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Lehrveranstaltungen

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

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.019

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 that will meet in person on campus, 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).

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

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.310

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 that will meet on campus in person, 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).

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

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.109

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.

Communications and Negotiations: Strategies and Practical Applications. Englisch ab B2 ( Group 1) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.109

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.

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

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 16:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.311

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?

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

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | 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 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 2). Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | 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 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 | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 5.124 | .

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.

Writing With Style: Discovering Your Academic Voice in English. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Termin:
wöchentlich | Freitag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 6.316

Inhalt: Ready for a challenge? Feel like giving your writing and speaking skills a fine-tuning? 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 styles 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 and DeepL, have not yet mastered. We will also learn about the current controversy surrounding Winnetou, cancel culture, and cultural appropriation. Apart from other materials, we will analyze Searching for Winnetou (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvM4V6HLJAI), a 2018 documentary by Award-winning Canadian playwright, author, and journalist, Drew Hayden Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nations. He will hopefully be visiting our campus in November.