News archive 2022


Links Abbildung des Sammelbandes, rechts Abbildung des Beitrages
Photo: Christian Marx, edit: Zessko

14 Dezember 2022

Refugee Teachers Program–Second Publication

Anja Martin (instructor of the Zessko language offerings for the RTP) and Christian Marx (coordinator of the RTP language offerings) represent Zessko in the anthology with their contribution, The German Language Education of the Refugee Teachers Program at the University of Potsdam. more...

Links Abbildung des Sammelbandes, rechts Abbildung des Beitrages
Photo: Christian Marx, edit: Zessko

U-Bahn Station Bundestag, Bundestag außen, Kuppel des Reichstagsgebäude von unten, Gruppenbilder
Photo: C. Jennerich

9 December 2022

Visit to the German Bundestag

As part of Dr. Christian Jennerich's online lecture, which also familiarizes international students with the German political system, we had the opportunity not only to learn about the tasks of the Bundestag but also to visit the building. more...

U-Bahn Station Bundestag, Bundestag außen, Kuppel des Reichstagsgebäude von unten, Gruppenbilder
Photo: C. Jennerich

Collage aus Eindrücken verschiedener Studentischer Projekte
Picture: ZIM; ed. Zessko

9 December 2022

Student Projects: Call for Summer Semester 2023

Now your input is needed as well! Do you have project ideas or creative visions? Do you want to organize your studies independently within the framework of an entire module and thus enrich life at our university? Do you want to find fellow participants and like-minded people and act on your own responsibility? Then take part in the next call for projects. more...

Collage aus Eindrücken verschiedener Studentischer Projekte
Picture: ZIM; ed. Zessko

Links Aula, rechts Gebäude
Photo: D. Prickett, edit: Zessko

1-2 Dezember 2022

2022 CEL/ELC Forum: “Languages in European University Alliances: Challenges and Issues”

Together, the presenters sought to determine what role languages will play in these alliances, which generally focus on themes such as education and citizenship, digital technology, the environment, societal transformations, or health. In his presentation, Dr. David Prickett, Head of Zessko, highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the University of Potsdam (and Zessko in particular) with regard to the promotion of multilingualism in the EDUC alliance.more...

Links Aula, rechts Gebäude
Photo: D. Prickett, edit: Zessko

Abbildung des weiblichen Körpers
Photo: Malen Zapata

1 December 2022

Cartografía corporal.
Violencias de género, resistencia y cooperación
Taller experimental colaborativo.

Este Taller tiene como propósito generar un trabajo conjunto y un espacio de reunión colectiva donde compartir las vivencias que nos atraviesan con otras compañeras donde todas aprendemos de todas.more...

Abbildung des weiblichen Körpers
Photo: Malen Zapata

Wortwolke und Kranz
Picture: istockphoto: N. Prachova (Kranz); ZIM

Winter Semester 2022/23

Ukraine and Ukrainian in Focus: A Series of Courses at Zessko

For everyone interested in Ukraine and the Ukrainian language and culture, the Department of Slavic Languages at Zessko is offering a series of courses with a workshop character in the Winter Semester. more...

Wortwolke und Kranz
Picture: istockphoto: N. Prachova (Kranz); ZIM

Oben Links: Zessko Logo, Universität Potsdam Logo, Überschrift Verantsaltung
Photo: Thomas Roese, edit: Zessko

28 September 2022

The Media Center as a Meeting Place—Learning Spaces Reconsidered

On September 28, 2022, the Center for Languages and Key Competences (Zessko) at the Neues Palais Campus of the University of Potsdam hosted the conference "The Media Center as a Meeting Place—Learning Spaces Reconsidered." more...

Oben Links: Zessko Logo, Universität Potsdam Logo, Überschrift Verantsaltung
Photo: Thomas Roese, edit: Zessko

Representative of the Masaryk University Language Centre, room wit attendees and chairs, city relief
Photo: T. Gorman, edit: Zesko

September 2022

“Exploring Language for Specific Purposes in Business and Economics at Tertiary Level” Conference at Masaryk University Language Centre

The broad theme of the conference allowed for a variety of topics, from LSP course design and assessment to the role of translation in teaching to students’ reactions to online teaching tools during the pandemic. more...

Representative of the Masaryk University Language Centre, room wit attendees and chairs, city relief
Photo: T. Gorman, edit: Zesko

Teilnehmer des Events "Infotag akademisches Schreiben"
Photo: Constanze Keiderling, edit: Zessko

September 2022

Academic Writing Day

The "Information Day on Academic Writing" on September 4, 2022, organized by the Writing Counselling Service of the Studierendenwerk Berlin and the Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung (gefsus e. V.; Society for Writing Didactics and Writing Research), invited interested parties to the rooms of the Studierendenwerk Berlin to reflect together—in lectures and workshops—on the didactics of writing. more...

Teilnehmer des Events "Infotag akademisches Schreiben"
Photo: Constanze Keiderling, edit: Zessko

Collage aus zwei Bildern: links Beamer-Projektion der Tagung, rechts Tagungssaal
Photo: C. Jennerich

September 2022

49. Annual Conference of the "Fachverband Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache"

After more than three years, the in-person annual conference of the Fachverband Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache (FaDaF; Professional Association of German as a Foreign and Second Language) could finally take place again at the University of Kassel from September 1 to September 3, 2022.  
Dr. Christian Jennerich, Head of the Division “Successful Start for International Students,” represented Zessko at the event. more...

Collage aus zwei Bildern: links Beamer-Projektion der Tagung, rechts Tagungssaal
Photo: C. Jennerich

left: Neues Palais Campus, right: EDUC logo
Picture: EDUC

2022 Summer Semester

EDUC: Learning Language Together — Project Work with the University of Pécs in the 2022 Summer Semester

This summer semester, Egor Skripkin, Russian instructor at Zessko, led a five-week project with students of the University of Potsdam and students of the University of Pécs (Hungary) in his UNIcert® III subject-specific course, “Russian for Political Science.” more...

left: Neues Palais Campus, right: EDUC logo
Picture: EDUC

Collage: group picture and impressions from the meeting
Photo: FU, edit.: Zessko

1 July 2022

First Network Meeting of Language Centers at Schools of Higher Education in Berlin and Brandenburg

On July 1, 2022, the Language Center at the Freie Universität Berlin invited interested parties to the first network meeting of language centers at schools of higer education in Berlin and Brandenburg. more...

Collage: group picture and impressions from the meeting
Photo: FU, edit.: Zessko

Gruppe Studierender um den runden Tisch
Photo: Zessko

19 May 2022

Zessko Language Cafés at the Campus Festival on 19. May 2022


“Explore – Experience – Enjoy” – that was the Motto of the first Campus Festival back after two years break. Along with many other organisations and departments, Zessko had a stand on the Neues Palais lawn representing the language cafes and the language tandems. more...

Gruppe Studierender um den runden Tisch
Photo: Zessko

Schild über dem Eingang des Bahnhofs mit der Aufschrift: Nanterre - Université
Photo: S. Forkel

May 2022

Living partnership - Teaching mobility with the University of Nanterre

Our colleague Sohpie Forkel talks about her trip to the University of Nanterre and teaching mobility . more...

Schild über dem Eingang des Bahnhofs mit der Aufschrift: Nanterre - Université
Photo: S. Forkel

Bookcover
Source: palgrave macmillan

February 2022

Publications by Denise McNulty Norton:

Book "Pure Fatherhood and the Hollywood Family Film" (2021) and Reasearch Article "The Responsibilised ‘Agent’ and Other Statuses" (2021). more...

Bookcover
Source: palgrave macmillan