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Webinar on “Dos and Don’ts in Germany”

26 May 2021 from 23:00


Webinar: German Language Class 

“Dos and Don’ts in Germany”

In its capacity as cultural mediator between Germany and Asia, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University has been organizing offline German Language Classes for predominantly Thai students for more than ten years. In response to the pandemic-caused restrictions on mobility and gatherings, CPG since the beginning of this year has begun to offer in parallel an online German language program open to participants from all over the world.

As complimentary part of these language classes, CPG is offering a regular series of three webinars on the topics “Studying in Germany”, “Dos and Don’ts in Germany”, and “Understanding Germany”.

The second webinar, to be held on 26 May 2021, will provide information and advice pertaining on “Dos and Don’ts in Germany”. Although only loosely existing, there are certain rules of conduct underlying every society, which determine social interactions on a daily basis. Therefore, the webinar shall shed light on specific German behaviors and social expectations. The speaker will elaborate of certain etiquette requirements, and give practical advice on how to behave in Germany. Additionally, two Thai students living in Germany will be sharing their experience with Germans in Germany. After this, there will be a Q&A session.

The duration of the webinar will be around 2 hours. Participation in these webinars is optional.


Ivett Rita Guntersdorfer, Prof. Dr., is Head of the Intercultural Communication Department at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Focal points of her research cover intercultural competence in higher education, studying abroad and intercultural competence, as well as assessment of intercultural competence. She holds a Ph.D from University of California, Los Angeles.

Annika Schmidt is lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences Fulda, with research interests in self-perception in interpersonal and intercultural relations and communication. She studied cultural anthropology and Japanese linguistics in Germany and Sweden. She is certified intercultural coach and is currently pursuing her Ph.D at Fulda University.

Ge Lin is currently pursuing his PhD with a thesis on in criminal procedure law at Humboldt University, supported by scholarship of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. He holds two LL.M degrees from the China University of Political Science and Law, Master of Law, and the Humboldt University of Berlin respectively.

Phongchisanu Sakkiettibutra, studied Law at Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and South Korea, as a scholar supported by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in tax law at Passau University, Germany.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 18:00 (CET)/ 23:00 (ICT) via https://www.facebook.com/CPGTU


Wednesday, 26 May 2021 

(Center European Time)

6:00-6:10 p.m. Welcoming words

Duc Quang Ly, Dr., Project Manager, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

6:10-7:.45 p.m. Panel discussion: “Dos and Don’ts in Germany”


 Ivett Rita Guntersdorfer, Prof. Dr., Head, Intercultural Communication Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

 Annika Schmidt, Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Fulda

Ge Lin, PhD candidate in Law, Faculty of Law, Humboldt University of Berlin

Phongchisanu Sakkiettibutra, Master student, Faculty of Law, Passau University

Moderation: Jonas Neumann, Faculty of Law, Münster University

Q&A Session

7.45-7.50 p.m. Concluding Remarks



26 May 2021


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