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Workshops and tutorials of the International Relations Office

Workshop Intercultural Competence
Academic writing
Examination preparation

 

Please note: All courses will be held in German. You will need good knowledge of German to be able to follow the courses. The English course descriptions here are for your convenience.

 

Workshop Intercultural Competence

 

Led by:

Katja Dienemann

Time:

4 November 2017, 9.30 am - 5 pm, and
5 November 2017, 10 am - 1 pm
Location: Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, Plöck 55
Target group: International students up to 2nd semester and tutors/"buddies"

 

This interactive workshop includes a revealing look at your own culture in order to uncover cultural differences and learn how to integrate these differences effectively into University life. Students and tutors from different cultures will have the opportunity to exchange intercultural topics and learn from each other.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Germany: expectations and reality
  • Cultural differences and how to master misunderstandings
  • Personal competencies in dealing with challenges
  • Sharing experiences with other students
  • Making contacts

The course is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited. Registration is mandatory and should be submitted as early as possible. If you wish to take part in the course, please write an e-mail to info33i@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de.

 

 

Academic writing

 

Led by:

Miriam Kucher

Time:

18 November 2017, 10 am to 6 pm

Location: Anglistisches Seminar, Kettengasse 12


Academic writing poses major challenges to students. How do I start? How do I need to formally structure my assignments? And what do the instructors expect? This task becomes even more daunting if you are supposed to do it in a foreign language.

 

The tutorial offers a compact overview of the most important elements of academic writing and familiarises students with the main skills needed for planning and completing an assignment:

  • Efficient structuring of information
  • Formal aspects of a paper
  • Banishing writer’s block
  • Academic language

The course instructor offers individual writing consultations for participants who have passed the tutorial successfully.

The course is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited. Registration is mandatory and should be done as early as possible. If you wish to take part in the course, please write an e-mail to info33i@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de.

 

Examination preparation

 

Led by:

Miriam Kucher

Time:

9 December 2017, 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Anglistisches Seminar, Kettengasse 12


The exam is next week and you are nowhere near done studying? Additionally, the sources are all in a foreign language? How to break down the mass of information into manageable bits? What is expected in written or oral exams at a German university?

This course is designed to give helpful suggestions on how to study strategically and on how to behave in exams. The tutorial offers learning techniques and strategies, but also puts a focus on time management and on the importance of breaks and buffers. In order to get as "real" as possible, you will be given the opportunity to take an oral exam in-class and get feedback.

The course is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited. If you wish to take part in the course, please write an e-mail to info33i@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de.

 

 

 

 

 

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