Englisch für akademische MitarbeiterInnen

Unser Angebot "Englisch für akademische MitarbeiterInnen" ist auf die Bedürfnisse der akademischen MitarbeiterInnen ausgerichtet. Wir freuen uns, Ihnen auch im Jahr 2017 Seminare in diesem Zyklus anbieten zu können.

Attention: These are seminars for 'akademische MitarbeiterInnen' (university doctoral students and university academic employees), not for undergraduate students. For undergraduate student course offerings, please register via C@mpus.    

 

Academic Writing for Science and Engineering (July) FULL
 Dates:

  THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.   July 26, 27 and 28 (Wed-Fri)  

 Times: 9:00 - 12:15
 Location:

Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Room 1.026
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de

 Prerequisites: solid Abitur-level English
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE) 
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Lucy Blaney-Laible

 

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE. 

At some stage in their careers most academics today will be called upon to disseminate the results of their research in English, be it in the form of an abstract, a submission for a paper at a conference, an article for an academic journal or even a thesis or book. While many academics in Germany possess a relatively high level of English-language competence, they often run into difficulties when putting pen to paper. This often comes down to interference from their mother tongue as well as stylistic differences between English and German in academic writing. This workshop will attempt to identify the main problem areas non-native speakers have when writing in English and provide tips on how to improve their writing. Furthermore, peer review and individual coaching will put into practice what is learnt throughout the workshop. This seminar is specifically adapted to the needs of scientists and engineers, with particular focus on technical writing, process descriptions, describing data, and other specific needs for science scholars.

 Content:

  • key academic vocabulary (drawn from the Academic Word List, among other sources)
  • sentence structure and paragraph building
  • academic writing style
  • discourse markers and coherence
  • describing graphs and presenting data
  • expressing cause and effect relationships
  • false friends
  • collocations
  • punctuation, footnotes and bibliographies
  • various types of texts (e.g. abstract, conference paper, thesis) 

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Effective Presentations in English for Academics FULL
 Dates: THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.   September 25-26 (Mon-Tues)
 Times: 9:00 - 12:15
 Location: Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Room 1.041
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Cindy L. Halbert-Seger

 

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE. 

Academic presentations are an integral part of any scholarly career. In the increasingly international research community, the ability to present one’s ideas and research in English is crucial. This workshop is geared towards preparing academic staff to present papers in English in a conference setting. Workshop participants will learn key structures and phrases and then deliver short practice presentations. The workshop instructor will provide critical feedback on how to improve presentation flow and style.

Learning Objectives: 

  • gain confidence presenting academic papers and ideas in English
  • communicate clearly and effectively
  • analyze data presented
  • learn key terms and phrases for introductions, transitions, emphasizing important information and conclusions when presenting in English
  • common mistakes and how to correct them

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Writing Reader Friendly Texts in English FULL
 Dates:

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.  September 29 (Fri)

 Times: 9:00 - 12:15
 Location: Pfaffenwaldring 59
Room 0.02
Vaihingen Campus
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: solid Abitur-level English
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Lucy Blaney-Laible

 THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.

Anmeldeformular: Writing Reader Friendly Texts in English

There are some key differences between the structure and style of academic texts in German and those in English. German texts tend to assume a high level of reader responsibility, while English texts assume a high level of writer responsibility. According to a 2011 study by Thomas Armstrong of German-speaking scholars in Switzerland, ‘reader friendliness’ is one of the most frequent issues that come up when seeking to publish in English The goal of this brief seminar is to highlight the main aspects of reader friendliness in academic texts in English and to gain some skills for fostering reader friendliness in our own writing. A series of editing exercises will help participants to practice these skills.

Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • Clarity in sentence and paragraph structure
  • Writing in the style the reader expects
  • Focusing on persuasion and logical sequence
  • Typical academic writing terms and phrases (collocations)
  • Avoiding common grammar mistakes that lead to confusion

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Writing Research Proposals in English
 Dates: October 9 (Mon)
 Times: 9:00 - 12:15
 Location: Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Room 1.026
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: FREE
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Anuradha Srinivasan

Thank you very much for your interest. This workshop is now full. Please check our website for upcoming offerings. We also offer in-house seminars, tailored to your work group or institute's particular needs. Please contact:  workshop-english@sz.uni-stuttgart.de for our offerings and prices.

