Unite! Courses

The partner universities of the Unite! Alliance partner universities are offering selected courses for students in the areas of languages, communication and global competence. These courses are open to all students enrolled at one of the Unite! partner institutions and can be taken online from your home university. You can take the offer in preparation for a stay abroad, curricularly or voluntarily. The credit points earned will be acknowledged by your university.

You can find the current course offer in the course list on Metacampus.

Courses at TU Darmstadt:

TUCaN Modul 41-11-2291-ku
Course description The focus of this course is verbal argumentation and discussion in German as a Foreign Language, including engaging in dialogue and conversation. Students will learn how to present themselves and their arguments verbally. Students will employ oral communication skills in exercises which lead specifically to effective presentation of arguments, including adding further arguments and effective listening. Students will engage in role plays, presentations and debate-discussion panels in pairs and groups to practise and improve their skills in various types of oral communication.
Time every Monday from 09:50 to 11:30 (CET)/ April 2023 – July 2023
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Credits 3 ECTS
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from UNIcert II level or UNIcert I certificate
TUCaN Modul 41-11-2292-ku
Course description The focus of this course is verbal argumentation and discussion in German as a Foreign Language, including engaging in dialogue and conversation. Students will learn how to present themselves and their arguments verbally. Students will employ oral communication skills in exercises which lead specifically to effective presentation of arguments, including adding further arguments and effective listening. Students will engage in role plays, presentations and debate-discussion panels in pairs and groups to practise and improve their skills in various types of oral communication.
Time every Wednesday from 09:50 to 11:30 (CET)/ April 2023 – July 2023
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from UNIcert II level or UNIcert I certificate
TUCaN Modul 41-001621-ku
Course description The virtual intercultural simulation game Megacities takes place in cooperation with the Université de Grenoble and the Universidade de Lisboa. A simulation game is an experiential learning method whereby students experience interculturality through play in the context of internationality, multilingualism, virtuality and various cultures. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own, often unconscious ideas of normality and thus deal constructively with foreignness and multilingualism.
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Time In Megacities, teams from the three universities meet six times for a period of 2.5 hours each. The game will take place on Thursdays between 17:00 and 20:00 in the period from 24 April to 30 June 2023. (Exact dates will follow after consultation with international partners).
Requirements English for everyday use at level B2
TUCaN Modul 41-63-1141-ku
Course description This course is designed for students who already have a good knowledge of Polish either because it is their heritage language or have acquired a sufficient level from previous courses. Students will practice writing on technical/scientific subjects and formulating texts. Grammar and written expression will also be improved by practicing with various kinds of texts. Current texts and articles will be used and distributed in class. Students will write an exam at the end of the course.
Time every two weeks on Friday from 9:50 to 11:20 (CET)/ April 2023 – July 2023
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from Polish VII/VIII / UNIcert I certificate or contact

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More information about Unite!

Unite! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering) consists of TU Darmstadt as coordinator, Aalto University (Finland), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), Politecnico Di Torino (Italy), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), the University of Technology (Austria) and the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland).

As a European University, the nine partner universities are hard at work to create a trans-European campus for students and scientists including regions and enterprises. Between them, they have 167,000 students; they already cooperate closely in more than 80 EU projects and have exchanged more than 2,000 students in the past five years. The Alliance’ goal is to bundle joint study opportunities to the benefit of students, to reduce technical and administrative obstacles and by doing so to increase student mobility significantly. Research is also to benefit from these extended and simplified cooperation conditions; thus, strengthening the competitiveness of the European environment of higher education.

Additional information about Unite! and its 9 partner universities.