International Week at RheinAhrCampus – Study abroad – Where is Lithuania heading?
For one week each year we celebrate the international and intercultural aspects of the University of Applied Science Koblenz, this year again with support from the DAAD initiative Go Out!. Every year we invite guests from our partner universities and experts who give presentations for our students about studying or working abroad. However, this time, there were not only students from our own university, but also Agnes Dus from Corvinus University in Budapest in Hungary, and Johan Olsson from Umea University in Sweden. Agnes and Johan were our roving reporters for this week, and they ran from one location to another, always looking for good opportunities to interview people and find out about their international and intercultural experiences.
For our first column they have interviewed three students about their intercultural experiences and plans. Isabelle for example talks about different cultural ways how people do business, and Daniel tells us how his stay in Singapore has changed his life and why you shouldn’t trust too much what you can learn from books about intercultural behaviour.
For the second column Johan spoke to Professor Patrick McMahon from the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. He turned around the perspective and asked him, what he as a lecturer can learn from international students and what has changed most in the British student culture since he was a student himself.
Agnes met Ruta Jankauskiene from the University of Kaunas. Ruta will give us an insight on the Lithuanian perspective on international exchanges and where her country is heading.
And last but not least we are proud to present a new column “absolutely lifelong” where we will share good ideas to organise your own life long learning. Today’s contribution has been produced by Anne Knopf and Gereon Reuter, two of our students at RheinAhrCampus. They will give you some good advice on how you can improve your English in a realistic way and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Here are the links:
- BBC 4 Afternoon Reading
- Book at Bedtime Service
- Book of the Week Service
- Poetry Please!
- Kids Toe Books
Anne Fox will give a talk/workshop on “Using Podcasts in the EFL classroom” at 20:00 GMT on May 19th. Please go to wiaoc.org to find out more about this event.
Karsten Kneese will participate in a panel about “The future of educasts” at 5 pm on June 20th for the Podcastday 2007.
The next show will be coming to you on the 1st of June from Anne Fox in Denmark.
So long…stay tuned!
The host of this show is: Dr. Laurent Borgmann
Edited and co-hosted by: Karsten Kneese
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Many congratulations for great job Agnes and Johan. Are you really first timers? Difficult to believe.
Just a little update on the online presentation I made during the weekend. You can find the full recording here http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes?go=1563545 with pictures and text comments included (scroll down the page to get to my link). It means that you have to register for Learning Times which is free and useful. It also means that you have to download the Elluminate software to view the recording. All this happens automatically.
A more low tech version is available at http://streamarchives.net/node/73 which is audio only but where you don’t have to download anything or join anything. I might add that it’s also worth listening to some of the many other contributions. They are all free of charge.
Hello! Great post & the full recording is much appreciated!