Audio-visual comprehension advice

Audio-visual comprehension advice

What is this and for whom is this?

The Listening advice is a conversation about your Listening-Seeing-Understanding. In this conversation you can share your experiences with listening for us to joinly search for strategies to help you. It is an offer for students having difficulties understanding people in everyday life as well as in the course lessons. It is also an offer for everybody who wants to strategically develop their listening skill.

What do we do here?

First you can tell about your expectations and needs: What is difficult for you, where do you need our support? We will speak about your learning biography: Which languages have you learned, which media (audio, video) have you worked with already? Can your experiences help you anyhow with listening and understanding german language?

Following this introduction we want to find out more about your difficulties with listening in everyday life and in your course. We will discuss different styles and ways of listening and work out familiar and new strategies. These strategies will be implemented and tried out with exemplary audios and videos in order to find out, which strategies may be helpful for you. As you are the center of our counselling and decide the course of the advice sessions.

How does it benefit me?

The Listening-Seeing-Understanding is an important part not only of learning german in your courses, but of your everyday life in germany, too. You can recognize and understand your difficulties during the counselling and work out ways to understand better and easier the things you hear in future.

Who is participating?

The conselling is held in individual sessions. Only you and your advisor participate.

Mariya Gorova

Mariya Gorova has been working at the IIK since September 2020. She is studying German and Russian for a Master's degree and has also acquired an additional qualification as a DaF/DaZ teacher.

She is a language enthusiast and has also learned German as a foreign language herself. Her first languages are Ukrainian and Russian. She also has knowledge of English and Spanish.

She would like to share her extensive language learning experience with others and help them improve their listening (visual) comprehension. She knows exactly how important it is to first understand what is said or read correctly so that communication, whether written or oral, is successful.


How can I register?

You can easily register on our registration form. The advisors will contact you per email shortly after your registration.

If you have any questions, you can contact the supporting team:

When and where is that?

You make an individual appointment with the counsellor. The counselling sessions last 45 minutes. We meet every 2-4 weeks.

The counselling sessions usually take place online.


Q: How often can I join this counselling?

A: The frequency of your participation depends on your issues and needs. It is recommended to attend this counselling for about 4 sessions.

Q: Do I need to bring any equipment?

A: No, you dont need to bring anything. Altough you are invited to bring your learning materials (books, worksheets, etc.).

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IIK Göttingen e.V.

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