Field of action: Modul 2
Format: Kurs
Organizer: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Work units: 4 AE Examine, Grade & Assessment (PBA), 12 AE Key qualification (SQ),



The reforms which have been implemented since the Bologna Process have meant that an increasing number of courses at universities are being held in English. Whilst sound teaching skills are a basic requirement in all contexts, the use of English as a lingua franca in teaching - given the growing number of students with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds - has increased the complexity of the teaching task. Therefore, this two-day workshop will offer academic staff and prospective lecturers at German universities both practical support and the opportunity to refine their English language skills in order to teach their academic disciplines in English. The workshop is less focused on equipping participants with pedagogical skills and more on strengthening one's ability to apply English to the teaching skills one already has. Each participant is invited to present a 10-minute excerpt from a lecture or short presentation.


  • Presentations (structure, signposting, questions, introductions, and conclusions)
  • The language of analysis and discussion (how to reason professionally and academically)
  • Evaluating and grading, critical response
  • Vocabulary for university life
  • Lexis for describing processes, structures etc.

Learning goals:

  • To strengthen the participants' verbal skills so they will feel more confident managing challenging situations in the classroom.
  • To enhance the existing pedagogical skills of the participants so they will leave the workshop with a helpful toolbox for conducting effective and inspiring lectures/seminars.
  • To emphasise the importance of justifying the choice of instructional strategy to facilitate active learning in different contexts.
  • To provide guidance in evaluating and grading students' performance.

Date: 13th & 14th December 2018 | 09:00-16:30 Uhr

Venue: HTW Dresden - the room will be announced at least two weeks before the start of the course via email.

Trainer: Lorraine Mannion (native speaker) is from Ireland and studied "Interpreting and Translating in French/German/Italian" at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and the University of East Anglia, England. She also obtained a Magister degree in English Philology, North American Studies and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has been working as a part-time lecturer in English in Berlin since 2000. She is a certified translator/interpreter for the Berlin notaries and courts, and also has extensive experience conducting workshops at various universities and well-respected research institutes throughout Germany.


  • 40 € for employees of the member institutions of the HDS
  • 215 € for lecturers of other higher education institutions

Please send us your application by the 28th November 2018 (registration deadline) via email at programm(at)