Englisch für akademische MitarbeiterInnen

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Unser Angebot "Englisch für akademische MitarbeiterInnen" ist auf die Bedürfnisse der akademischen MitarbeiterInnen ausgerichtet. Wir freuen uns, Ihnen auch 2016 Workshops in diesem Zyklus anbieten zu können.



Academic Writing in English

 Dates:

Saturday, January 16 and 23

Times:

09:00 - 14:00 (30 min break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.026 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 130
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants


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.

Please note that workshop participants should ideally have prepared a piece of writing already that they can edit and improve over the course of the workshop or be willing to prepare a short piece of writing in English during the workshop.

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)
 
Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Socializing and Networking

 Dates:

January, 28

Times:

08:30 - 11:45 (15 min break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.070 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 40
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants
 

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
 
Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Accent Reduction and Voice Training

 Dates:

Wednesday, February, 10, 17 and 24

Times:

09:30 - 13:00 (15 min break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.070 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 140
Group Size: max.  8 workshop participants


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

 

Your Trainer: Tanya Newman

Tanya Newman is an experienced language and voice teacher who has lived and worked in Germany since 1988. She has over twenty years experience in professional singing and has been active as a vocal and phonetics coach since 1998. Tanya has coached at professional theatres since 2001 and presently works as vocal coach for Stage Entertainment at the Apollo Musical Theatre in Stuttgart. This year she also joined the staff at The New Stage Company Musical School in Geislingen. Tanya holds two Diplomas in Voice (one in Concert Singing and one in Opera and Drama) from the renowned Mozarteum Hochschule in Salzburg as well as a BA (Hons) in French and Linguistics from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she has taught business and general English at the Sprachenzentrum, and at other post-secondary institutions in the Stuttgart area.



Expert English for Academic Staff

 Dates:

Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Times:

8:30 – 16:30 (with a one-hour break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.047 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. five years of English (B2.1 level)

Price: € 170
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants
 

Being able to speak and write like an expert in English is an integral part of any academic career. This workshop will teach academic staff and students how to improve their English in a relatively short period of time in order to participate in academic discussions with confidence and success, write academic papers and conduct general university business. Innovative and efficient methods on how to upgrade one’s lexical, collocational and listening competencies to an expert level will be demonstrated and practiced in a variety of exercises.

Learning Objectives:

  • expand key academic vocabulary and improve long-term retention
  • identify quickly and employ strong collocations taken from authentic sources
  • improve listening comprehension skills in academic contexts
  • learn methods to achieve language fluency, accuracy and complexity

 

 
Your Trainer: Dr. Cindy L. Halbert-Seger

Dr. Halbert-Seger is an American natural scientist with a lengthy career as an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz, a Master’s in Marine Affairs and a Ph.D .in Fisheries at the University of Washington, where she also worked for several years as a Research Assistant. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she worked as a Research Fellow at the Universität Rostock. Since then she has taught English extensively at various colleges and universities as well as government ministries throughout Germany.



Academic Writing in English

 

 Dates:

Friday, February 26, March 4, 11

Times:

8:30 - 11:45

Location Campus Vaihingen, Pfaffenwaldring 59, Raum 0.02
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 130
Group Size:

max.  10 workshop participants


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.


Please note that workshop participants should ideally have prepared a piece of writing already that they can edit and improve over the course of the workshop or be willing to prepare a short piece of writing in English during the workshop.

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)
 
Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Conference English / Academic Presentations in English

 Dates:

Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9

Times:

8:30 – 16:30 (with a one-hour break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.047 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

Solid Abitur-level English
(completion of the workshop “Expert English for Academic Staff” is necessary)

Price: € 170
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants
 

Academic presentations are an integral part of any academic career. Increasingly, the ability to present one’s ideas and research in English is becoming ever more important. This workshop is geared towards preparing academic staff to present papers in English in a conference setting. Workshop participants will deliver structured, formal presentations in small groups and learn to evaluate other presentations critically, analyze data presented, ask pertinent questions and deal with difficult questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • gain confidence presenting academic papers and ideas in English
  • communicate clearly and effectively in an academic setting
  • learn key language structures for presenting in English
  • present a clear structure and have a story line
  • engage the audience
  • ask and respond to questions including being able to deal with difficult questions
  • make effective arguments
  • analyze data presented
  • make recommendations, suggestions, proposals

Your Trainer: Dr. Cindy L. Halbert-Seger

Dr. Halbert-Seger is an American natural scientist with a lengthy career as an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz, a Master’s in Marine Affairs and a Ph.D .in Fisheries at the University of Washington, where she also worked for several years as a Research Assistant. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she worked as a Research Fellow at the Universität Rostock. Since then she has taught English extensively at various colleges and universities as well as government ministries throughout Germany.



