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English workshop
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Status: active
Thema: Brush up your english skills with friendly native speakers.
Gestartet: 08.01.2013
Organisator: Georg and Jay
Homepage: Englishworkshop
Treffen: weekly
Zielgruppe: Beginners, intermediates, professionals, natives and non-natives willing to improve their english skills
Inhalt: Study group that trying to improve their english speaking and writing skills by peer exchange and practicing together in a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 2016-10-19

English workshop

Good English skills are considered self evident within the Hacker community (and in many other situations as well), but not everyone is as firm with the language as she/he would like to be. Especially when it comes to spoken English, some might appreciate more practicing.

If anyone is interested in improving his/her English skills, please attend the English workshop!


We plan to simply meet and talk about random topics in English, as well as reading some English literature. Participants with better knowledge of the language will support others or help to explain the texts read if necessary.


A list of literature we intend to read and discuss:


  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (by Douglas Adams)
  • The cat in the hat (by Dr. Seuss)
  • How to be an alien (by George Mikes)


A list of English Poems.


Useful web links

Videos to learn English


Some word lists made during the English workshop


Ideas of other topics we might talk about:

  • Talk about plans going further than a simple workshop (language barrier free-day, language diversity JF)
  • Finding more literature and films for the English workshop
  • Last year, I held a Git Workshop. It was a basic introduction and we stopped when a discussion about project management and work-flow started. If there is interest, a group discussion about software development work-flow best practices could fit here, too.
  • Why is English currently the preferred language for international communication? Why are we all learning English, but not Esperanto?


See also log about past meetings

February 19, 2013

7pm/19:00 Metalab, Bibliothek

Homework due

  • Make some 3-word sentences and find such sentences in literature. If it contains a word Jay does not know, you get an extra bonus point ;-)
  • Make sentences with the following words: vein, vane, vain, feint, faint