TUM Language Center Quality Assurance Group
The TUM Language Center Quality Assurance Group was founded by members of our faculty to support teacher development and improve classroom practice. The group organizes regular teacher training workshops and student evaluations.
The TUM Language Center as a driving force at the HRK ADVANCE
In June 2023, as part of the project "HRK ADVANCE - Optimizing Governance and Processes of Internationalization", our Head Lecturer Christina Thunstedt was invited to give a keynote presentation in the workshop "Quality Assurance of Multilingual Teaching: Teaching Evaluation, Continuing Education, Institutional Services" by presenting formats and services through which TUM supports teachers in foreign language teaching.
The contribution focused on the services offered to teachers and staff for language acquisition as well as for the support of foreign-language lesson preparation.
Susanne Ehrlich, from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, provided further input. She addressed the possibilities of looking at foreign language-relevant aspects of studies and teaching and identifying the associated opportunities and challenges.
Subsequently, in three working groups, development possibilities of the teaching evaluation, the further education offers and central support offers for teachers were discussed in depth in order to concretely develop the framework conditions of foreign and multilingual teaching for teachers.
The goals of the workshop were a cross-university exchange on the quality characteristics and quality assurance of multilingualism in the fields of action of the universities, as well as a constructive approach to the position/role of teachers in the field of multilingual teaching (competencies, needs, support options).
More information on the HRK Advance can be found here.
AG Prüfen on the ScholarSHIP
From May 4 to 5, 2023, the members of the TUM Language Center's AG Prüfen participated in the intensive workshop "Analog | Digital | Integrated: Competence-Oriented Testing of the Future", a project of ProfiLehrePlus and BayZiel. They traveled on the ScholarSHIP from Regensburg to Passau and were able to discuss competency-based testing and other exciting topics in higher education didactics along the Danube in perfect weather.
At the end of the symposium, the presentation of the ScholarSHIP results by the teams was followed by exciting keynotes on the topic of artificial intelligence in education and a panel discussion on the future of examinations at universities at the QUADIS Ergebniskonferenz, a cooperation event of the University of Regensburg, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Passau.
In order to continue offering modern and action-oriented examination formats and to tailor the examinations at the TUM Language Center even more closely with the needs and interests of our target group in the future, we subsequently asked them directly: At the end of May 2023, a survey with eight questions on the topic of "What should exams at the TUM Language Center look like in the future?" was sent to all students who have taken/are taking a language course at the TUM Language Center in the winter semester 2022/23 and/or the summer semester 2023