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Become a peer tutor!

The Language Centre offers training for tutors in language learning and writing in French, German and English. This training leads to a certificate from the Language Centre and  equips you to advise your fellow students on language learning, presentations and writing academic papers.

The peer tutor program can also be integrated into the following study programmes:

  • Bachelor en Cultures Européennes (3 ECTS)
  • Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts (5 ECTS)
  • Master in Secondary Education (professional) (5 ECTS)

What you should bring to the training for tutors:

  • Very good language skills in the language(s) in which you want to complete your tutor training (max. two languages);
  • A commitment to the student community and to supporting your fellow students;
  • A keen interest in language, grammar, intercultural communication and learning processes.

After successfully completing the training, you may apply for a position as a peer tutor at the Language Centre (under a Student Assistant contract).

Application

2018 -2019 winter semester : please send the following documents to languagecentre@uni.lu by 4 October 2018 :

  • a high quality text written by yourself in the language(s) in which you want to complete your tutor training (max. two languages);
  • a covering letter explaining why you want to complete the training.

Once we have selected the candidates, we will hold interviews with the selected candidates. They will start their training in October 2018 (see dates below).

Training

Training is conducted in three modules (theory, practice and e-Portfolio) and concludes with a final test.

Module

ECTS

Dates (2017 - 2018 summer term)

Theory module

24 units (3 workshops of 8 units each)

1

Friday from 9:45 to 16:30 (food provided):
12 October, 19 October and 16 November

Practice module

Course observation and teaching 

1-2

 During the semester

Work with ePortfolios

Reflection, materials, ideas 

 1-2

 To hand in by the end of the semester

Final presentation

 

 During the exam period

 Total ECTS

 3-5

 

 

Theory module

The theory module will comprise three workshops on the following topics:

1. Supporting language learning processes

Students learn about the various methods of language learning in order to support others as they learn languages. Topics include consulting on language learning, formulating learning goals and setting a study schedule, keeping a learning journal, ePortfolio work and self-assessment. Students will also be given an overview of language learning materials.

Date: 12 October from 9:45 to 16:30 (food provided)

2. Writing and giving presentations at the University

Students learn about the methods used in consultations on writing and giving presentations. They are taught how to support writing processes and how to design presentations in academic and professional settings. This involves expanding genre knowledge, writing consultations, supporting academic writing processes, setting schedules, boosting motivation and presentation skills.

Date: 19 October from 9:45 to 16:30 (food provided)

3. Intercultural skills and the didactics of multilingualism

Students are taught the basics of intercultural communication and learn how to use these skills in multilingual settings with international students in order to provide guidance and support learning.

Date: 16 November from 9:45 to 16:30 (food provided)

 

Practice module

During the practice module, students actively participate in two Language Centre courses (e.g. the general language course, the academic writing workshop, presentations, intercultural communication or the conversation course). Active participation means that students should not only attend the course but also reflect on and document their own learning process and observations in an ePortfolio. They will also be asked to design exercises and tasks, some of which they will present themselves in a course after consultation with Language Centre staff, or to conduct a writing consultation under supervision.

Date: during the semester

 

ePortfolio module

For the entire duration of the training, an ePortfolio is available to the students to document and reflect on their own learning experience, upload their exercises and design a poster for the final presentation.

Date: to hand in by the end of the semester

 

Final exam

Using the ePortfolio, students design a poster for the final presentation. After successfully completing the modules, the final presentation and the final discussion, students receive their certificates as student tutors in language learning and writing.

Date: during the exam period