Alfred Toepfer Akademie für Naturschutz (NNA) klar

English for Environmentalists - a Communication and Language Skills Course

in Cooperation with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm (INA)


No.

16-H-04

About the Course

English is the common language of understanding for nature conservation and related issues in many parts of the world. Even in Germany conservationists need to be able to communicate in English when they talk to colleagues from other countries, contact the European Commission, take expert groups from abroad on a guided walk or consult English literature. Yet, the corresponding vocabulary is neither taught in schools nor universities.

This course will provide participants with an opportunity to develop their vocabulary in relation to key points of interest in the fields of nature conservation, landscape management, environmental education, communication, tourism, public relations and renewable energy, through both language training in the field and indoor language workshops.

Participants will use various techniques to develop their language skills in a different subject area each day. They will benefit from practicing their English in a small group of maximum 16 persons. The general format of each day will include vocabulary workshops, activities, group discussion and feedback. The course will be conducted in English. A sound basic knowledge in English is therefore recommended.

Course
Directors

Susanne Eilers, Public Relations, NNA

Dr. Ralf Grunewald, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm

Tutors

Mark Sixsmith, B.Sc., founder of Environmental English Lt., Prague
Zuzana Sixsmith, teacher, Prague

Participation Fee

580,- € incl. accommodation (double room) or 680,- € (single room), full board and all language training, field visits, excursions and course material. 360,- € incl. half board and all language training, field visits, excursions and course material. No discount available.

Participants

from the fields of nature conservation, landscape management, protected area management, environmental education, communication, tourism, public relations and renewable energy


Please send your application before 30th May 2016.




Programme


Sunday, 12th June 2016


Welcome

until 15.30

Arrival and registration

16.00

- Welcome and introductions, organisational announcements

- Ice breakers

- Language test

18.00

Dinner

19.00

Potlach-discussion

21.00

Concluding the day at the campfire




Monday, 13th June 2016


Landscape management and nature conservation - Pietzmoor

09.00

Language workshop 1 - Learning and organising your vocabulary

10.30

Break

11.00

Language workshop 2 - Test results, personal profiles and feedback

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Depart for field visit to Pietzmoor nature reserve; restoration of peat bogs and opening for tourism; return to Camp Reinsehlen

16.30

Break

17.00

Language Workshop 3 - Protected areas

18.30

Dinner

19.30

Personal presentations

20.00

Get-together




Tuesday, 14th June 2016


Habitat management - Luneburg Heath

09.00

Personal presentations

09.30

Language workshop 4 - Environmental vocabulary, environmental legislation

10.30

Break

11.00

Language workshop 5 - Wetlands, mires, moors, bogs and fens

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Transfer to Hof Moehr

14.00

Language Workshop 6 - Luneburg Heath history and habitats

15.30

Break

16.00

Hof Moehr - ancient woodland, peat bog, heathland
Transfer to Camp Reinsehlen

18.30

Dinner

19.30

Personal presentations




Wednesday, 15th June 2016


Nature conservation and tourism

09.00

Personal presentations

09.30

Language workshop 7 - Sustainable tourism

10.30

Break

11.00

Language workshop 8 - Endangered species and conservation

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Language workshop 9 - Biodiversity, habitats, biomes vocabulary

16.00

Break

16.30

Language Workshop 10 - Writing skills

18.15

Dinner

19.15

Excursion to the "heart" of Luneburg Heath nature reserve (non-obligatory)




Thursday, 16th June 2016


Public relations and environmental interpretation

09.00

Personal presentations

09.30

Group exercise on public relations

10.30

Language workshop 11 - Public Relations

11.00

Break

11.30

Language workshop 12 - Grammar Workshop

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Language Workshop 13 - Environmental dictionaries

14.30

Break

15.00

Language workshop 14 - Environmental interpretation

17.30

Dinner

18.30

Personal presentations

20.00

Farewell party




Friday, 17th June 2016


Renewable Energy

09.00

Personal presentations

09.30

Language Workshop 15 - Energy

10.30

Break

11.00

Language Workshop 16 - Wind farms

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Language Workshop 17 - Vocabulary

15.00

Action plans

15.00

Break

16.00

Action plans
Evaluation and feedback

16.30

End of the course; departure


blühender Magerrasen im Camp Reinsehlen
Questions?

If you have any questions please contact:


Bettina Stoffregen
Phone: +49 5198 989076
Fax: +49 5198 989095


Susanne Eilers
Phone: +49 5198 9890 82

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