Once you have taken the English Placement Test and successfully registered in PULS for this learning opportunity (the easiest way to find it is to search in PULS for the advisor’s name: Skowronek) and been admitted, please complete the following three steps immediately. Admitted students who are enrolled at the University of Potsdam are also informed via their Uni Potsdam email address on the day of their admission, and are asked to submit documents and appointment suggestions.
Step 1. Download the collection of materials for course participants and read this document carefully. You are preparing for your first advising session and should have a clear idea of how the course will proceed, and that you, as a learner, can and must make decisions about your own learning.
One of the prerequisites for successful course participation is that you are ready and in a position to invest time (about four hours a week) in learning English on your own, in planning and reflecting on your learning, meaning that you will learn effective ways to learn a language and to reflect on what you have achieved.
Step 2. If you are interested in a course and would like to book an appointment for an initial consultation, please fill out the registration form in .doc format This form contains information that is indispensable for a meaningful and efficient initial consultation, including an individual learning assessment, information about your learning and your initial reflections on your previous experiences with studying a foreign language on your own. It is imperative for the consultation that this document be filled out carefully and completely and submitted at least one week before the initial consultation date.
Step 3. Go to the website for appointment scheduling, select two to three appointments, and send the form at least one week before your requested appointment to Steffen Skowronek via email (skowron(at)uni-potsdam.de). Please note the instructions below under “appointment scheduling.”
It is essential that you bring to your initial consultation the learning materials that you would like to use during the semester for your self-study. We can also provide students with recommendations about materials. Additional topics in the initial consultation are questions about learning motivation, setting learning goals, planning, and the learning contract.
Scheduling an individual consultation appointment always requires coordination with your learning advisor – per email, in person, by telephone or by letter – and the table is updated as confirmation. At these consultations, please always bring your learning plan, your learning journal or other form of learning documentation, and the relevant learning materials, for example to discuss questions that may have come up as you worked through them.