As a language coach, you support international students in a course that you are taking or have already taken. You lead a small learning group with 2-5 international students, study together for exams and help with language difficulties. You will receive preparatory intercultural training as a language coach, gain intercultural experience and receive up to 4 ECTS in the professionalisation area. In addition, through the intensive engagement with the course content, you usually also improve your own results.
German as mother tongue or very good knowledge of German (C1 level)
You enjoy cooperative learning, you are interested in intercultural and subject-related exchange
Participation in the preparatory course for language coaches
Then enter the course (lecture / seminar / lab etc.) in Stud.IP in which you would like to become active as a coach. You can enter up to three courses.
Ideally, you offer support as a language coach in the courses you are attending in the current semester in order to strengthen the joint learning experience. However, you can also list courses that you have already taken in previous semesters.
Students of Faculty 6 enter the topic of the study-related or general language learning group they want to offer in the next semester here.
Choose a suitable date in Stud.IP for the three-part preparation course. Participation is compulsory for all language coaches.
In the preparation courses your intercultural skills are trained. In addition, you will be sensitised to linguistic and technical language challenges and receive organisational tips on how to lead your learning groups and how to run the S.o.S. programme.
Approximately six to eight weeks after the start of the learning group meetings, all language coaches meet in a feedback workshop to exchange experiences with each other and with the staff of the S.o.S. programme in order to reflect on the experiences made and to further improve their own coaching skills.
Participation in the feedback workshop is compulsory for all language coaches.
If you successfully complete the learning groups, you will receive four credits in the interdisciplinary professionalisation area. Six detailed protocolsof eight learning meetings serve as proof. In addition, the staff of the S.o.S. programme observe the learning units at irregular intervals.
At the end of the semester, all international students and language coaches will meet for a big closing event.
Dates for the S.o.S. programme in the winter semester 2023/24
The preparatory seminar consists of three parts. There are three date options to choose from for each part.
Please register for the dates in Stud.IP. To do so, select a suitable date for you in Stoodle for each survey. You must have participated in all three parts in order to successfully complete the preparatory course.