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

25/10/2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., room: AB 06
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.

Managing teaching & learning cultures at an international university – A research-oriented seminar
(no registration needed)

19/10/, 26/10/, 16/11/, 30/11/, 14/12/2017 and 11/01/, 18/01/2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., room: AM 202
Why won’t my professor tell me which answers are right or wrong? What is expected by me during a lecture or a seminar anyway? Is there a specific Viadrina learning culture? Does the Viadrina have different faculty cultures? During this seminar we will have a closer look at different aspects of teaching and learning cultures in higher education. Starting from theoretical conceptions of (inter)culture and by also considering faculty cultures, we will analyze and reflect teaching and learning styles at (international) universities together. The key issue for students will be to develop their own research question related to our topic of teaching and learning cultures and to work on it in small groups within one semester. Following the idea of research-oriented learning this seminar aims to introduce students to realize a full research process design, including a public presentation of the results in the end. All material and background will be provided through moodle.

Building intercultural competence –
Basic concepts of intercultural learning

mondays from 09/10/2017 - 04/12/2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., room: AB 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.

Understanding a German University

17/11/2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., room: AM 203
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.

Academic Writing at a German University – What do Professors expect?

21/11/2017, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., room: GD 07
Writing in a foreign language may be like cooking a new dish for the first time – trying to apply your already learned cooking skills and still aiming to create a speciality never tasted before. But how do you know which spices, herbs and strange ingredients your guests – the German professors - like? In this Lunchtime Lesson we will talk about academic writing at a German university and provide you with useful hints to make your writing delicious to German gourmets.

Tandem Talk
(no regestration needed)

22/11/2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., room: AB 06
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?

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]