The English Society for General Education pursues two ambitions, namely, to improve our English and to gradually raise our level of general knowledge, complementing the mainly professionally-oriented education at university. Thereby we want to gain an insight into all kinds of fields and refine our terminology at the same time. This is accomplished by two guiding themes:
First we focus on the development and cultivation of our English abilities. In every meeting we aim to strengthen grammar, pronunciation and rhetorical skills on the one hand, and to achieve a confident and appropriate communication style on the other. Speeches, presentations and discussions in particular are the quintessence of our sessions. We regularly invite contributors to support us with their expertise and comments.
Directly linked to the first point is our second guiding theme: Every presentation has to have a distinct reference to one of the key concepts “Current Events”, “Culture”, or “World History”. We understand these as follows:
Current Events: Recent events taking place now or in the recent
past and affecting the present in a significant way. At the centre
of interest are political and economic developments.
In accordance with the English orientation of the society and to achieve reasonable coordination between our different subjects, every presentation and discussion has to focus on and make direct reference to the English-speaking countries. Apart from this, there are no further restrictions, giving plenty of room for ideas and discussions to unfold.