Speaking English on the Job (for Academics, Researchers and Scientists)

 Dates:

Friday, April 22

Times:

8:30 – 11:45

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.070 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 40
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants
 

In this workshop participants will be able to hone their speaking skills in everyday workplace situations that are particular to academics, researchers and scientists, such as talking about your job and research and advising students.

Learning Objectives:

  • talking about your job, research, and place of employment
  • conducting office hours
  • advising and counselling students
  • participating in telephone calls and conferences
  • managing a conversation
  • taking part in academic discussions and meetings

Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Accent Reduction and Voice Training CANCELLED

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.

 Dates:

Tuesday, May 3 and 10 and Wednesday, May 25 CANCELLED

Times:

Tuesdays 09:30 - 13:00 (15 min break)
Wednesday 13:30 - 17:00 (15 min break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.070 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 140
Group Size: max.  8 workshop participants

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

Your Trainer: Tanya Newman

Tanya Newman is an experienced language and voice teacher who has lived and worked in Germany since 1988. She has over twenty years experience in professional singing and has been active as a vocal and phonetics coach since 1998. Tanya has coached at professional theatres since 2001 and presently works as vocal coach for Stage Entertainment at the Apollo Musical Theatre in Stuttgart. This year she also joined the staff at The New Stage Company Musical School in Geislingen. Tanya holds two Diplomas in Voice (one in Concert Singing and one in Opera and Drama) from the renowned Mozarteum Hochschule in Salzburg as well as a BA (Hons) in French and Linguistics from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she has taught business and general English at the Sprachenzentrum, and at other post-secondary institutions in the Stuttgart area.



Academic Writing in English

 

Dates:

Friday, May 27 and Friday, June 3 and 10

Times:

8:30 - 11:45

Location Campus Vaihingen, Pfaffenwaldring 59, Raum 0.02
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 130
Group Size:

max.  10 workshop participants


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.


Please note that workshop participants should ideally have prepared a piece of writing already that they can edit and improve over the course of the workshop or be willing to prepare a short piece of writing in English during the workshop.

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)
 
Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Academic Vocabulary Expansion

Precise vocabulary is an essential tool when writing theses, dissertations, articles and other
academic works. Employing meaningful vocabulary helps scholars communicate effectively with
the intellectual community. Although translation has become as quick and easy as clicking a
button, this option often leaves much to be desired because it leaves out common words,
phrases and collocations needed to make your work coherent and comprehensible. The goal of
this seminar is to establish a basis of essential vocabulary for academic writing, as well as
useful phrases for sections such as introductions, methodologies, results and conclusions.

 Dates:

Thursday, June 23

Times:

08:30 - 11:45 (15 min break)

Location Sprachenzentrum, Breitscheidstraße 2, Raum 1.070 (1st floor) 
www.sz.uni-stuttgart.de
Prerequistes:

approx. seven years of English (B2.2 level)

Price: € 40
Group Size: max.  10 workshop participants

Topics include:

  • activities based on selections from the Academic Word List
  • key phrases and sentences
  • collocations
  • discourse markers
  • prepositions

 

Your Trainer: Lucy Blaney-Laible, PhD

Lucy Blaney-Laible studied Spanish at the University of Kansas (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.A.), where she later also completed her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian/Hispanic Comparative Literatures. During graduate school she taught various language courses at the University of Arizona and worked as a tutor for public speaking, rhetoric and essay writing. Upon completion of her doctorate, Lucy moved to Germany where she has worked as an English instructor at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. Lucy was debating champion at her high school in Kansas and speaks four languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, Portuguese and German.



Anmeldung

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf max. 10, bzw. bei Accent Reduction auf 8 TeilnehmerInnen begrenzt. Wer sich zuerst anmeldet, hat gute Chancen auf einen Platz.

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  • Zulassung ab:    i.d.R. sofort
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