Last reminder: VELT registration

Keep in mind that the next VELT test will take place on Feb 23, 2017, at Audimax lecture hall (main university building at Schottentor). You have to register for the test via U:SPACE!

Registration: 1.2.2017 15:00 – 19.2.2017 23:59. De-registration is still possible until Feb 21, 9 am. You have to be registered in order to take the test!

Find more information HERE. The VELT test is a language test that all BA students have to take (even native speakers!) in order to register for the course Integrated Language and Study Skills 1 after you’ve passed the StEOP exams. You can repeat the test as often as necessary, however, it is held only once a semester. For study resources, try the VELT Support Group on Facebook.

Reminder: Special February Office Hours! Tell all the new students!

You might have seen it on Facebook already, but here goes again: We’re holding a few days of extra office hours this february so all our summer term newbies and of course our veterans can have some additional advice! Times are as follows:

Feb 16 – 10.00-13.00

Feb 17 – 14.00-17.00

Feb 20 – 10.00-13.00

Feb 21 – 10.00-13.00

At our office as always! English Department, first floor, to your right, the first door on the left.

Tandem English-German (University of Vienna – University of Bath)

In cooperation with the University of Bath, you can now improve your English skills and pronunciation while improving someone’s German.

How it works: apply to cornelia.gruber@oead-lektorat.at by March 19. You’ll receive a form. Fill it in, send it back, and get assigned a partner. As soon as you’re all set up, you and your language buddy can have regular Skype sessions and improve your languague skills through simple chats! Fine more details on the flyer below.

Flyer Tandem Vienna-Bath

Call for papers (postgraduate): Oxford Research in English, Issue 5: Brevity – Extended Deadline

Back in November you might have seen a call for papers floating around Facebook. Now the deadline has been extended, so if you haven’t submitteed anything yet, now’s your chance!

Call for Papers

Oxford Research in English, Issue 5: Brevity

The literary context of ‘brevity’ spans across centuries, cultures and artistic forms, emerging in styles such as short stories and aphorisms, and ranging from the texts of the late Middle Ages to auspices of contemporary poetry.  Whether found in the incisiveness of Anne Carson or the pith of Alexander Pope’s epigrams, economy of language is often prized in texts and academic work; whether or not that superiority is merited is, of course, up for debate. The term ‘brevity’ also brings about various material interpretations—abbreviations and abridgements, for example. Alternatively, we can consider texts and forms that are naturally short as well as texts that are exceptionally long to consider the comparative value of brevity and length. In the end, the age-old question rises once more: ‘does size really matter’?

Oxford Research in English (ORE) is an online journal for postgraduate and early career scholars in English, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and related disciplines. All submissions are peer-reviewed by current graduate students at the University of Oxford. The journal is currently seeking papers of 5,000-8,000 words for its fifth issue, to be released in 2017. Please submit papers for consideration to ore@ell.ox.ac.uk by the new extended deadline of 1 March 2017.

Papers should be formatted according to the journal’s house style (see https://oxfordresearchenglish.wordpress.com/styleguide/ for more detais). For more ideas on the topic of brevity see the expanded CFP at our website: https://oxfordresearchenglish.wordpress.com/.

Original call for papers Oxford Research

Your Student Representatives Wish You A Great Semester Break! (VELT info inside)

We’ve worked hard all winter semester long, so enjoy your semester break, people! Here’s some info for you to keep at the back of your head while you’re skiing or sleeping (yes, finally, we’ve earned that) or just hanging out with the family:

The summer term starts March 1, so we hope to see you then!

The general admission period for the summer term 2017 is from 9 January – 5 February 2017. Please note the different deadlines for EU and non-EU students.

The new course directory should be up by mid February.

For those who missed an exam or two this semester, you can find the dates of the next sittings in the exam calender.

