The Words About Us - catching and coaxing the language of the environment 30 May 2015

30 May 2015

We are pleased to welcome back Andreas Grundtvig from HELTA to run a workshop on 30 May 2015 at the VHS Bielefeld

The Words About Us – catching and coaxing the language of the environment

A popular statistic says that people who live in cities are exposed to 5000 advertising messages a day. While this may or may not be true, messages in a second language in the urban environment can be an invaluable learning tool. This workshop looks at the value of noticing and collecting authentic language, and shows how, by analysing this input, we can help students understand grammatical structure as well as pragmatic meaning. It also shares activities aimed at encouraging your students to loosen their dependence on translation tools for business correspondence and ultimately become better communicators.

In this new workshop Andreas Grundtvig offers us a way to look and use our environment more fully.


NOTE the times have been brought forward half-an-hour to accommodate the speaker’s trains.

13:30 Welcome Coffee & Tea
14:00 Workshop, Part I
15:20 Break: Coffee/Tea & Cake
15:40 Workshop, Part II
17:00 Farewell & Coffee/Tea & Biscuits
17:30 Departures


We will be back at the VHS Bielefeld on the second floor in rooms 260 and 261.

There is some on street parking and a multi-storey carpark nearby and the nearest bus stops at Volkshochschule on Viktoriastrasse or Kesselbrink (see the MoBiel website for details)

Here is a map of the area:


In line with our usual practice we are charging for the catering as follows:

members 5 Euro
non-members 10 Euro


Booking has now closed for this event.