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Current Offers

For registration please visit the homepage of the Event-Manager.

Let‘s Tandem! Tandem Meeting
(no regestration needed)

26/04/2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., room: AB 110
You attend a language course at the language center but want to do more exercises or just learn a new language which isn ́t offered at the university... During the event “Let ́s Tandem! Tandem Meeting” you can get information on the methods of
learning in tandem or find a tandem partner in a fast and personal way.

Building intercultural competence –
Basic concepts of intercultural learning

10/04/, 24/04, 08/05., 15/05, 22/05, 29/05/2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., room: AM 206
Are you interested in intercultural communication on university campus? Can you imagine acting as a facilitator for intercultural learning yourself? In this seminar students will look into basic theories and concepts of intercultural communication.
We will use and examine intercultural methods, activities and short films to reflect on which skills are needed in order to become an interculturally competent person. Participants will also expand their own learning skills and constantly reflect their (intercultural) learning. The overall goal of the seminar will be to develop a theoretical input concerning relevant intercultural aspects in a university setting. This should be done in small groups and by using the methods of research oriented learning.
Please register here until April 10th, 2017.

Understanding a German University

19/05/2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., room: AM 202
You just started your (exchange) studies at Viadrina and interested in how the German university functions? When studying abroad, you will encounter various expectations and experiences concerning your performance that might be unusual for you. In this workshop you will not only meet students from other cultures who are in the same situation but also have the possibility to exchange your experience. You will also learn how learning and teaching cultures may differ between countries and universities, how to communicate with your professors and peers and how to succeed in adapting to a new environment.

Tandem Talk
(no regestration needed)

24/05/2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., room: tba
Do you want to exchange your experiences of learning in tandem? If you already have a tandem partner, come to this event and tell other tandem pairs about your tandem meetings. What topics do you discuss during meetings? How do you correct your tandem partner? How do you divide time for speaking?

Creating Short Films of Critical Incidents

16/06/ and 30/06/2016 and other lessons, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., room: tba
Short film sequences are often used in intercultural training to address cultural differences. Observation of Critical Incidents makes cultural differences visible. Video sequences awaken empathy, mindfulness and respect for different ways
of thinking and living. They also invite people to perceive situations from another perspective, so that their own point of view can be questioned. In the seminar, advantages and pitfalls of working with films in intercultural training are elaborated
and discussed with various examples. In addition, the students learn to create own storyboards and to produce their own short intercultural training film.
More information and registration here...

Presentations and
Exam preparation

The ability to learn efficiently und to present your knowledge is a key competence for your studies and eventually your working life. We offer you opportunities to learn techniques to improve your learning and presentation abilities. Start learning now and profit from the learning enviroment that the university has to offer.

Program [currently german only]

foreign languages 

Foreign languages open up whole new worlds. If you can speak them. Knowing foreign languages will allow you to immerse in a different culture and open up experiences you might otherwise miss. Language skills do not only look good in your résumé but you will profit from them in many ways.

Program [currently german only]


Studying abroad or doing an internship in a foreign country? Or maybe you are a foreign student? Intercultural exchange happens in day to day life. Intercultural training can help you to understand cultural differences better and to see through common stereotypes and missunderstandings.

Program [currently german only]


Scientific writing can be a daunting task but fortunatly scientific writing can be learned. Analysing the process of writing and breaking it down into several steps is a productive way of approaching your own writing. Learn different techniques of reading, writing and citation and take your writing to the next level.

Program [currently german only]