Ted Talks - Conversation Classes

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Thinking of practising your English speaking skills such as improving critical thinking, debating & giving elevator pitches?
Why not take this opportunity to attend our Ted Talks Conversation Classes?
Curious? - then just book your space.
We already look forward to meeting you then.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
09:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
09:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023; 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.


Annette Brenner




Online via Zoom

Target group

all employees of the University of Bonn




Certificate of attendance

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Day 1:
Getting to know each other, Watching/listening to a Ted Talk speech for gist, Discussing the main ideas of the speech, Gathering & discussing new vocabulary, Listening for details, Ranking & critical thinking, Reviewing

Day 2:
Watching/listening to a Ted Talk speech in a breakout room, Group work: preparing pros and cons, Debating with all participants in the main session

Day 3:
Picking one out of three Ted Talk speeches , Watching/listening to them on your own, Preparing an evaluator pitch, Giving your evaluator pitch, Polling for the best pitch, Feedback

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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Alexandra Backes

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Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-68742

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