Kapezova Dina

3rd- year student of a foreign languages department  

   

 

 

 

 

 

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (German: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) is a university in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, named after the printer Johannes Gutenberg. With approximately 36,500 students (2014) in about 150 schools and clinics, it is among the ten largest universities in Germany. Starting on 1 January 2005 the university was reorganized into 11 faculties of study

Today the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has approximately 36,000 students (as of 2010) and consists of over 150 institutions and clinics.

The University of Mainz does not currently levy fees or tuition (Studiengebühren) for a regular course of study. Senior citizen students, auditing students, and certain postgraduate students may be subject to fees. The Ministry for Science and Advanced Education introduced "study accounts" (Studienkonten) that were developed jointly with Prof. Zoellner. During the transition period, overdrafts on the account would incur a flat-rate charge of 650 Euro for every overdrawn semester. The Study Accounts allow for a free-of-charge initial course of study as long as it does not exceed 1.75 times the standard period of study. In a second step the accounts will soon be charged according to time actually used. It is still contested as to whether the enormous administrative burden will lead to an actual improvement of academic conditions 

   

I studied Germanistic and American studies. I chose these subjects: Einführung in die Deskriptive Sprachwissenschaft I, Inhalte und Methoden der Sprachwissenschaft, GRAM 2: Übung zur Grammatik des Deutschen, Deutsch-Sprachkurse 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Strategies for effective lesson planning - Differentiated instruction & personalized learning,  Translation skills, Advanced Academic Writing I/ Essay Hauptstudium . I had lectures 3 times a week. When I had free time , I went to the library and read some useful information.

I lived in a dormitory. The name of it was  Hehchtsheim. It had all conditions, all things that I needed. Also we had cinema, laundry, gym, free wi-fi.

 The first week we had a tour through Mainz with guide. The other time I visited theater, museums. At the weekends I went to another towns in Hessen. I travelled around Europe in March. 

I really liked Germany: the education, people, cities. I hope I will go there again. To sum up I want to thank our university for giving me a wonderful opportunity to to Germany. In the future I will try my best in order to share with a knowledge I have with other students, and help them to learn languages.