Around The World (and Paderborn) In 20 Languages
Event organizer:Robert Wolf – Zentrum für Sprachenlehre
Location: Gebäude I, Universität Paderborn / Innenstadt How to get here.
Address: Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn
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Paderborn University’s Zentrum für Sprachlehre (Centre for Language Studies, or ZfS), offers language courses in 20 languages. Some courses are also open to non-members of the university. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the ZfS is organising a QR code-based city rally through Paderborn which offers something for language enthusiasts of all ages. Scanning the QR codes opens a short video in which a teacher of the respective language (ranging from Arabic to sign language or Turkish) presents a cultural-linguistic phenomenon. Every QR code has a corresponding question, and the right answers to all 20 QR codes add up to the solution word. All finishers qualify for the prize draw. The QR codes are available for a month on the ZfS premises and at selected locations in the city of Paderborn with a link to the language in question (for example, the QR code for Hebrew at the synagogue). This activity demonstrates the role that the languages offered by the ZfS, and which students can learn to prepare for their semester abroad, for example), play in the day-to-day life of Paderborn.