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Programmes for Exchange Students (Incomings)

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-zsp-GS-1025Urban History and Geography of Bremen and Northern Germany /AC (in English)
Stadtgeschichte und Geographie Bremens und Norddeutschlands

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 4

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2880 (2 Credit hours)

Additional dates:
Fri. 06.11.20 14:00 - 16:00 BBB Meeting room in studip
Fri. 13.11.20 14:15 - 15:30 BBB Virtual Meeting room in studip

Inhalt: This course is a special offer for international students who are interested in Regional and Urban Geography, and the local history of Bremen and Northwest Germany.
  • Students understand the historical development of cities and the processes connecting historical events and urban development
  • Students understand the basic ideas of (Regional) and Urban Geography and History as a university science
  • Students understand the most important historical events that shaped today’s Germany
  • Students are able to give presentations about topics that they researched on their own (about an excursion destination as well as a unique city quarter of Bremen

Michael Thiele
10-76-1-B-02Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in English)
B

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:15 - 11:45 Online (2 Credit hours)

Additional dates:
Wed. 17.02.21 14:00 - 19:30 Testcenter (time TBA)
Dr. Ramona Kreis
10-76-1-B-04Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in English)
B

Seminar (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:15 - 11:45 Online (2 Credit hours)

This class will be taught both online and in class. You will be expected to present at the live sessions.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater to the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.


RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.

ASSESSMENT

• careful reading and preparation of assigned readings and exercises for each session
• final exam.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-1-LING-02Key Topics in Linguistics/Language History for Teachers of English: Varieties of English in the foreign Language Classroom (in English)
B

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:15 - 15:45 External location: Zoom (2 Credit hours)

IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!!

This seminar is reserved for M.Ed. students in their 1st semester. It is offered in combination with a seminar in module FD3, 10-76-1-FD3-02 "Handlungskompetenzen - Teaching Varieties of English" (C3, online
seminar) offered on Tuesdays 14:15-15:45. The two seminars build upon each other and should thus be taken together. So, please also register for that course as well.

The massive spread and diversification of the English language, its dominance as a second/foreign language and its use as a global lingua franca has brought about a change in the foundations of how English should be taught and learned. However, in English Language Teaching
(ELT) in Germany there is still an exclusive exonormative orientation towards "Standard English", i.e. British and/or American English. But setting a monolingual, inner-circle native-speaker benchmark for todays' learners, including the corresponding cultural norms, does not correspond to the linguistic reality and is therefore no longer considered appropriate in many contexts. This seminar aims at helping teacher students develop an awareness of the sociolinguistic and pedagogical implications of the global spread of English, also beyond school curricula. In this linguistics seminar will approach World Englishes from a pedagogical point of view and discuss the sociolinguistic and pedagogical implications of the global spread of English.

Note that this seminar is component 1 of a paired tandem teaching project. Component 2 is a seminar on World Englishes and ELT pedagogy that shifts the focus to questions of material evaluation and design, curricular implementation and the preparation of students' teaching projects (seminar in module FD3, 10-76-1-FD3-02 "Handlungskompetenzen
  • Teaching Varieties of English" offered on Tuesdays 14:15-15:45).

The knowledge acquired in these two paired seminars is then brought together in component 3, a practical phase at the end of the term in which the students take their lesson plans and teaching material dealing with selected varieties of English to the classroom by co-operating with local partner schools and experienced in-service teachers.

Dr. Ramona Kreis
10-76-1-SP1-07University Language Skills 1g (in English)
B/C3

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 08:15 - 09:45 Online (2 Credit hours)

Please note that this course is an online course. Students are asked to participate regularly in the video conferences (see course schedule).

University Language Skills 1 (ULS 1) is the first half of the SP-1 module (“SP-1 Sprachpraxis Basismodul”) taken in the winter semester. It requires 90 hours of work and earns you 3 credit points. University Language Skills 2 (ULS 2) is the second half of this module and will be offered in the summer semester, requiring 180 hours of work and giving you 6 credit points.

The focus of this module is on academic writing in English at university level. The emphasis during ULS 1 is on planning and organising an academic essay in an academic context at university level. It emphasizes writing skills in three broad categories: paragraphing, structure, and argumentation. Not only will students practice structural elements (e.g. topic sentences, outlining strategies), but they will also be working on refining their English language skills, including word choice, grammar and syntax. In addition, they will discover the importance of cohesion and coherence as key skills in good writing.



