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Teaching in English for PhD students
When Apr 23, 2020 09:00 AM to
Apr 29, 2020 05:00 PM
Where Tennenbacherstraße 4, room 103
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Target Group

Doctoral candidates who teach or will teach lectures, tutorials, lab etc. in English.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two-day-workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Plan and structure a lesson taught in English.
  • Apply specific communicative skills to their teaching when lecturing with students in a foreign language (macro- and micro- techniques).
  • Identify micro-methods one can use in a lecture setting to activate and involve students more.


The workshop will be divided into two major parts:

The first day (23 April, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) of this workshop focuses on lecturing. First participants will learn about the principle of constructively aligning the learning objectives, methodology, and student assessment of their course. The second part of day one will focus on specific communicative and didactic skills for teaching content in English in the international classroom, such as using explicit learning objectives, communicating lesson structure via signposting and methods to activate and motivate students during a lesson.

The second day of the workshop (29 April, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) focuses on interacting with students. The morning will be dedicated to student interaction skills such as setting up group work and responding to student questions/comments. For the rest of the day, participants have the opportunity to put their newly acquired skills into practice through (a) teaching a mock lesson of 15 minutes with peer feedback or (b) simulating a classroom scenario (e.g. handling different types of questions) with peer feedback. The workshop will conclude with a collaborative summary and plenary discussion on the main take-aways from the two days.

Instructional Methods

The workshop will consist of instructor input, participant-centred methods (individual, pair, and group work), plenary disscussions and simulations. Clips of authentic teaching scenarios will be viewed and analysed.

Workshop Facilitator

Louise Northover, SLI, University of Freiburg

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