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

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

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

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.

Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Beyond. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.111 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Interested in awakening your creative spirit and discovering your potential for equally creative output? This seminar puts theory into practice by offering a variety of exercises to ignite ideas, experiment with literary styles and genres as well as give and receive constructive criticism in peer-editing sessions. This seminar will help you develop your own style and voice when writing poetry, flash fiction, vignettes, and a short story or part of a drama. While students will use the Cisneros “snapshot approach” to writing vignettes (e.g. expressing a certain moment, mood, character, or object while creating an atmosphere, not a story), they will initially write traditional Japanese Haikus before moving on to the great modernists, such as Robert Frost and W.C. Williams. In the end, students will have a portfolio (for lack of a better name), consisting of 3 Haikus, 3 pieces of short fiction, and 3 poems.

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

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

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

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?