English Café

During the semester, the English Café for conversation practice will take place on Tuesdays from 17.00 to 19.00 (virtual).

Please drop in before or after a class. There is no pressure to stay the entire time, of course.  However, this will give you an opportunity to practice your English in a non-academic setting.

How to get there

Session number: 231 693 304
Session password: ECss2020

1. Go to https://uni-erfurt.webex.com/uni-erfurt/k2/j.php?MTID=t40ebd16731f10cf966f3f024bc381c3c
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: ECss2020
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://uni-erfurt.webex.com/uni-erfurt/k2/j.php?MTID=t410e446ca3b593eda3b19a8560f7ccfa

If there are problems, keep on trying  (if you have the WEBEX app, write in the session number only).


The WRITING CENTER TUTORS will be present, so you can also get to know them.

English Writing Centre

The ENGLISH WRITING CENTER (formerly English Writing Lab) will be offered again this semester, and tutors are there to

  • check your writing task for problems (and find solutions; tutor does not correct, but rather point out)
  • listen to your talk or presentation (prerecorded on a sound file, and the two of you listen to it together)
  • go over presentation points to help with layout and structuring of the presentation
  • listen to your ideas re a presentation
  • listen to you read a text  (pronunciation practice)
  • listen to your reading (prerecorded on a sound file, and the two of you listen to it together)

WRITING tasks are to be typed, 12 font and at 1.5 line-spacing (Zeilenabstand).  No handwritten papers, please!

Mandatory for all English students taking part in a GLP 1 or GLP 2 course, but students from all fields of study are welcome.

Procedure

To take part in the English Writing Center, search the course with the same name on Moodle and sign in with the key "EWC2020".  You can find the generic schedule (with time slots) and links to the tutors’ personal rooms in the introductory information in the Moodle room. Please select the week and day you would like to virtually meet your tutor. Select one of the times (please check your calendar beforehand). You are allowed ONE slot per day. At the appointed time, open your tutor’s personal Webex room.

Sign in is available as of Thursday at 12.00 the week before.