What do you teach at GTA?

The overall goal of this course is to orient students to an academic culture and to develop academic skills in preparation for attending academic training courses in cross-cultural settings.

In particular, with this course we want to train students:

  • to gain an overview of what is involved in language development and translation programs
  • to learn some basic technical terminology related to language development and translation programs
  • to develop critical and independent thinking
  • i.e. to understand how to think through and solve problems
  • i.e. learn how to argue coherently and consistently

to develop academic skills:

  • in reading and writing
  • in research (both written sources and field methods)
  • in computing
  • in distance-learning

to gain communication skills (e.g. how to interact with instructors, how to ask for help)
to acquire confidence in participatory learning situations
to acquire some confidence and competence in working in multicultural environments
to acquire skills of how to work in teams

Furthermore, on the course we want the staff to gain an idea of each student’s abilities, especially

  • academic capabilities
  • linguistic capabilities
  • computer skills

To read why you should attend the GTA and to apply, click here.