Unite! Courses

What are Unite! courses?

Unite! courses are courses offered by the Unite! Alliance and are open to all Unite! students. Currently, the following partner universities are members of this alliance: Aalto University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Politecnico Di Torino, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, the Universidade de Lisboa and Technical University of Darmstadt. This course programme includes language courses and global competencies courses.

Virtual course programme for Unite! students

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What can I learn?

You are thinking about taking a semester abroad at another university but have not made up your mind yet? Or you would like to register for a course that is not available at your university? Then a Unite! course is your best choice! Get to know students from other European universities.

The current course offer will also be updated on our Metacampus course. On Unite!'s Metacampus you will also find many other interesting courses and activities.

Additional information about courses at TU Darmstadt:

TUCaN Modul 41-11-2291-ku
Course description Der Schwerpunkt des Kurses liegt im mündlichen Argumentieren und Diskutieren in der Fremdsprache Deutsch. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf dem Dialog, dem Reden miteinander. Sie lernen Inhalte mündlich zu präsentieren und ihre Meinung zu vertreten. Daher werden in einzelnen Übungen neben dem Ausdrucksvermögen auch die Gesprächsfähigkeit, das Zuhören und Anknüpfen an die Vorredner trainiert. Durch Präsentationen, Rollenspiele und Diskussionsrunden werden in Gruppen- und Paararbeiten verschiedene Sprachhandlungen geübt und gefestigt.
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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), 31 Oct – 6 Feb
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Fee no fee
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from UNIcert II level or UNIcert I certificate
TUCaN Modul 41-11-2292-ku
Course description Der Schwerpunkt des Kurses liegt im mündlichen Argumentieren und Diskutieren in der Fremdsprache Deutsch. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf dem Dialog, dem Reden miteinander. Sie lernen Inhalte mündlich zu präsentieren und ihre Meinung zu vertreten. Daher werden in einzelnen Übungen neben dem Ausdrucksvermögen auch die Gesprächsfähigkeit, das Zuhören und Anknüpfen an die Vorredner trainiert. Durch Präsentationen, Rollenspiele und Diskussionsrunden werden in Gruppen- und Paararbeiten verschiedene Sprachhandlungen geübt und gefestigt.
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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 11:40 to 13:20 (CET), 31 Oct – 6 Feb
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Fee no fee
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from UNIcert II level or UNIcert I certificate
TUCaN Modul 41-11-1371-ku
Course
description
Grundlage dieses Kurses bilden Lesetexte unterschiedlichster Thematik und Textsorte, an denen die Fertigkeiten Leseverstehen und Argumentieren (auch in Form von Textproduktionen) geübt werden.
Sie lernen unterschiedliche Lesestrategien kennen, die Sie befähigen sollen, auch längere und komplexere Texte lesend zu erfassen und zu verstehen.
In den unterschiedlichen Sprachhandlungen und Übungen festigen und erweitern Sie Ihren Wortschatz und gelangen so zu einer sprachlich differenzierteren Ausdrucksweise.
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This course is designed to improve students’ reading comprehension skills as well as their oral and written discussion skills in German as a foreign language. We will read and discuss texts with diverse topics. A text read at the beginning of each lesson will serve as a basis for discussion.
Time every Monday from 9:50 to 11:30 (CET), 24 Oct – 6 Feb
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Fee no fee
Requirements German on C1 Level / Placement test or certificate from German course on UNIcert III level or UNIcert II certificate (can be done after registration).
TUCaN Modul 41-63-1141-ku
Course
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Dieser Kurs richtet sich an Studierende, die bereits über gute Kenntnisse der polnischen Sprache verfügen, entweder weil Polnisch ihre Herkunftssprache ist oder weil sie diese auf einem guten Niveau erworben haben. Ziel des Kurses ist es, in der Lage zu sein, sich schriftlich in der Fachsprache gut zu verständigen. Die Grammatikkenntnisse und der schriftliche Ausdruck werden durch die Verwendung verschiedener Textsorten weiter verbessert. Die Studierenden arbeiten mit verschiedenen aktuellen Fachtexten, die im Kurs verteilt werden. Der Kurs schließt mit einer schriftlichen Prüfung ab.
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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)
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Fee no fee
Requirements B1- level completed / Placement test or certificate from Polish VII/VIII / UNIcert I certificate or contact Ms. Barbara Stolarczyk
TUCaN Modul 41-00-1661-ku
Course
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In einer zunehmend zusammengerückten Welt müssen Ingenieure in interpersonellen, interkulturellen und internationalen Arbeitszusammenhängen sicher agieren. Dieser Kurs bereitet Studierende der Ingenieurswissenschaften auf ihre globale Zukunft vor. Dazu setzen sich Teilnehmende mit den Dimensionen der Kultur, den Ebenen der Kommunikation und der Komplexität von internationaler Teamzusammenarbeit auseinander.
In synchronen und asynchronen virtuellen Phasen bietet der Kurs die Möglichkeit, unmittelbare und praktische Erfahrungen in globalen Teams zu sammeln sowie über Zusammenhänge von Technik, Kultur und ingenieurswissenschaftlichen Praktiken zu reflektieren. Der Kurs findet auf Deutsch und Englisch statt. Weitere Sprachen sind willkommen.
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In an increasingly interconnected world, the engineers have to be knowledgeable and skilled in an interpersonal, intercultural and international work environment. This course will prepare engineering students for their global future. Participants will understand the dimensions of culture, the levels of communication and the complexity of international teamwork.
In synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities, the course provides direct and practical experience of cross-cultural work in global teams and a sustained reflection on the interdependencies of technology, culture and engineering practices and identities.
The course languages will be German and English. Additional languages are welcome.
Time every Wednesday from 17:10 to 18:50 (CET), 19 Oct – 8 Feb
Instructor
Credits 3 ECTS
Fee no fee
Requirements English on B2 level, Other languages are welcomed

How do I register?

Select one or more courses of your choice and use the links in the course overview to register. You can register at TU Darmstadt from 15 July 2022 to 30 August 2022. Students who are not enrolled at TU Darmstadt can register here. After successful enrolment, you can register via TUCaN.

Online registration for Language Resource Center Courses (application for a course place) is possible in the Gesamtkatalog aller Module des Sprachenzentrums – Catalogue of all Language Resource Center Modules in your TUCaN account during the following time period:

  • Saturday 1st October 2022, 0:00 until Wednesday, 19th October 2022, 12:00

For further information and instructions on how to register electronically, please see Course Registration Dates and Course Registration Procedures on the Language Resource Centre website.

If you are already a member of TU Darmstadt please register as usual directly via TUCaN for you desired courses!

Do you have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us by email any time:

What is Unite! and where can I find more information?

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) and the Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). In addition, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland) will join the Unite! network this year.

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.