Language schools and educational institutions in India, sub-Saharan Africa and Germany will also benefit from integrating the specific formats into their course offers.
Tailor-made courses for 8 - 20 participants take place in language schools, educational institutions or on the premises of the company itself. Two seminar rooms are required. After 20 workshop days (160 units of 45 minutes each), participants are ready to take the A1 exam at the Goethe-Institut.
*A1 is the first level of language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). An A1 certificate is a requirement for permanent residency in Germany.
These 5 - 10 day courses are specifically conceptualised for 6 - 12 participants within a particular industry. The aim of the course is to pass a language exam in the categories Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Working with a textbook, the focus will be on business German. The participants will be engaged in job-relevant simulation games and complementary teamwork tasks. When enacting didactically developed occupational scenarios such as plant visits, ticket bookings, minute-taking, telephone interviews or chairing of meetings, the participants will actively acquire relevant linguistic competences for their profession.
This week-long training course is aimed at staff members in specific occupational functions within your company. It caters for 6 – 12 participants of diverging lingual competency. Participants will be prepared for their specific occupational functions with regard to language and content. These will then be practised in actual professional scenarios such as providing information at reception, writing minutes, conducting negotiations and sales conversations, discussing problem-solving strategies and explaining business organisation as well as chairing meetings.
Everyday procedures and operations within your company will be simulated and analysed, thus preventing time-consuming misunderstandings amongst staff members or between employees and clients.
These are 1 - 2 day team-building workshops for 10 - 25 colleagues within a division or organisation. The aim is to develop a cooperative corporate culture on all levels of your enterprise. By acknowledging and recognising each other’s multilingualism, the participants learn to appreciate each other as the complex personalities they are and thus overcome stereotype labelling of certain cultures, language groups or (in the African context) of tribes. The workshops promote an open-minded and impartial atmosphere that allows for creative cooperation. Employees are encouraged to identify with the corporation rather than with language groups.
These are 1 -2 day individual training sessions or seminars for up to 12 participants. There are many cultures within post-apartheid South Africa, with ethnic tensions existing within both the black and the white communities. When doing business in South Africa, it is vitally important to understand the cultural nuances because standards and meeting styles differ substantially depending upon who you are dealing with, whether it be a traditional, white-dominated business, a start-up black African company, the subsidiary of a multi-national corporation, or a government organisation.
By means of cross-cultural training, Edda Holl creates awareness of sensitive issues, promotes understanding of diverse business partners and shares the valuable knowledge, insights and experiences she has gained through longstanding cooperation and teaching experiences with students, alumni, bursars and business people in sub-Saharan Africa. Basic security awareness also forms part of these seminars.
Edda Holl offers lessons on an individual basis for all levels: effective exam preparation and coaching for specific business needs such as presentations, speeches, chairing discussions and meetings.
These are one-month introductory courses for employees which may take place before work, during lunch break or after work. The benefits of integrating these stress-busting traditional Chinese martial art exercises are
Conferences and professional development programmes have proved more effective when interspersed with creative Taiji-Qigong breaks, enabling the delegates and participants to "recharge their batteries".
Between 2000 and 2014 she resided in South Africa, teaching German, Art and Drama at the German International School in Johannesburg, lecturing German at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Goethe-Institut South Africa, under whose auspices she conducted drama education courses and preparatory language and acculturation courses for scholarship holders of German-speaking companies.
In sub-Sahara Africa, India, Europe and South-East Asia she has conceptualised and facilitated transnational theatre projects in the field of multilingualism and personality formation for adolescents and adults from twenty-eight countries.
Since 2014 she has been living in Germany, where she is employed as a teacher of German as a Second Language, German and Aesthetics at the Geschwister-Prenski common school in Lübeck.
Tel: +49 451 39773945
Mobil: +49 173 1455889
Dr. Edda Holl
Blücherstr. 20 · 23564 Lübeck
Ust.Id.-Nr.: 86 102 935 271