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Linguistic Landscaping in Didactics Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme - project of students of German philology

Linguistic Landscaping in Didactics Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme - project of students of German philology

From May 5 to 11, 2024, students of the Department of Neophilology, together with our partners: Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic) and Friedrich Otto University in Bamberg (Germany) carried out another project within the framework of the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Program. This is the fourth meeting involving students, future German teachers from the Nysa University and their colleagues from Germany and the Czech Republic. The projects are aimed at learning about and trying out innovative teaching methods to help our graduates and graduates in the future. An extremely important element of the project is to establish contact with students from abroad, intensive interaction and language training.

Coordinator Ms. Dr. Monika Witt: " This time the theme of the project was Linguistic Landscaping, i.e. mapping space using linguistic tools. Together we were looking for signals in the urban space of Nysa, Opole, Wroclaw and Krakow, from which we could draw conclusions about culture, history, languages, as well as current social problems shaping this space. Together we explored different perspectives and different possibilities for interpreting linguistic signs, and in the process got to know each other. Substantive preparation was provided by lecturers from the three universities organizing the project and invited external experts."

There was, of course, plenty of time set aside for fun, although it can be said that the students had a great time with each other all the time , and an important highlight of the program was meeting students from different countries studying at the Nysa Academy during an integration event at the Nysa Fort.

We are confident that both students and their guardians returned to their universities full of impressions, enriched with new didactic content and richer in new experiences and new friends. For the UAS students in Nysa, these types of events are an excellent opportunity to test their language skills in a safe environment and perfectly prepare them to take on bigger challenges such as going on an Erasmus+ program study or internship.