Teaching in (Non-Native) English

Objectives

  • You enhance your abilities to teach content courses in English.
  • You gain experience in handling standard and spontaneous teaching situations.
  • You gain confidence in (non-native) English as language of instruction.

Content

This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss, practice and consolidate recurring as well as spontaneous classroom interaction between lecturer and students, such as taking attendance, assigning tasks, splitting students up into groups, inviting comments and questions, and many more. Particular attention will be given to the first session of a course, for which participants are requested to bring existing slides/materials (or what they would like to use in the future) to the workshop for practice simulations/as demo material. Based on participants’ specific requirements, useful language input for such situations is combined with ample opportunity to practice typical as well as spontaneous interaction with students.

Important remark

In the workshop, each participant can choose to arrange one-on-one support with the trainer. There are two options:

  • one teaching visit including face-to-face follow-up (i.e. coaching session of 45 minutes)
  • one or two one-on-one coaching sessions of 45 minutes

Target group

  • Non-native teaching staff at Vienna University using English as language of instruction

Methods

  • Language and methodology input
  • Practice – practice – practice
  • Joint discussion of feasible approaches and solutions for typical situations
  • Group and trainer feedback
  • One-on-one support (optional): individual coaching sessions and/or teaching visits

Course convenor: Mag. Martin Buxbaum, MA

Mag. phil. (English/Russian) Vienna University, MA English University of Toronto; full-time position as English coordinator and language trainer at UAS bfi Vienna; freelance language and skills trainer at Vienna University, Diplomatic Academy et al.; translator; psychodramatist (Moreno) in training.

Date

Wednesday, 07 March 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 s.t.

Location

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Vienna, 1010 Wien, Universitätsstraße 5

Registration

From February 2018, you will be able to register via the website of Human Resources Development, University of Vienna.