Materials will be provided via StudIP.

Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-10University Language Skills 1j (in English)
B/C3

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:15 - 11:45 Online (2 Credit hours)

This course is an online course. Some parts will be in synch with the scheduled times, while other parts are asynchronous.

University Language Skills 1 (ULS 1) is the first half of the SP-1 module (“SP-1 Sprachpraxis Basismodul”) taken in the winter semester. It requires 90 hours of work and earns you 3 credit points. University Language Skills 2 (ULS 2) is the second half of this module and will be offered in the summer semester, requiring 180 hours of work and giving you 6 credit points.

Please register for ONE ULS 1 class only.

The focus of this module is on academic writing in English at university level. The emphasis during ULS 1 is on planning and organising an academic essay in an academic context at university level. It emphasizes writing skills in three broad categories: paragraphing, structure, and argumentation. Not only will students practice structural elements (e.g. topic sentences, outlining strategies), but they will also be working on refining their English language skills, including word choice, grammar and syntax. In addition, they will discover the importance of cohesion and coherence as key skills in good writing.

Course requirements:
  • regular (80%) and active participation in class
  • thorough preparation of each class session
  • submission of assignments of approx. 1000 words

Please note that this class is planned as a hybrid course involving both online and on-site teaching. The course will be divided into two groups at the beginning of the semester. Each group will meet every two weeks at the university and spend the other week completing tasks online.

Materials will be provided via StudIP

Recommended material for ULS 1 ( a book which will also be used in ULS 2 in your 2nd semester)
Meyers, Alan Longman, Academic Writing Series (level 5) - Essays to Research Papers. Pearson: 2014. (copies available in the library for reference)

Recommended literature for further language work
McCarthy, Michael & Felicity O’Dell Academic vocabulary in Use
Cornell, Alan & Geoff Parkes What’s the Difference? Englang Books (online quizzes available)
Use the latest edition of either the Langenscheidt/Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English or the Cornelsen/Oxford University Press Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, including the electronic version (CD or DVD as appropriate) or a comparable learner's dictionary.

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-12University Language Skills 1l (in English)
B/C3

Exercises (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 08:15 - 09:45 Online
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-WD1-09Key Topics in Linguistics: English with an accent: Language ideology in the US and New Zealand (in English)
C3 Online Course

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:15 - 11:45 (2 Credit hours)

This class will be taught online. It deals with the ways that linguistic diversity might be related to the linguistic discrimination. We will begin with the studies on 'linguistic profiling' based on experimental studies of housing discrimination, and expand upon those findings to promote equity in education, employment, medicine and the law. This class deals with these studies, devoted to the advancement of equality and justice globally. You will give an online group presentation in this class via Zoom.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-3-WD1-07Key Topics in Linguistics: Uses and Abuses of Social and News Media: Linguistic Perspectives (in English)
C3

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:15 - 15:45 (2 Credit hours)

This course will run entirely online. In the course we cast a critical eye over the ways in which contemporary media can come to derail democratic processes. This will stretch across all media which currently make use of digital forms of distribution, spanning social media, channels of various kinds, regular newspapers, news videos, and so on. The methods to be learnt and practised in concrete analyses are linguistic and multimodal. That is: we will pay particular attention to how various forms of expression, images, written text, video, sound, and so on may be combined for persuasive effect. The course will draw on current discussions from the Research Group on Multimodal Rhetoric in Online Media running at the Bielefeld Centre for Interdisciplinary Research: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/ZIF/FG/2020Multimodal/.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-77-1-A3a-1Einführung in die frankophone Kulturwissenschaft : Introduction aux civilisations et cultures française et francophones
Lehrkategorie C3: Digital mit synchronen und asynchronen Elementen

Lecture (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:15 - 11:45 (2 Credit hours)

