News archive 2020


Logo des AKS
Source: AKS

27.-28. November 2020

AKS 2020 Online Conference for Heads of Language Centers on Nov. 27 and 28, 2020


At this year's online conference of the AKS (Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren an Hochschulen e. V., Association of Language Centers in Higher Education), heads of German language centers will deal with the highly topical subject, “The Specific Nature of Online Instruction at Language Centers: Possibilities and Limits.” Zessko will host the event (via Zoom und Open.UP).  more...

Logo des AKS
Source: AKS

Beit Berl College bei Kfar Saba und Luftbildaufnahme Am Neuen Palais, Haus 19
Source: Beit Berl College und Tobias Hopfgarten

10 November 2020

Not a "Single Story" – How a German-Israeli COIL Project Helps Participants Overcome Stereotypes

"Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person." This is an insight that Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shared with the audience at a TED conference in 2017, pointing out the danger of reducing people, cultures and countries to a "single story." more...

Beit Berl College bei Kfar Saba und Luftbildaufnahme Am Neuen Palais, Haus 19
Source: Beit Berl College und Tobias Hopfgarten

AKS-Logo
Source: AKS

10 August 2020

New AKS Board of Directors: Dr. David Prickett Elected as AKS Deputy Chairperson

The “Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren an Hochschulen e.V.” (Association of Language Centers in Higher Education; AKS) promotes the teaching and learning of foreign languages in higher education in terms of content, didactics, and organizational development. In June Dr. David Prickett was elected Deputy Chairperson. more...

AKS-Logo
Source: AKS

SVB Participants in Class
Photo: K. Fritze

27 July 2020

High Satisfaction among SVB Course Participants despite Corona Semester

The team in the Department “Successful Start for International Students” at Zessko conducted a survey to determine the level of student satisfaction with the course Studienvorbereitung Brandenburg (SVB; Prep Course for International Students in Brandenburg). The survey also focused on the effects of distance learning in the face of pandemic-related restrictions. more...

SVB Participants in Class
Photo: K. Fritze

Language Course for Refugees
Photo: K. Fritze

16 July 2020

Participation in the Seminar Series "Conducting Language Courses for Refugees: Reflection and Ideas"

The training seminar offered by the International DAAD Academy was originally scheduled to take place in Berlin in early April 2020. Due to the corona pandemic, it did not take place as an in-person event but rather as four webinars from May 26 to June 5, 2020. more...

Language Course for Refugees
Photo: K. Fritze

Uni Sports Boxer
Photo: K. Fritze

30 June 2020

Student Projects: Call for Winter Semester 2020/2021

In the 2020/2021 Winter Semester, students will again have the opportunity to take an active role designing their studies in the Studiumplus module "Studentische Projekte (Student Projects)."  more...

Uni Sports Boxer
Photo: K. Fritze

FaDaF Conference Proceedings Marburg
Source: FaDaF

15 May 2020

DSH-Center Certification Extended an Additional Five Years

Zessko is proud to announce that the HRK and the Fachverband Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (FaDaF: Association of German as a Foreign and Second Language) have approved the re-registration of the DSH regulations of the University of Potsdam (DSH: German Language UniversityEntranceExaminationfor Foreign Applicants) through June 30, 2025. more...

FaDaF Conference Proceedings Marburg
Source: FaDaF

Student Projects Go Online
Image: limaech

21 April 2020

Student Projects Go Online

Even during the corona pandemic--and especially in times of social isolation--it is important, dear students, to be active and creative.  more...

Student Projects Go Online
Image: limaech

Online Teaching ZfQ
Image: ZfQ/Teaching and Medien

09 April 2020

Starting the Semester Online

At the Center for Languages and Key Competences (Zessko), there is (virtually) a lot going on now! The instructors are hard at work developing online courses for the students of the University of Potsdam.  more...

 

Online Teaching ZfQ
Image: ZfQ/Teaching and Medien

Zessko, Building 19, Neues Palais Campus
Photo: K. Fritze

16 March 2020

Significant Changes to Classes and Operations at Zessko due to Coronavirus

The administration of Zessko has compiled the following list of FAQ in order to inform students and staff about changes brought about by the coronavirus. more...

Zessko, Building 19, Neues Palais Campus
Photo: K. Fritze