Your research is important to you, but how do you demonstrate its significance to other people? Convincing grant writing is an indispensable skill for researchers. Excellent English can help to persuade your audience to support your research, while awkward writing has the potential to cloud your message. A successful grant writer needs to explain what the research does, but more importantly, why it should be funded. This seminar highlights key features that can help your proposal stand out for the right reasons.

Learning Objectives:

  • Helping to convince your reader through persuasive and descriptive language
  • Necessary phrases and vocabulary terms generally used in research proposals
  • Sentence structure and the advantages of active vs. passive voice
  • Appropriate verb tenses for each section
  • Common problems
  • Cover letter and email templates to accompany grant requests 

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Academic Writing for Humanities and Social Sciences
Dates: October 11, 12 and 13 (Wed-Fri)
 Times: 13:00 - 16:15
 Location: Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Room 1.026
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Bhesham Sharma
 

 

At some stage in their careers most academics today will be called upon to disseminate the results of their research in English, be it in the form of an abstract, a submission for a paper at a conference, an article for an academic journal or even a thesis or book. While many academics in Germany possess a relatively high level of English-language competence, they often run into difficulties when putting pen to paper. This often comes down to interference from their mother tongue as well as stylistic differences between English and German in academic writing. This workshop will attempt to identify the main problem areas non-native speakers have when writing in English and provide tips on how to improve their writing. Furthermore, peer review and individual coaching will put into practice what is learnt throughout the workshop. This seminar is specifically geared toward aiding scholars in the humanities and social sciences, focusing on the phrases, structures and uses of language particular to these areas of study.

 Content:

  • key academic vocabulary (drawn from the Academic Word List, among other sources)
  • sentence structure and paragraph building
  • academic writing style
  • discourse markers and coherence
  • describing graphs and presenting data
  • expressing cause and effect relationships
  • false friends
  • collocations
  • punctuation, footnotes and bibliographies
  • various types of texts (e.g. abstract, conference paper, thesis)

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Academic Writing for Science and Engineering (October) FULL
 Dates:

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.  October 11 and 13 (Wed,Fri)

 Times: 14:00 - 18:45
 Location: Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Raum 1.041
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Colleen Dockery

 

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE. 

At some stage in their careers most academics today will be called upon to disseminate the results of their research in English, be it in the form of an abstract, a submission for a paper at a conference, an article for an academic journal or even a thesis or book. While many academics in Germany possess a relatively high level of English-language competence, they often run into difficulties when putting pen to paper. This often comes down to interference from their mother tongue as well as stylistic differences between English and German in academic writing. This workshop will attempt to identify the main problem areas non-native speakers have when writing in English and provide tips on how to improve their writing. Furthermore, peer review and individual coaching will put into practice what is learnt throughout the workshop. This seminar is specifically adapted to the needs of scientists and engineers, with particular focus on technical writing, process descriptions, describing data, and other specific needs for science scholars.

 Content:

  • key academic vocabulary (drawn from the Academic Word List, among other sources)
  • sentence structure and paragraph building
  • academic writing style
  • discourse markers and coherence
  • describing graphs and presenting data
  • expressing cause and effect relationships
  • false friends
  • collocations
  • punctuation, footnotes and bibliographies
  • various types of texts (e.g. abstract, conference paper, thesis)

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Voice Training and Accent Reduction FULL
 Dates: THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.  November 6,13 and 20 (Mon)
 Times: 9:30 - 12:45
 Location: Universitätsbibliothek Vaihingen
Seminarraum
Vaihingen Campus
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 Level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Tanya Newman

 

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE. 

Do you feel you have a foreign accent when you speak English, one that possibly detracts from your professional image when delivering presentations or chairing a meeting? Would you be interested in fine-tuning your English pronunciation so that your pronunciation matches your high level of English? If so, the Language Centre is pleased to be able to offer a workshop for those who want to project a competent and confident image but feel that their accent is holding them back.