Keep in mind that the next VELT test will take place on Feb 23, 2017, at Audimax lecture hall (main university building at Schottentor). You have to register via U:SPACE! Registration: 1.2.2017 15:00 – 19.2.2017 23:59. De-registration is possible until Feb 21, 9 am. You have to be registered in order to take the test! Find more information HERE. The VELT test is a language test that all BA students have to take (even native speakers!) in order to register for the course Integrated Language and Study Skills 1 after you’ve passed the StEOP exams. You can repeat the test as often as necessary, however, it is held only once a semester. For study resources, try the VELT Support Group on Facebook.

Please note that we can offer no office hours during the semester break, i.e. we will not be personally available. However, you can reach us via e-mail or Facebook any time and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

In case of pressing matters concerning your studies, recognition of exams, problems with registration for classes, and the like, please contact the Studien-Service-Stelle.

That’s all, folks! Have a good one!

Invitation: CFP Nachwuchskonferenz “Literaturkontakte”

The University of Freiburg is planning an interdisciplinary student conference for advance students in the summer term of 2017 (July 14th and 15th).The focus is “Literaturkonntakte” – moments of contact between literatures, between cultures, between texts.

Students studying culture, literature, languages, and media are cordially invited to present a paper! Please apply with a short abstract of 300 words and include a short biographical note. Send your application to literaturkontakte@germanistik.uni-freiburg.de by Feb 28, 2017. The candidates will be selected by mid-April. There will be 20 min. for every presentation. Please keep in mind there is a fee of € 15 involved.

Detailed info in the links below!

Full description: CFP Konferenz Freiburg (PDF)

Conference Website

 

Student Job Offer: German Teachers

German teachers wanted for summer teaching at ActiLingua:

ActiLingua Acadamy ist eine Sprachschule für Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Unsere KundInnen kommen aus der ganzen Welt, um Deutsch zu lernen und Wien zu erleben.

Wir suchen engagierte und verlässliche DeutschlehrerInnen und FreizeitbetreuerInnen sowohl für Jugendliche als auch für Erwachsene. Wir bieten eine vielseitige Tätigkeit und attraktive Bezahlung. Wir unterstützen Sie mit einer intensiven Einschulung, laufender Weiterbildung und modernen Unterrichtsmaterialien.

Full offer here: DeutschlehrerInnen ActiLingua (Full PDF)

Please keep in mind this is a third party offer, the student reps are not responsible for anything!

Student Volunteer Offer: English Tutors

From our colleagues at Media Governance and Industries Research Lab:

We are seeking volunteers to offer German and English language courses, to offer academic tutorial support and generally provide information and support to refugees who will be enrolled in the OLIVE programmes for University Study.

We also call for volunteers to help out in the programme with day to day support.

Tasks may involve: tutoring students, language coaching (German or English), academic skills teaching (e.g. how to write an academic text, public speech, academic conventions) and general assistance during class days. Commit to a regular participation and support once we decide together on the frequency and duration of your participation.

If you are interested to participate please send your CV at olga.kolokytha@univie.ac.at indicating the reasons you would like to participate.

For more in-depth info, click HERE

 

Please keep in mind this is a third party offer, we are not responsible for anything!

Invitation: Anglophilia – International Student Conference on English Studies 2017 in Zagreb

EXTENDED DEADLINE (5 MARCH 2017)

STV Anglistik und Amerikanistik

From the English Student Club X.a., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb:

Dear all,

it is a pleasure to invite you to Anglophilia – International Student Conference on English
Studies 2017
. The conference is organized by English Student Club X.a., and will take place at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb (3 Ivan Lučić Street) on 5, 6 and 7 May 2017.
For further details about the conference please follow the conference website (http://anglophilia.ksaxa.com/), and for any additional enquiries regarding the programme, and other general questions, please contact the following e-mail address: zagreb.conference.info@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you at our conference!
 
We would also like to invite students of English studies and similar fields to submit their papers to At Large, the flagship publication of the English Student Club. Additionally, we invite students to submit their…

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