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Veranstaltungen von Dr. Sabrina Völz


Lehrveranstaltungen

Writing With Style: Discovering Your Academic Voice in English. (FSL-SpZ) (Modul 2, Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.019 | digitale Veranstaltung

Inhalt: Ready for a challenge? Feel like giving your writing and speaking skills a fine-tuning? Do you want to find out more about the potential benefits and limitations of digital writing tools, while gaining a deeper understanding of film? If so, then this course might be the course for you. Each participant will gain experience working with a variety of academic texts that can help writers to improve their writing style, editing, and revision skills. Due to the heterogeneity of seminar participants, the instructor will assist students in developing their own writing style and mentor them on an individual basis. Furthermore, academic writing does not have to be boring, mechanical, or dry. Thus, we will take a closer look at sentence variety, voice, and the creative use of language. These are topics that digital writing tools, such as Grammarly, have not yet mastered. After learning about various techniques, course participants will discover the fine art of knowing when and how to use creative approaches in academic writing. Moreover, after a brief introduction to film studies, we will discuss, learn to appreciate, and analyze two African American films. Students will choose among the following: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), Loving (2016), Get Out (2017), and/or Green Book (2018). In this class, most of the work for the seminar can be done independently at your leisure, using myStudy as one would normally do. However, there will be some partner work on certain activities which you will need to organize. For trickier exercises, we will take advantage of Etherpad and Zoom.

Cat Got Your Tongue? – Developing Your Oral Communication Skills in English. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.124

Inhalt: Are you uncomfortable speaking in English in front of a group? Do you want to say something in your classes, but can’t get the words out fast enough? Do you want to be prepared to meet the demands of 21st century workplaces, where employees are valued for their ability to communicate well in diverse situations? If so, then this is the course for you. In this student-centered class, we will work on vocabulary-building strategies, while improving oral fluency and proficiency skills in English. Moreover, students will practice their public speaking skills in various contexts (small talk, intercultural settings, presentations, interviewing, etc). In this class, we will meet virtually and mostly work in small groups via Zoom. The course will run a bit differently than it would if we could meet in person. However, I will try my best to offer as many possibilities for you to speak English and give you as much personal feedback as these trying times allow.

Writing with Digital Tools I. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
14-täglich | Montag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.104

Inhalt: After taking a placement test on writing and briefly reviewing some features of academic writing, this 6-week seminar will guide students in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their written work in English, using digital feedback tools, such as Grammark and the full version of Grammarly. Not only will students become familiar with these types of online software as well as reference websites and an academic writing app, but they will also learn some strategies that will enable them to improve their already good academic writing skills through independent learning and mentoring. In this class, there will be a variety of ways that we meet, including in small groups via Zoom; however, a lot of the work can be done individually when you have the time. The course will run a bit differently than it would if we could meet in person. However, I will try my best to offer as many possibilities for you to improve your English and give you as much personal feedback as these trying times allow.

Advanced Language Skills (Übung)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.04.2020 - 30.06.2020 | C 5.019

Inhalt: This course will focus on skills development from both the learner's and the teacher's perspective. This is a very practical course which will cover a number of interesting and debated issues related to skills development for learners of English at different levels of proficiency. In addition to skills development, participants will try their hands at designing activities for learners of English. In this class, most of the work for the seminar can be done independently at your leisure, using myStudy as one would normally do. However, there will be some partner work on certain activities which you will need to organize. We will also take advantage of Zoom and Etherpad when appropriate.

Writing with Digital Tools II. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
14-täglich | Montag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 13.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.104

Inhalt: After taking a placement test on writing and briefly reviewing some features of academic writing, this 6-week seminar will guide students in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their written work in English, using digital feedback tools, such as Grammark and the full version of Grammarly. Not only will students become familiar with these types of online software as well as reference websites and an academic writing app, but they will also learn some strategies that will enable them to improve their already good academic writing skills through independent learning and mentoring. In this class, there will be a variety of ways that we meet, including in small groups via Zoom; however, a lot of the work can be done individually when you have the time. The course will run a bit differently than it would if we could meet in person. However, I will try my best to offer as many possibilities for you to improve your English and give you as much personal feedback as these trying times allow.

Academic Writing (Übung)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.311

Inhalt: Do you have a good command of academic vocabulary? Do you know how to write a proper introduction for a research paper? Or what strategies apart from summary you can use for the conclusion? Do you know the difference between informal and formal English? Have you mastered the departmental style sheet? Do you know what a literature review is and how to integrate it into a research paper? Do you have a good idea of how to vary your sentence structure or integrate creative elements into your academic prose? Can you use commas effectively? If you have answered no to three or more of these questions, then this might be the course for you. Each participant will gain experience reading and responding to academic texts, working with a variety of reference works, and peer-editing. Students will be introduced to and practice using academic register and conventions. Moreover, after a brief introduction to film studies, we will discuss, learn to appreciate, and analyze the African American film, BlackKklansman (2018), which will serve as the basis for the graded essay (PL). Finally, students will be encouraged to develop their own academic voice. In this class, most of the work for the seminar can be done independently at your leisure, using myStudy as one would normally do. However, there will be some partner work on certain activities which you will need to organize. For trickier exercises, we will take advantage of Etherpad and possibly Zoom.