 Learning Objectives:

  • learn the basics of English pronunciation and intonation
  • identify your typical mistakes and problem areas related to pronunciation and intonation
  • learn ways to reduce your accent and communicate clearly and precisely
  • begin to develop ways to harness the power of your voice

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Socializing and Networking in Academic Settings
 Dates: November 10 (Fri)
 Times: 15:30 - 18:45
 Location: Sprachenzentrum der Universität Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 2
Room 1.070
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Colleen Dockery

Workshop Description

Sometimes small talk can lead to big business. Do you find it easier to present a paper in English at a conference than to discuss it over lunch with new colleagues afterwards? Do you have difficulty making the transition between discussing your work and making small talk? This lively, interactive workshop will help you brush up on your socializing and networking skills in English, thus allowing you to better navigate the unscripted moments of academic interaction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Talking about your job, research, and place of employment
  • Extending, accepting, and declining invitations
  • Making requests
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Managing a conversation
  • Making small talk and listening actively
  • Establishing and confirming new connections through e-mail and phone conversations 

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English for Literature Reviews
Dates: November 17 (Fri)
 Times: 9:00 - 12:15
 Location: Pfaffenwaldring 59
Room 0.02
Vaihingen Campus
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE) 
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Lucy Blaney-Laible


Literature reviews are an essential part of research writing because they orientate the reader to your point of view with the help of expert opinions. A successful literature review is more than just a list of publications the author has read; it is the foundation on which your writing is built. The goal of this seminar is to give participants the skills necessary to write a persuasive and productive literature review.

This seminar focuses on the following elements:

  • Important phrases and terms for referring to other authors’ writing
  • Accepting, rejecting, questioning or criticizing previous findings
  • Positioning yourself within the greater field of research
  • Introducing quotes, quoting and paraphrasing (mechanics and style)
  • Defining terms with authority
  • Appropriate verb tenses, as well as mixing tenses

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Academic Writing for Science and Engineering (December) FULL
Dates:

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE.

December 4, 11 and 18 (Mon)

 Times: 9:00-12:15
 Location: Universitätsbibliothek Vaihingen
Seminarraum
Vaihingen Campus
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Lucy Blaney-Laible 
 

 THIS SEMINAR IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT IS POSSIBLE. 

At some stage in their careers most academics today will be called upon to disseminate the results of their research in English, be it in the form of an abstract, a submission for a paper at a conference, an article for an academic journal or even a thesis or book. While many academics in Germany possess a relatively high level of English-language competence, they often run into difficulties when putting pen to paper. This often comes down to interference from their mother tongue as well as stylistic differences between English and German in academic writing. This workshop will attempt to identify the main problem areas non-native speakers have when writing in English and provide tips on how to improve their writing. Furthermore, peer review and individual coaching will put into practice what is learnt throughout the workshop. This seminar is specifically adapted to the needs of scientists and engineers, with particular focus on technical writing, process descriptions, describing data, and other specific needs for science scholars.

 Content:

  • key academic vocabulary (drawn from the Academic Word List, among other sources)
  • sentence structure and paragraph building
  • academic writing style
  • discourse markers and coherence
  • describing graphs and presenting data
  • expressing cause and effect relationships
  • false friends
  • collocations
  • punctuation, footnotes and bibliographies
  • various types of texts (e.g. abstract, conference paper, thesis) 

Zum Anmelde-Formular

Effective Teaching in English
Dates: December 8 and 15 (Fri)
 Times: 13:30 - 16:45
 Location: Universitätsbibliothek Vaihingen
Seminarraum
Vaihingen Campus
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
 Prerequisites: approx. seven years of English (B2.1-B2.2 level)
 Price: 0 EUR (FREE)
 Group Size: max. 10 seminar participants
 Your trainer: Dr. Bhesham Sharma

 

As German universities increasingly offer English-language degree programs, there is a progressively high demand for teachers who are able to teach their subject areas in English.  Adapting to native and non-native English speakers from a variety of backgrounds and helping guide them through the course material is a challenging task, and one that is not typically taught in language classrooms. The purpose of this workshop is to give university instructors some key linguistic tools and perspectives in order to organize and guide their teaching in English.

Learning objectives:

  • Communicating clear expectations and evaluation standards to students
  • Lecturing in a clear way
  • Fostering comprehension and active participation in the classroom
  • Making information accessible and understandable
  • Dealing with disagreement and controversy
  • Giving constructive feedback on student work
  • Setting clear academic integrity standards (plagiarism and cheating rules) for students of various cultural backgrounds

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Anmeldung

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 Anmeldeformular für die Seminare im Jahr 2017

 



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