15. August 2016

Language educates Language educates - Summer University for multilingual students

Summer University for multilingual students

For two weeks, 15 multilingual students from immigrant backgrounds participate in the summer university "Language educates" offered by the Bonn Goethe-Institute and the University of Bonn. The 16- to 20-year-old school students have been nominated by their teachers from eleven schools, comprehensive schools and vocational colleges in Bonn, Cologne and the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis.

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On the side of the University of Bonn the summer university is organized by the Department of Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism Research of the Institute of Linguistics, Media and Musicology.

Language skills are important prerequisites for a successful start at the university. The decision to study is also influenced by language skills. The summer university targets adolescents who already have initial skills and trys to activate their individual potential for a successful scientific education.

Scientific language, methods workshop, excursions

In the two-week Summer University the participants receive in small groups a training on the specific language of science and academia. They work on their presentation and writing skills, acquire common academic methods in workshops and learn strategies to deal with difficult texts. After the daily lunch in the Mensa cafeteria, the young students visit international companies located in the Bonn region and various university institutions.

Excursions to institutes of the University of Bonn like the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or the University Library help participants to get in tough with young scientists' work places for the first time. They receive information on application procedures, presentation techniques and the preparation for life after school.

The summer university is made possible by the financial support of the Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn, and by the Goethe-Institut Bonn, together with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism of the Institute of Linguistics, Media and Musicology at the University of Bonn.



Anne-Kathrein WeberGoethe-Institut BonnLennéstraße 6, 53113 BonnTel: + 49-228-95756-0Fax: + 49-228-95756-23Email: anne.weber@goethe.de

Dr. Paul MeyermannAbteilung für Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Mehrsprachigkeitsforschung mit SprachlernzentrumInstitut für Sprach-, Medien- und MusikwissenschaftUniversität BonnLennéstraße 6, 53113 BonnTel: +49-228-73-7248Fax: +49-228-73-995678E-Mail: p.meyermann@uni-bonn.de

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