Information for First-Semester Bachelor's Students

ORIENTATION DAYS: 18th & 19th October 2016


Tuesday, October 18th

10.00 - 11.00 BA Studienberatung for BA Hauptfach and Nebenfach students in HS 2

14.00 - 15.00 OR 15.30 - 16.30 Studienberatung for BEd students in HS 2 organized by ZfL

Wednesday October 19th (HS 3)

10.00 - 10.20 Introduction to Dept of English Studies including TCAS & ZKS   

10:20 - 10:30 Information about Library Tours                                                        

10.30 - 11:00 Introduction to Fachschaft Anglistik/ Tips                                        

11.00 - 11.30 Using StudIP/PORTA, Communicating with lecturers                    

11.30 - 12.00 Introduction to Studying Lit/Ling/Meth                     

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break                           

13.00 - 13.20 Basic Study Skills for Lectures                                                                    

13.20 - 14.10 Using Dictionaries                                                                            

14.10 - 14.40 Grammar Books & Other Useful Resources                                    

14.40 - 15.00   Help with course registration/Beratung of any other students new to Uni Trier (e.g. transfer students, master’s students)                                                                            

15.00 - 17.00 Mingling in the English Department Sitzgruppe                               

Thursday October 20th (B 22)

10.00 – 13.00 Fachschaft Ersti Brunch

Thursday October 27th (Übergang Bar Im Treff 19)

19.30 - 24.00 Stammtisch


Your literature and linguistics courses in the first semester of your Bachelor's degrees are lectures, and you can sign up at any time. You must also REGISTER for these courses via PORTA: otherwise you will not have access to the teaching materials on STUD-IP. Your language classes require you to register before attending class in the first week of semester (classes start from 24th October!)

How to sign up: 

  1. If you already have your Uni Trier computer login details, please use the PORTA system to sign up for a place in "Lang 101". You can do this 26th September-3rd October, or 13th-19th October. Only when your 'status' says "zugelassen" do you have a place in that class.
  2. If you miss these registration periods, or do not yet have your computer login details, you can sign up in person after the Orientation Days sessions in HS 3 on 19th October.
  3. If you are unable to use the PORTA system, or to come to Trier, please contact Mrs Maas (née Fielder) (cmmaasuni-trierde) before 21st October.
  4. Please note that places in these classes are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

First semester students MUST ATTEND the following courses.

BEd and BA (Hauptfach):

LANG 101: Integrated Language and Study Skills.

LING 101V: Introduction to Linguistic Studies 1.

LIT 101V: Introduction to Literary Studies 1. 

LING 102V / METH: Introduction to ELT.  


BA (Nebenfach Linguistics):     

LANG 101: Integrated Language and Study Skills.

LING 101V: Introduction to Linguistic Studies 1.


BA (Nebenfach Literature):

LANG 101: Integrated Language and Study Skills.

LIT 101V: Introduction to Literary Studies 1.


The above is a simple list for first semester BA/BEd-students! Full details of courses are:

  • on the PORTA-website (the official version),
  • on STUD-IP (the e-learning platform),
  • in the written descriptions in the glass cabinet outside the English department.