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Language learning consultation

Language learning consultation

The tandem pairs who want to learn more effectively and receive ECTS points should necessarily visit the language learning consultation. The aim of the language learning counsellors is to support the tandem pairs in their foreign language learning and to help them to take responsibility for their own learning process and to find efficient ways of learning together.

Language learning consultations for tandem learning again in presence

From 01 November 2021 it's again possible to perceive consultations in presence under compliance with the 3G rule after prior online appointment booking.

IN THE LANGUAGE LEARNING CONSULTATION YOU WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT

  • In the assessment of the language level
  • In time management
  • In the preparation of learning plans
  • Finding effective learning strategies
  • In setting the learning objectives
  • In planning the learning path
  • Selecting appropriate materials
  • Evaluating the learning process

WHY IS LANGUAGE LEARNING CONSULTATION IMPORTANT?

What happens without language learning consultation?Why do students need the language learning consultation?
The language learning consultation helps to 

Without the support of the learning counsellor, students do not develop learning goals or sub-goals.  

... formulate individual language learning goals after assessing the language level.

... become aware of resources and determine which resources can best be used to achieve the learning goals they have set themselves.

... develop a learning schedule taking into account their own learning goals, time capacities and resources.

The meetings with the tandem partner are often not prepared and the learning is therefore aimless and less effective. ... prepare the respective tandem meetings in a planned and structured way so that learning is more productive and results-oriented. Achieving small learning goals per session has a motivating effect.
The students do not use the help of the tandem partner specifically. ... to formulate expectations of the tandem partner through reflection in the language learning consultation, thereby making mutual learning support more effective.
The students often repeat what they already know and stay below the possibilities of their learning growth. ... optimise their learning process and thereby achieve greater learning gains.

The students do not reflect their learning gain, it remains a diffuse feeling of having learned something.

... evaluate the learning outcomes. In this way, students recognise their learning progress.

With the help of the language learning consultation, students manage their learning process more consciously.

Borrowed from Enke Spänkuch, University of Bochum

PROCEDURE OF THE LANGUAGE LEARNING CONSULTATION

First language learning consultation

  • First, we determine your language level in the target language.
  • Then, learning goals are set together.
  • The next step is to clarify how you can best achieve these learning goals with your tandem partner.
  • For this purpose, smaller sub-goals are determined which are important on the way to the overall learning goal. In addition, we will discuss which resources you can use to achieve your learning goals. Learning objectives, learning content, learning path and resources are recorded in a learning plan.
  • In a learning diary you record what you have learned and how.

Second language learning consultation

  • In the second language learning consultation we will talk about what you have achieved. Have you been successful in your learning or are there other, more effective ways to achieve your learning goals?
Who should visit the language learning consultation?

If you want to receive a participation certificate or a certificate of achievement for working in tandem, you have to visit the language learning consultation once or twice. However, we advise all tandem pairs to visit the language learning consultation after one or two meetings as a tandem pair. 

The language learning consultation is
  • not a private coaching
  • not a correction service
  • not a language course.

STUDY ROOM FOR TANDEM PAIRS WITH TUTORIAL SUPPORT

The study room is intended for students who would like to learn a language autonomously with their tandem partner or deepen their knowledge.

As a tandem pair, you have the opportunity

  • to work on and carry out your learning project with your tandem partner
  • to work on learning programmes on computers with your tandem partner
  • to find out about alternative learning methods
  • to receive learning support from the tandem team.

Due to the current Corona situation, the study room is not available - please use the language learning consultation online via a videotool.

Study room (H105)

Office hours

during the semester: Fridays from 13.30-15.30

CONTACT PERSON FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING CONSULTATION

Monika Schelm
Coordinator
Office hours
Tu. 09:30 - 13:00
We. 09:30 - 13:00
and by appointment
Address
Im Moore 11B, Raum 315
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
315
Address
Im Moore 11B, Raum 315
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
315

CONTACT PERSON FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING CONSULTATION IN COMBINATION WITH SPANISH

Fátima Garcia Manrique
Lecturers with Special Duties
Office hours
Tu. 15:00 - 17:00
We. 12:30 - 14:30
Address
Im Moore 11B, Raum 316
30167 Hannover
Address
Im Moore 11B, Raum 316
30167 Hannover