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Planning a Teaching & Learning Event for an English-Speaking International Student Audience

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Teaching and Learning | Basic teaching module

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As TU Berlin strives to increase offerings of English-taught courses and lectures in its curricula, your career opportunities and prospects for international travel may grow and develop. 

This highly practical workshop will prepare participants for the challenge of teaching in English to students from Germany and across the globe.  

During the two days, you will learn to navigate intercultural aspects of teaching and learning, including the use of appropriate and inclusive language. You will experience a discussion from the student’s perspective and discover a number of effective strategies to generate more student engagement. In addition, you will receive a video of a short teaching practice sequence and detailed feedback and coaching from both your colleagues and the instructors.


  • Understand and appreciate the influence culture has on both teaching and learning and use this knowledge to plan more effective teaching sessions
  • Appreciate how to speak to students using inclusive language
  • Know how to structure lessons to allow for maximum understanding and retention of material
  • Experience a teaching session from the students’ perspective
  • Recognise your strengths and gain confidence leading a teaching session in English following personal feedback from instructors.


    • Approaches to knowledge and learning in different cultures
    • Using International English - advantages and limitations.
    • Generate more engagement from students
    • Create suitable lectures and materials for an international audience
    • Improve presentation skills and pronunciation with video-supported feedback
    • Discover tools for planning teaching sessions in English


          Pair and group work, discussion, individual and group presentations. Participants should come prepared with part of a lecture, a short presentation or teaching scenario (max 5 min) they wish to practice and perfect. This will be filmed and made available after the course.
          Maximum number of participants: 12


          This course is for anyone who teaches or who is planning to teach in English. This workshop can be complemented with the short introductory online workshop “How to engage students online”(winter term 2022/23) .

          Course number
          LM 14B
          new Date follows, 9:00am-5:00pm                                 
          2 days, 20 working units à 45 min
          Face-to-face meeting.
          ZEWK, Frauenhoferstr. 33-36, r: FH 1004
          Dr. Monika Rummler, Lesley-Anne Weiling
          Course language
          For employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU, FU, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact  for information on fees.
          As the course will be taught completely in English, participants should have a sound basic knowledge of English (minimum of B2 level) that can be built upon during the workshop.
          Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
          Applicable for TU certificate for teaching and learning or international certificate TiE-BAC

          For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any questions regarding the course, please contact .

          In case of any organizational questions please contact .


          Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.

          Please help us to develop our program in a targeted manner. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties.

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          Dr. Monika Rummler
          +49 30 / 314 - 264 51
          FH Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
          Raum FH 1002

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