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English Courses

All courses are a cooperation of the PHGS with IMPRS-UFAST.

Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

There are currently three regular English courses for PhD students on the Bahrenfeld campus. The courses are reserved for doctoral researchers of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its coorperation partner IMPRS-UFAST. Postdocs and PhD students from other graduate programmes in the PIER reserach fields may also participate upon request.

The English courses are part of our language module "Negotiation and networking in English" that is specifically designed according to the needs of researchers in science. Our teacher is a native speaker with many years of experience in teaching scientists and graduate students.

Communication skills for scientists

Date: Tuesdays, 3 March - 21 July 2020, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Venue: SR1b, building 1 (exception on 17 March: SR 7a, building 7)
Trainer: Louise Kennedy

In order to be successful in your PhD, not only do you need to be able to manage your project and yourself but also your environment. This course focuses on this last challenge: communicating effectively with your colleagues, supervisor, peers and other parties in a language that is not your mother tongue.

Details and registration: https://indico.desy.de/indico/event/25113/

Due to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak all language courses for PhD students take place online. For details please contact the teachers and/or the PIER Office (graduateschool@pier-hamburg.de). Classroom-based teaching will continue as soon as the situation will allow us to do so.

English at DESY Education

There are also various English classes for basic, intermediate and advanced learners, organised by DESY Education (DESY-F). Courses take place on the DESY campus, and they are not exclusively for PhD students. The fee for all language classes at DESY-F is usually 15 €. You can start at any time. Overview: Languages at DESY-F.

English at University of Hamburg

Hamburg There are also tailormade English classes on the city campus. Price is between 42-82 € for PhD students. A placement test is mandatory. More information: English at Hamburg University.

DESY Language Café

Do you need to strengthen your languages skills in e.g. German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (e.g. Mandarin or Cantonese), Swedish, Norwegian or any other language in the world or you just simply miss speaking your own mother tongue? Then please join us every two weeks at the DESY Language Café!

The key idea of this Language Café is: "Learn a language well for free while helping others learn another language well for free." UPDATE: So far we have had 8 very successful Language Café meetings with around 25-30 participants each time, who participated at either the German, French, Italian, English, Mandarin, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian or Spanish speaking table. The Language Café will be held every two weeks, on Fridays around lunch hour.

More information: DESY Language Cafè

Mirko Siemssen
Phone: +49-40-8998-5506
E-mail: mirko.siemssen@pier-hamburg.de

Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
Christian Nweze
Photon Science / Nanoscience
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
08 May. 2020 to 01 Dec. 2020
Chaired by: Hans-Christian Wille
13 Jul. 2020 to 17 Jul. 2020
Chaired by: Manfred Lindner
Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
14 Jul. 2020 11:00
Speaker: Yohei Ema (DESY)
14 Jul. 2020 16:45
Speaker: Beate Heinemann (DESY and Freiburg University)
15 Jul. 2020 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
16 Jul. 2020 15:30
Speaker: KUTAK, Krzysztof
Location: CMS meeting room
16 Jul. 2020 to 17 Jul. 2020
Chaired by: Gregor Kasieczka
Speaker: AMRAM, Oz (Institut fuer Experimentalphysik / UHH), CHENG, Taoli
17 Jul. 2020 14:00
Speaker: Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler (Universität Mainz & Helmholtz Institut Mainz)
17 Jul. 2020 16:00
Speaker: Denis Anielski
Location: DESY-CFEL, Gebäude 99, SR I & II/Foyer, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg
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