be found further below on this page.
We look forward to your participation!

About 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.

  • on Thursdays from  6 to 7pm
  • first session: 4th november (3rd week of the semester)
  • 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.

  • Group 1: on Mondays from 4 to 5pm
  • Group 2: on Tuesdays from 12 am to 1 pm
  • first session: 1st or 2nd november (3rd week of the semester)
  • 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

  • culture and society
  • travel
  • interests and hobbies

German-Italian language café

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

The meetings take place via Zoom and last for about 60 minutes. You can participate from home, or come to the SLZ to meet with the others. German is spoken for 30 minutes, then we switch and the next 30 minutes are held in Italian.

Dates

When and where will the German-Italian café take place?

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

  • on Wednesdays from 7 to 8pm
  • first session: 3rd november (3rd week of the semester)
  • 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 German-Italian Café structured and how can I participate?

In this café German learners and Italian learners meet on a weekly basis to talk in a relaxed atmosphere and to improve their language skills.
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 Italian
  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 sign up?

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

The German-Spanish Language Café

This event is thought for both Spanish and German native speakers. In the Language Café for Spanish, German learners whose native language is Spanish and Spanish learners who are currently learning the language from completed level A2, or students who want to practice their Spanish, 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 Spanish and 30 minutes in German. The learning language of one student group always represents the native language of the other group.

Dates

When and where will the German-Spanish café take place?

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

  • on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm
  • first session: 03.11.21 (3rd week of the semester)
  • 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 learning language to participate?

No, we recommend having a B1 level. Every meeting has a topic prepared to get the conversations started. The native speakers have the task of keeping the conversation going.

How is the German-Spanish language café structured?

In principle, the meetings take place in the Self-Access Center (Building 5). However, occasionally they can take place at a café in the city or online, depending on the group's agreement. For each meeting there are suggested topics with prepared discussion impulses. The native speakers have the task of keeping the conversation going. The sessions roughly run as follows:

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

-        language change    -

  1. Little warm-up
  2. 30 min conversation in Spanish
  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 German-Spanish 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 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 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.

Dater G-P-Café

When and where will the German-Portuguese café take place? Questions or Feedback?
We will be happy to hear from you.
  • on Wednesdays from 7 to 8pm
  • first session: 3rd november (3rd week of the semester)
  • 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

Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. the SLZ offers a self-study group supported by tutors.

The self-study group brings together students who want to learn a language independently and support each other. The tutors are available to answer questions and give useful tips. Since the two tutors are Russian speakers, the focus of the self-study group is on Russian learners, but all other languages are welcome. The advantage of this is that a fixed date in the week creates a certain commitment, which increases motivation in language learning and the group can support each other.

Teilnahme

When and where?

Any further questions? We are happy to hear from you!
  • every Wednesdary from 4 to 5 pm
  • at the Self-Access Center (C5.104)

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

ABOUT THE TOEIC STUDY GROUP

At the TOEIC learning group, students prepare online for the TOEIC test and receive answers to their questions about the test as well as useful tips.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL MEETING LOOK LIKE?

A tutor will start the TOEIC learning group and setup a TOEIC Moodle course. For each meeting, the tutor has an exercise in the Moodle course so that all participants can practice together. The TOEIC learning group is not a lesson, but a support in preparing for the test.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

The TOEIC learning group currently takes place online via Zoom. There is no pre-registration necessary. Just join the Zoom-meeting at the appointed time.