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Planning a Seminar or Lecture for an English-Speaking Audience

WWB Area | Learning field
Teaching and Learning | Advanced teaching module

Starting point
As many more universities increase offerings of English-taught courses in Germany and abroad, your career opportunities and prospects for international travel are also growing. 

This highly practical workshop will prepare participants for the challenge of teaching in English to students from Germany and across the globe.   During the two days, you will learn to navigate intercultural aspects of teaching and learning, including the use of appropriate and inclusive language. You will experience a discussion from the student’s perspective and discover a number of effective strategies to generate more student engagement. In addition, you will receive a video of your teaching practice session and detailed feedback and coaching from both your colleagues and the instructors.

Aim

  • Understand and appreciate the influence culture has on both teaching and learning and use this knowledge to plan more effective teaching sessions
  • Appreciate how to speak to students using inclusive language
  • Know how to structure lessons to allow for maximum understanding and retention of material
  • Experience a teaching session from the students’ perspective
  • Recognise your strengths and be more confident in leading a teaching session in English having had personal feedback from instructors.

Content

  • Approaches to knowledge and learning in different cultures
  • Using International English – advantages and limitations.
  • Generate more engagement from students
  • Create suitable lectures and materials for an international audience
  • Improve presentation skills and pronunciation with video-supported feedback
  • Discover tools for planning teaching sessions in English

Methods
Pair and group work, discussions, individual and group presentations. Participants should come prepared with part of a lecture, a short presentation or teaching scenario they wish to practice and perfect. This will be filmed and made available after the course.

Notes
This course is for anyone who teaches or who is planning to teach in English. This workshop can be expanded with the short introductory online workshop “Creating and Keeping Student Engagement in a Seminar or Lecture” (see winter term programme). Maximum number of participants: 12.

Course information

Course numberLM 14V
DateMon, 10.01.2022, 9:30am-5:30pm
Tue, 11.01.2022, 9:30am-5:30pm
Scope2 days, 20 working units à 45 min
FormatOnline course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course
ToolsVideoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
InstructorsDr. Monika Rummler, Lesley-Anne Weiling
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
Participants please keep a laptop/ PC with video and audio function or a webcam and headset ready.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
CertificateApplicable for TU certificate for teaching and learning and for TiE-BAC certificate – Teaching in English.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Monika Rummler.
In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.

Registration

Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.
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