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Veranstaltungen von M.A. Maryann Henck


Lehrveranstaltungen

Dramarama: Communication and Creativity in Action. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 16:15 - 17:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.310

Inhalt: Interested in experimenting with creativity techniques, temporarily leaving your comfort zone, and simultaneously enhancing your communication skills? If that’s the case, then Dramarama is your workshop. In our 90-minute weekly sessions, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in process drama, improvisation and drama games as well as analyze and act out scenes from a variety of comic/dramatic pieces written for stage and screen. Additionally, you will benefit from exercises and activities focusing on language-related as well as personal competencies: * perfecting verbal communication skills (e.g. fluency, pronunciation, and enunciation) * refining non-verbal communication skills (e.g. paralanguage) * honing your sprachgefühl for the English language (e.g. register, connotations, denotations) * expanding your vocabulary and vocabulary learning techniques * broadening critical reading skills and cultural literacy * increasing your self-awareness, self-confidence, self-investment, and interpersonal savvy * overcoming stage fright Are you ready for some Dramarama?

Dramatize This! Writing and Performing for the Stage and Screen. Englisch C1 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.310

Inhalt: This seminar is not just for drama kings and queens, but for anyone interested in the link between written and spoken words in general as well as composing and performing dialogues in specific. By examining excerpts from plays, sitcoms, and dramadies, we will explore possibilities for transforming stories into dramatic scenarios. In the following sessions, we will experiment with creative writing techniques that will help you craft dialogues for your own dramatic scenario. The seminar will consist of group peer-editing sessions as well as individual appointments to support you during the creative process. Of course, drama is meant to be performed. Therefore, at the end of the semester, you will be expected to translate your dramatic scenarios into a final mini-performance, e.g. on stage, as street theater, or in sitcom/dramedy format.

Impromptu Writing: Write Away - Right Away (Group 2). Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.109

Inhalt: Practice makes perfect, so it's time to write away - right away! If you find yourself suffering from procrastination, this weekly course is here to provide you with a much needed dose of motivation and inspiration. In our 90-minute weekly online sessions, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in a variety of writing exercises and activities geared towards helping you to get black on white, develop your own writing style, and experiment with writing for various purposes - whether they are academic, professional, or creative. We will begin with shorter writing tasks in the initial sessions and progress to longer and more complex tasks by the end of the semester. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to train language-related competencies such as - but not limited to – expanding your vocabulary; perfecting written communication skills (e.g. sentence variation, transitions; developing a sprachgefühl for the English language (e.g. register, connotations, denotations). All of the writing assignments will take place during the weekly sessions, and you will receive feedback on your writing style as well as language usage. Ready to write away - right away?

Impromptu Writing: Write Away - Right Away (Group 1). Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.124

Inhalt: Practice makes perfect, so it's time to write away - right away! If you find yourself suffering from procrastination, this weekly course is here to provide you with a much needed dose of motivation and inspiration. In our 90-minute weekly online sessions, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in a variety of writing exercises and activities geared towards helping you to get black on white, develop your own writing style, and experiment with writing for various purposes - whether they are academic, professional, or creative. We will begin with shorter writing tasks in the initial sessions and progress to longer and more complex tasks by the end of the semester. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to train language-related competencies such as - but not limited to – expanding your vocabulary; perfecting written communication skills (e.g. sentence variation, transitions; developing a sprachgefühl for the English language (e.g. register, connotations, denotations). All of the writing assignments will take place during the weekly sessions, and you will receive feedback on your writing style as well as language usage. Ready to write away - right away?

Words, Words, Words. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.111

Inhalt: Do you find yourself dodging the dictionary, confounded by collocations, terrified by translation yet somehow in love with LEO? Perhaps you just feel overwhelmed by words and their wily ways. If you haven’t found your inner “word nerd” yet (and even if you have), this seminar will make a logophile (or maybe even a logomaniac) out of you. After a brief introduction to the perils of translation and the benefits of effective cross-referencing skills, subsequent course topics will include but are not limited to: eponyms; acronyms and initialisms; clippings and blends; connotations and denotations; homonyms, homophones, and homographs. Using a variety of cultural texts (e.g. lyrics/poetry, fiction and non-fiction, films and television series, etc.) as potential sources, you will begin collecting and selecting new words for practical as well as creative exercises. The ultimate objective is not only to learn how to work with words but also how to make them work for you.

Communications and Negotiations: Strategies and Practical Applications. Englisch B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.310

Inhalt: Interested in enhancing your communicative competencies in a creative learning environment? In this seminar, you will be able to explore and participate in a variety of interactive tasks involving the following topics: international English, communication styles and intercultural competencies, persuasive presentations, problem-solving strategies as well as negotiation simulations. Although the main emphasis will be placed on refining your verbal communication skills, you will also have the opportunity to practice your written communication skills in professional contexts.

Words and Beyond. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 14:15 - 15:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.111

Inhalt: Do words like synecdoche, metonymy, and lalochezia sound Greek to you? Well, perhaps it’s because they do – in fact – originate from the Greek language. Yet, more importantly, you’re probably pondering these questions right now: 1) How are those words even pronounced? 2) What do they even mean? – and most importantly – 3) Should they play a greater role in your quotidian linguistic life? If you’ve already consulted the dictionary to unravel what the above-mentioned hook is all about, then you have successfully re-activated your inner logophile. In other words, it’s time to try your hand at “Words and Beyond.” This seminar will pick up where the seminar “Words, Words, Words” left off and up the ante by leading you into terra incognita of the unwieldy realm of words. Topics will include but not necessarily be limited to: euphemisms and doublespeak, puns, idiom blends, learning with lyrics, fun with foreign words in English, the caprices of the British, American, and Canadian English as well as – of course – those three previously mentioned Greek words. Are you ready to accept the challenge?