Study Strategies and Learning Techniques

Workshops in English

English Grammar Compact (B1-B2): WiSe 19/20

This compact workshop runs for just three sessions and is intended for students who wish to acquire greater confidence in the use of English grammar. Basic grammatical structures are systematically presented, practiced and consolidated by means of targeted exercises.

Repetition of important tenses
Sentence structure
Irregular verbs
Prepositions
Adjectives and adverbs  

Level: B1-B2
Teacher: Matthew Egger
Time: 3 Tuesdays, 3:30 - 6:45 pm, October 29 - November 12
Place: Building 4, Room 120

Binding registration via Relax from October 7

Please note: if you register for this workshop you will be expected to attend all three meetings. If you cannot attend an individual meeting or wish to withdraw from the workshop altogether, please inform the teacher or the Institute for Foreign Languages: iff@Reutlingen-University.DE . If you just drop out without contacting us you will not be permitted to participate in further workshops.

CV Preparation and Application Techniques in English: WiSe 19/20

This workshop is intended for students from all Schools who are applying for an internship or similar work placement in an English speaking environment. In the first (joint) meeting the most important features of English language applications are introduced. After this students make appointments for individual help and coaching with their own applications.
- CVs and resumes
- Cover letters 
- Interview techniques

Teacher: Matthew Egger
Time:Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 - 6:45 pm: whole group meeting.
           Then individual meetings of 45 minutes each by arrangement.
Place: Building 4 Room 120

Register via RELAX from October 7.

Please note: if you register for this workshop you will be expected to attend all meetings. If you cannot attend an individual meeting or wish to withdraw from the workshop altogether, please inform the teacher or the Institute for Foreign Languages: iff@Reutlingen-University.DE . If you just drop out without contacting us you will not be permitted to participate in further workshops.

 

Writing Lab

The Writing Lab offers an opportunity for all students who have questions concerning their written assignments - whether a Bachelor's or Master's thesis, a seminar paper, an application, an internship report etc - to drop in (no appointment needed) and receive guidance and feedback from an experienced native-speaker trainer.

Time: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, from October 8

Place: Lounge (Learning Centre)

English Writing Clinic: WiSe 19/20

Individual guidance for planning and writing texts in English, such as seminar papers, theses, abstracts, manuscripts or reports.

Possible topics include:

  • Structure and coherence
  • How to strike the right balance between different writing styles
  • What must be borne in mind when writing in English?
  • Tips and exercises to overcome individual problems
  • Formal matters: footnotes, quotations etc.

Teacher: Matthew Egger
Time: Individual 45 minute appointments by arrangement. Please contact the teacher by email at least 7 days in advance, giving your preferred appointment time (and an alternative) and a brief indication of the area where guidance is needed: Matthew.Egger@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de.
 

Improve your English Pronunciation: WiSe 19 / 20

This workshop focusses on improving your spoken English, by enabling you to pronounce individual English words and complete sentences more clearly and accurately. You will look at some of the typical difficulties experienced by speakers of different mother tongues, and will practice a number of tailor-made games and exercises to improve the way you pronounce particular words. The International Phonetic Alphabet will enable you to differentiate between confusingly similar sounds, and you will use a number of different exercises to make sure that you stress the correct syllable(s) within the words. You will find out how emphasizing a different word within a sentence can completely change its meaning. Finally, we will look at sentences and longer texts and see how phenomena like linking, elision and assimilation of sounds can make your speech sound smoother. This will all help to improve your presentations and generally give you more confidence when speaking.

Course Code: IfFENGPRON
Teacher: Dr. Jennifer Sturm
Dates: 4 Mondays, November 4 - 29.
Time: 5:15 - 6:45 pm
Place: Building 20, Room 019
Level: from B1
First Meeting: Monday, November 4,  2019

Please note: if you register for this workshop you will be expected to attend all four meetings. If you cannot attend an individual meeting or wish to withdraw from the workshop altogether, please inform the teacher or the Institute for Foreign Languages: iff@Reutlingen-University.DE . If you just drop out without contacting us you will not be permitted to participate in further workshops.

Register via RELAX from October 7

 

Workshops for International Students

Please note: International students are welcome to join our courses and workshops. All courses and workshops found on the English page are suitable for students with little to no knowledge of German (levels A1-A2).
Information about workshops for which more knowledge of German is required can be found on our German page.

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