In diesem Modul werden Grundkenntnisse über Geschichte und Strukturen Frankreichs und der Frankophonie vermittelt.
Die Veranstaltung vermittelt Kenntnisse in den Bereichen Geschichte sowie zeitgenössische Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur der Länder des französischen Sprachraums. Themen sind u.a. die politische, soziale und kulturelle Geschichte Frankreichs seit 1789 im Überblick sowie Kolonialgeschichte und Dekolonisierung, Europäischer Integrationsprozess und Globalisierung, Politisches System: Verfassung, Wahlen, Parteien und Bewegungen, – Kultur: Bildungssystem, Lebensformen, Presse und Medien, Denkströmungen, – Gesellschaft: Sozialstruktur, Immigration, Gender, – frankophone Länder und Regionen sowie Frankophonie als Organisation; Recherche in Fachzeitschriften, Bibliotheken und Forschungsinstitutionen.
Aufgrund der gegenwärtigen Corona-Situation wird die Vorlesung in einer Mischform aus synchron-digitaler (Videokonferenz in Stud-IP mittels des Meetingtools BigBlue Button oder anderer Tools wie Zoom) und asynchron-digitaler Lehre (z.B. via Stud-IP, Forum) stattfinden (Lehrkategorie C3).
Der Besuch des die Veranstaltung begleitenden Tutoriums wird dringend empfohlen.
Literatur s. Stud-IP

Prof. Dr. Gisela Febel
10-77-1-A3a-2Tutorium zur: Einführung in die frankophone Kulturwissenschaft : Introduction aux civilisations et cultures française et francophones
Lehrkategorie C3: Digital mit synchronen und asynchronen Elementen.

Tutorial (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 16:15 - 17:45

In der Veranstaltung werden vor allem die Inhalte der Einführungslehrveranstaltung weiter vertieft und es wird auf stoffspezifische Fragen der Studierenden eingegangen. Es werden aber auch die grundlegenden Prinzipien und Methoden wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens vermittelt unter Berücksichtigung u.a. der folgenden Fragen: Wie erstelle ich ein Referat? Wie bibliographiere ich? Wie gestalte ich ein Handout? Wie zitiere ich richtig? Wie soll eine gute Power-Point-Präsentation aussehen? Wie recherchiere ich selbständig für kultur- und landeswissenschaftliche Themen?
Aufgrund der gegenwärtigen Corona-Situation wird die Vorlesung in einer Mischform aus asynchron-digitaler (z.B. via StudIPad in StudIP) und synchron-digitaler Lehre (Videokonferenz in Stud-IP mittels des Meetingtools BigBlue Button oder anderer Tools) stattfinden (Lehrkategorie C3).

Jana Neustroh ((Tutorin))
10-78-5-FD2-1Übung: Vorbereitung auf die POEs
Lehrkategorie C3: Synchrontermine werden zu Beginn der Veranstaltungszeit bekanntgegeben

Exercises (Teaching)

In dieser Übung werden in zwei Blöcken die Praxisorientierten Elementen vorbereitet und das dazugehörige Portfolio eingeführt. Inhaltlich soll die Planung von Einzelunterrichtsstunden im Fokus stehen und darüber hinaus versucht werden, auf die pandemiebedingten kurzfristig sich ergebenden Gegebenheiten an den Praktikumsschulen eingegangen werden.

Barbara Roviro Llimiana
10-78-5-FD2-2Grammatikarbeit in Zeiten der Kompetenzorientierung
Lehrkategorie C3: Digital mit synchronen und asynchronen Elementen.

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 16:15 - 17:45 (2 Credit hours)

Gerade in Zeiten der starken Ausrichtung an zu erwerbenden Kompetenzen im Fremd-sprachenunterricht stellt sich die Frage, in welchem Umfang wir Grammatik in den Unterricht integrieren und wie wir Grammatik vermitteln. Diese Fragen werden wir im Rahmen des Seminars beleuchten; dabei werden wir ausgehend von Erkenntnissen aus der Linguistik Ideen und Möglichkeiten zur nachhaltigen und motivierenden sowie schüleraktivierenden Grammatikarbeit erarbeiten, die auf ein mehrkanaliges Lernen abzielen - auch unter Berücksichtigung differenzierender Unterrichtsarrangements sowie digitaler Medien.

Henning Peppel ((LB))
10-M80-1-SpecMo-04Linguistics and Social Justice (in English)
C 3 Online Course

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 12:15 - 13:45 (2 Credit hours)

This class is a project oriented online class. We read recent texts about humor as a coping mechanism and Covid 19 communication. In the next step, we will use Maxqda Software to analyse and code multimodal data. You will write a project report about a self selected research project regarding Covid 19 and humor using your Maxqda data analyses.

Dr. Inke Du Bois