WELCOME TO ENGLISH STUDIES!
This class will introduce you to the central topics of English Studies in the domains of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, second language acquisition and language teaching. You will get to know numerous members of the English deparment, as well as special invited guests.
After the first session, we will offer a special office hour to discuss open questions concerning your timetables. The office hour will take place in room N 009 in the Forum building which is next to our lecture hall. (The office hour is NOT OBLIGATORY but only for those of you who are looking for further advice concerning their studies.)
For each session there will be short reading assignments with reading notes. The two credit points for the class include an individual portfolio with your reading notes for each of these texts, a complete list of references in the required format, and a final exam based on the contents of all sessions. Guidelines for the portfolios will be provided in class.
The class will also introduce the English Department's special Certificate Program:
In the course of your studies at Hildesheim University, you can enrol in the Zertifikatsstudium and obtain the Zertifikat für Bilinguales Lehren und Lernen in addition to your regular Master of Education. This certificate qualifies you for bilingual teaching in primary and secondary school program.