The Workshop Series on Language and Cross-Cultural Competence offers Practice in Interactive Skills in the English Language Classroom

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As part of the series in language and cross-cultural competence for staff at partner universities, Leipzig University organises a two-part workshop for teaching staff in which interactive methods for teaching language and content courses in English will be practised. Participants will gain new insights into some practical approaches to advanced level language teaching methods.

There are no previous requirements for this course, but participants are asked to share via microphone and computer camera. It is possible to take part in one (Part I or Part II) or both of these two independent workshops. Participants are encouraged to actively participate, bringing in ideas and practical activities to share with others.

The workshops are aimed at experienced language teachers and any instructors who are preparing to teach their course content in English.

Date and time (CET):

- Workshop “Interactive Skills Practice in the English Language Classroom” (Part I): 3rd November, 16:00 – 18:15 pm.

- Workshop “Interactive Skills Practice in the English Language Classroom” (Part II): 8th December, 16:00-18:15 pm.

Workshop Leader: 

Mary Waltie, Division Manager for the English Language at the Language Centre of Leipzig University.

Workshop format:

Online (Zoom).


Please register for one or both parts here by 28th October 2021. Participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting in a timely manner.


The workshop is free of charge for staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.


For any enquiries, please contact Jupp Möhring (

Please note: In order to ensure the quality of the session and for the benefit of the participants, we limit the number of participants for this workshop to a maximum of 28 people. There are four workshop places per partner university and those will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are less than four registrations from one university, the remaining places will be allocated in list order regardless of affiliation to a partner university.

The new series of workshops are offered in the framework of the Action Line 4 of Arqus, Multilingual and multicultural university (sub-line 4.5), led by Leipzig University. These workshops target academic and administrative staff at partner universities and focus on specific topics ranging from working and teaching through the medium of English, intercultural awareness in the classroom and outside, to inclusive language.