English Newsletter

Here you will find all of the back issues of our newsletter English Revisited: Tips, Tidbits & Tutorials. This Newsletter of the Language Center is meant to provide staff members of the University of Stuttgart with informative and entertaining tips related to the English language. Typical problem areas are highlighted in each issue so that staff can hone their English skills further.

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English Newsletter - English Revisited:
Tips, Tidbits & Tutorials

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: Definitely Not Easy: the Definite Article
Intercultural Communication: Unsolicited and Solicited Help
Vocabulary: The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Phrasal Verbs in Academic Writing

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: The Confounding Gerund and Infinitive Forms
Intercultural Communication: Hierarchies - More Present Than You Think
Vocabulary: Collective Nouns

Newsletter No 3
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Grammar: Make It Work! Correct Use of Tell, Say, Speak, Talk, Listen, Hear, Make and Do
Intercultural Communication: Collectivism vs Individualism
Vocabulary: False Friends: Deleted Scene from Schultze Gets the Blues

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: The Importance of Correct Email
Intercultural Communication: A Few Personal Lessons on Cultural Differences
Vocabulary: The Language of Formal Emails

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: Commas Save Lives!
Intercultural Communication: Reader Friendliness
Vocabulary: Academic Uncountable Nouns

Newsletter No 4
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Grammar: Phrasal Verbs
Intercultural Communication: Cultural Differences in Presentations
Vocabulary: Checking Understanding and Seeking Clarification in British English

Newsletter No 3
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Grammar: Hedging and Modal Verbs
Intercultural Communication: Political Correctness on US Campuses
Vocabulary: Cockney English

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: Reported Speech
Intercultural Communication: Uncertainty Avoidance: A Critical Incident
Vocabulary: Say It with a Saying

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: Modal Verbs (I): Seven Reminders
Intercultural Communication: Writing Letters of Recommendation
Vocabulary: Writing Clearly for Academic Purposes

Newsletter No 4
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Grammar: To Be or Not to Be: The -ing Form
Intercultural Communication: Dinner Beyond the Emily Post of Etiquette
Vocabulary: Amish Ordnung

Newsletter No 3
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Grammar: Mixed Conditionals
Intercultural Communication: Ph Do and PH Don't
Vocabulary: Brexiting Britain

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: Conditional Sentences without If
Intercultural Communication: The Ins and Outs of the US Primary Process
Vocabulary: Phrasal Verbs and Academic Writing: How to Get Better

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: Conditional Sentences
Intercultural Communication: What's in a Dot? Differences in Notation and Symbols
Vocabulary: Useful Language for Cover Letters

Newsletter No 4
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Grammar: Coping with Commas
Intercultural Communication: Low-Context vs. High-Context Cultures
Vocabulary: Making Polite Requests

Newsletter No 3
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Grammar: Past Perfect Simple and Continuous
Intercultural Communication: Intercultural Teaching Exchange
Vocabulary: Collocations of Research

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: As You Like It
Intercultural Communication: Peparing US Cover Letters and Resumes
Vocabulary: From A to Z and Angst to Zeitgeist (German words in the English)

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: Present Perfect Continuous versus Present Perfect Simple
Intercultural Communication: How to Hedge like an English Speaker
Vocabulary: Collocations

Newsletter No 4
In this issue:
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Grammar: Present Perfect and the Past
Intercultural Communication: A Rose by Any Other Name: Or What's in a Title?
Vocabulary: A Touch of British English: Of Havering Scots and a Purring Queen

Newsletter No 3
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Grammar: Present Tense: Present Simple vs. Present Progressive
Intercultural Communication: Being Indirect in English
Vocabulary: False Friends: How to Become a Steak
Interview: Deutschland und Großbritannien: Ein Interview mit dem Stuttgarter Honorarkonsul Dr. Oesterle

Newsletter No 2
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Grammar: Back to the Future One Final Time: Alternate Future Forms
Intercultural Communication: Calling a Spade a Spade - Distance and Directness in Communication
Vocabulary: The Future of "Englishes": An Interview with Prof. David Crystal

Newsletter No 1
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Grammar: Predicting the Future
Intercultural Communication: Small Talk Is BIG, Part II
Vocabulary: Beginning and Ending Letters and Emails, British English and American English

Newsletter No 1
In this issue:
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Grammar: Future? What Future?
Intercultural Communication: Small Talk Is BIG, Part I
Vocabulary: Excuse Me, Where's the Toilet?

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