Trainings and Workshops

Our trainings and workshops are designed to help students gain intercultural, creative, social and language skills that are helpful for study and successful intercultural interaction.


Intercultural Trainings

Join our Intercultural Trainings! Learn more about the importance of understanding other cultures, and how to develop better intercultural awareness.

You can have our Intercultural Trainings recognised for the Intercultural Competence Certificate.

See more

“Get ready for Hamburg? - Online Intercultural Training”: An offer for all new international TUHH students

This online intercultural training in English aims to support you in getting a head start for living and studying in Germany.

WHEN         Tuesday, March 30, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm.
WHERE       online via Zoom
Seats are limited and registration is required. Please register here.

 In our interactive training, you will have the opportunity to learn more about cultural values which might influence and impact your student experience, to exchange and share ideas with your peers, as well as to develop strategies for making the most of your studies at TU Harburg and your time in Germany.

Topics covered in this online training include:

 » What is culture and how does it influence us?

 » Teaching and learning culture in Germany (cultural values and preferences concerning communication style, hierarchy, time, rules, and more)

 » Strategies for successful studies and dealing with cultural confusion

The workshop will be conducted as a Zoom meeting. Participants should have access to a stable Internet connection, join the meeting with a PC or laptop with a camera (if possible), and use a headset for good audio quality. In addition, participants should have pen and paper at hand (needed for some activities). In addition to Zoom, trainers will use tools such as Mentimeter or Padlet for interactive elements. Participants should be able to access such tools in a second window or tab on their PC or laptop or through a tablet or smartphone.

“Intercultural Awareness - Online Training” An offer for all TUHH students

This workshop is made for both international and German students who are interested in reflecting their own culture and discovering how the concept of “culture” influences their everyday life. 

The main objective of the training is to raise awareness for different culturally based and shaped communication. We will also have a closer look at the specific strategies to deal with (intercultural) conflicts and refer to practical examples.

The workshop will be held in English.

WHEN           Friday, 18 June 2021, 1.00 - 5.00 pm.
WHERE       online via Zoom
Seats are limited and registration is required. Please register here.

The workshop will be conducted as a Zoom meeting. Participants should have access to a stable Internet connection, join the meeting with a PC or laptop with a camera (if possible), and use a headset for good audio quality. In addition, participants should have pen and paper at hand (needed for some activities). In addition to Zoom, trainers will use tools such as Mentimeter or Padlet for interactive elements. Participants should be able to access such tools in a second window or tab on their PC or laptop or through a tablet or smartphone.


Intercultural Language Learning

Are you studying in German, but German is not your mother tongue? Have you ever experienced linguistic "faux pas"? Have you ever asked yourself the question when you actually should call someone „Du“ or „Sie“? Do you sometimes have the feeling that you don't understand what the person talking to you really wants to say to you? In three workshops we will try to find answers to these and other questions. 

See more

With elements from foreign language teaching and intercultural training, we will explore why expressions and behaviour are perceived as "normal" by some and as strange, unsettling and impolite by others. We also work out strategies to recognise and avoid linguistic misunderstandings.

DateTopic
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
1.00 - 2.30 pm.

Sprechweise: Welche Signale senden wir, wenn wir laut oder leise, schnell oder langsam sprechen? Was sagt unsere Körpersprache über uns aus und warum kann all dies zu interkulturellen Missverständnissen führen?

Registration
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
1.00 - 2.30 pm. 

Sprichwörter – Warum benutzen wir Redewendungen und was sagen sie über Kultur aus?

Registration
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 
1.00 - 2.30 pm.

Humor – Wie drückt sich Humor in Sprache aus, warum lachen wir über unterschiedliche Dinge und warum fällt es  uns manchmal schwer, Humor zu verstehen?

Registration

Please note that no credit points are available and very good German language skills are required (B2/C1)

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the workshops are held online via Zoom. To participate, you should have your microphone and camera turned on. We also recommend using headphones or headsets.


Beating Procrastination

Do you procrastinate? Of course you do. We all do. When deadlines are looming, we will feel a magical pull to pointless distractions, or even experience a sudden and previously unknown urge to clean up our room – anything really – to put off working on the given task.

See more

For university students, in particular, there are two situations that have a lot of procrastination potential:

1. Studying for exams
2. Writing your thesis

What the two have in common is the largely self-directed nature of work over an expanded time span. What they also have in common is that they often leave students feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed, making it even harder to focus.

And yes, being a university student in times of the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t make it any easier and can further in-crease unhealthy procrastination habits.

Join us for this 2-hour session on how to tackle procrastination.

WHEN?        23 June 2021, 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
WHERE?      online, Zoom link will be availabe on time


Managing stress in uncertain times

This workshop helps students to manage their stress and develop coping methods for struggles related to the coronavirus pandemic.

See more

The numerous uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic have left many people living in a state between “kind of stressed” and “panic attack.”

That’s natural. Our “fight or flight” system is designed to effectively deal with acute stressors. With the pandemic, however, time boundaries are less clear. Bracing ourselves for uncertainty over this extended period of time can take a toll on body, mind and heart.

Even more reason to practice good self-care - and to focus on things we can control (while letting go of things we can’t). This workshop will address some simple things you can do to take better care of yourself - right now.

So, join us for this Zoom session on managing stress in uncertain times. Looking very much forward to meeting you!

WHEN       Wednesday, March 17, 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
WHERE     Via Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82987888676?pwd=Vlc3cU54TWVDRm1BWEJjY2Z4VHRHZz09
Meeting-ID: 829 8788 8676
Kenncode: 861803

The workshop will be conducted as a Zoom meeting. Participants should have access to a stable Internet connection, join the meeting with a PC or laptop with a camera (if possible), and use a headset for good audio quality.


Smartphone Video Workshop

Everyone can be a mobile film maker! This workshop is designed for beginners who want to acquire film making skills and create an own short movie.

With filmmaker Bella Gurevich you will first gain theory knowledge in all aspects of filming, interviews, acting, the use of music/sound (rights) and editing with a smartphone.

See more

Furthermore, you get to learn how to tell a visually structured story. Practical exercises covering all mentioned prosseces are following. Get hands on experience with mobile filming equipment, mics, self-made tripods, sliders and gimbals. Grab your smartphone, some tape and your headset (if you have one) and let´s be creative together! The workshop will be held in English.

WHEN & WHERE
to be announced

The workshop will be conducted as a Zoom meeting. Participants should have access to a stable Internet connection, join the meeting with a PC or laptop with a camera (if possible), and use a headset for good audio quality.


Please note that no ECTS points can be credited for our trainings and workshops.